#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 276, 5/31/22, #ShareYourDay

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Happy Memorial Day (May 30th)! What is Memorial Day? It's the fifth Tuesday of the month! #ShareYourDay is a way to get to know each other better. Take a photo and write a syllabic poem about your day. Don’t think on it too hard. Make it fun. The photo does not need … Continue reading #TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 276, 5/31/22, #ShareYourDay

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 275 | #ThemePrompt: “Useful”

Happy Memorial Day (May 30th)! What is Memorial Day? Welcome to our weekly poetry stars' celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our choice of syllabic poem, using a form from the cheat sheet or a syllabic form from the Poetscollective.org, using the theme of "useful." Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: 1.Harmony Kent8.willowdot2115.Colleen Chesebro2.ben … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 275 | #ThemePrompt: “Useful”

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 275, 5/24/22, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Here we are for another #TankaTuesday poetry challenge! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Kerfe selected this month's theme: This month's theme is: "Useful" Here are some sites that will help you write your poetry and count syllables: Not sure how to write syllabic poetry? READ THIS FIRST: How to Start Crafting Syllabic … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 275, 5/24/22, #THEMEPROMPT

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 274 | #PhotoPrompt

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars' celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our choice of syllabic poem, using a form from the cheat sheet or a syllabic form from the Poetscollective.org. David, from the Skeptic's Kaddish, provided the photo below. Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: 1.Reena Saxena9.Cheryl17.Colleen Chesebro2.ben Alexander10.Jules18.Ruth Klein3.Harmony Kent11.Veera19.s. s.4.willowdot2112.Kerfe20.Sally … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 274 | #PhotoPrompt

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 274, 5/17/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. David, from the Skeptic's Kaddish, provided the photo for this month's challenge. This is a photo of David's father. Please be aware that he is no longer with us. David dedicated his blog to his father's memory. You can read … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 274, 5/17/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 273 #SpecificForm: butterfly cinquain

What a busy week it's been! I've spent most of the week digging garden beds, planting plants, trees, and bushes. Afterward I had to cover everything up with mulch. After the long winter inside, it felt wonderful to be outside. I've lugged so many bags of mulch... I wore myself out! Hopefully, the week ahead … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 273 #SpecificForm: butterfly cinquain

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 273, 5/10/22, #SpecificForm

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Last month, I asked Sally Cronin to select a syllabic form for us to learn more about. Her choice was the butterfly cinquain. FAST FACTS Did you know the Butterfly Cinquain really isn’t a cinquain? It's a nine-line poem. The butterfly cinquain uses the syllable count of the Crapsey Cinquain and then reverses it. … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 273, 5/10/22, #SpecificForm

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 272 | #TastetheRainbow: Color Poetry

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars' celebration. This week’s challenge was to add a color and write our choice of syllabic poem, using a form from the cheat sheet or a syllabic form from the Poetscollective.org. I was thrilled with this week's poetry. The psychology behind adding colors to our poetry adds layers of meaning. These … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 272 | #TastetheRainbow: Color Poetry

Let’s Talk: tanka prose

Let's talk tanka... tanka prose, that is! The Basics of the tanka prose form: I try to adhere to the basic structure of tanka prose—which includes the five-line tanka written mostly in the form 5-7-5-7-7, but always in the format of s-l-s-l-l; where the middle line is a pivot between the first and the last … Continue reading Let’s Talk: tanka prose