WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!
This challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. I’ve provided the artwork for this month’s challenge:
Many thanks to Rebecca Budd, who introduced me to the art of John William Waterhouse. Her blog, Chasing Art, is full of poetic inspiration!
Write your poem inspired by the painting above, using a syllabic form from the cheat sheet or from the poetscollective.org/poetryforms. Here is more information on how to write an Ekphrastic poem: How Do You Write an Ekphrastic Poem.
“Ekphrastic poems exist to respond to a piece of art critically, analytically, and reverentially.”Ekphrastic poetry explained
On the Monday before the next challenge, I will select a poem from this week’s challenge to feature on the Monday recap. That poet will then choose the piece of artwork or a photograph (credits included) for next month’s challenge!
Here are some sites that will help you write your poetry and count syllables:
A simple yet powerful syllable counter for poems and text which will count the total number of syllables and number of syllable per line for poems like haikus, limericks, and more.
For Synonyms and Antonyms. When your word has too many syllables, find one that works.
- Write your choice of a syllabic poem from the cheat sheet or from the poetscollective.org/poetryforms.
- Post it on your blog.
- Include a link back to the challenge in your post. (copy the https:// address of this post into your post).
- Copy your link into the Mr. Linky below (underlined with a hyperlink).
- Please click the small checkbox on Mr. Linky about data protection.
- Read and comment on some of your fellow poets’ work.
- Like and leave a comment below if you choose to do so.
Follow the schedule listed below: