Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was from Yvette M. Caldeiro, and we were to write our choice of syllabic poem, using the theme of beginnings & endings. We could use a form from the cheat sheet or a syllabic form from the Poetscollective.org.
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Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:
|1.||Reena Saxena||8.||Pat||15.||Annette Rochelle Aben|
|2.||willowdot21||9.||Goutam Dutta||16.||M J Mallon|
|4.||Jules||11.||Donna Matthews||18.||Yvette M Calleiro (correct link)|
|5.||Sarah David||12.||Sally Cronin||19.||Kerfe|
|6.||D. L. Finn||13.||Colleen Chesebro||20.||Michael Todd (see below)|
|7.||Gwen Plano||14.||Ruth Klein||21.||David: Skeptic’s Kaddish|
What a great selection of “beginnings and endings” this week. Here are a few highlights:
Donna Matthews haiku: In this haiku, “yellow petals” is the kigo. It could be spring, summer, or fall with yellow petals blooming. She doesn’t tell us what to think, instead she simply shares her observations for us to draw our own conclusions. Read more about Haiku & Zappai:
We also have a poet who has been posting in the comments since he doesn’t have a blog. How cool is that? He calls in his poetry to the Speakeasy Cafe! Thank you Michael for the wonderful mention of Word Craft Poetry! 💜
Michael said: “I read this tonight, at our internet radio site. I was on from 34:40 to 48:54 …
I directed our audience to you, in care of Word Craft Poetry…”
Alley Allies (for Word Craft Poetry ~ Tanka Tuesday) Strive for strike or spare, trying my best. They keep score. Colleen casts a glare, I suggest barroom singing; karaoke down the hall. We’re Sonny and Cher, waking up to Groundhog Day. get to the part where, she is miming me with clues. I’m still wearing bowling shoes. Michael Todd (2022)
I think it was the week for chōka poetry, because Sally Cronin’s chōka really captured the spirit of beginnings and endings. It was so creative!
This week, I selected Kerfe’s shadorma chain called May 22, to feature. Make sure you stop by her blog, because the art Kerfe created is a lovely addition to her words.
"May 22" we mark time with numbers, naming circles, lines– converged and then divided—each month we begin again, ending the previous parcel of days in our minds—when in fact they overlap—clouds, sun, showers, flowers © Kerfe Roig
This week, I’ve asked Kerfe to choose the prompt for next month’s theme challenge. Please email your words to me at least a week before the challenge to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks. 💜
See you tomorrow for the new challenge!