Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

#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 more about his journey HERE. With that being said, take a deep look at this photo. Don’t describe what we all can see. Look into the camera lens… what do YOU see? What is revealed to you? Now, write your syllabic poem.

© David, The Skeptic’s Kaddish

Write your poem 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! Email your selection to me at wordcraftpoetry@mail.com, a week before the challenge. Thank you.


Here are some impressive sites that will help you write your poetry and count syllables:

sodacoffee.com/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.

synonyms.com 

This site even has a link so you can install the extension on Google Chrome.

thesaurus.com

For Synonyms and Antonyms. When your word has too many syllables, find one that works.

I don't get it

THE RULES

  • Write your choice of a syllabic poem using a form 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.

The screenshot below shows what Mr. Linky looks like inside. Add your name, and the URL of your post. Click the box about the privacy policy (It’s blue). As everyone adds their links to Mr. Linky, you can view the other submissions by clicking on the Mr. Linky link on the challenge post. All the links will show in the order of posting.

Follow the schedule listed below:

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So, who wants to have fun and write some syllabic poetry?


37 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 274, 5/17/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt”

    1. thanks, Sally. It was taken by my bother on a trip to Costa Rica – the year before my father died. He was always with his camera.


      David

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  1. I love this picture, David! Photos are very precious to me, and I can tell this one means a lot to you. Thank you for giving us the background of it, Colleen! I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with. 🙂

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  2. Another beautiful subject to exercise our minds. Thank you David for the photo , looking forward to seeing everyone’s interpretations. 💜

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  3. Beautiful! Thank you, David, for sharing this photo with all of us. And thank you, Colleen, for another wonderful prompt. 🤗

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  4. Hey Colleen, I see you added my post. Thank you so much. I’d just remembered to add it. I love your site btw. It’s always fresh and refreshing.🤩

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