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Special Events

The Word Craft Syllabic Poetry Contest Has Ended

If you're reading this... the Syllabic Poetry Contest has ended. It's now, June 27, 2022, and I'm on vacation for an entire week! See you on Tuesday, July 5th, for a new #TankaTuesday Poetry Challenge. The results of the contest will be announced on July 13, 2022. The three winners will be notified by email.… Continue reading The Word Craft Syllabic Poetry Contest Has Ended

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The Word Craft Poetry Syllabic Poetry Contest: #TankaProse

Happy Summer Solstice! Welcome to the Word Craft Poetry Syllabic Poetry Contest held to honor the Summer Solstice. Last year, JulesPaige and I sponsored the first Word Weaving Poetry Journal. It was a great success. As promised, the royalties from the sale of the journal from 2021 go toward three prizes of $35.00 for 1st… Continue reading The Word Craft Poetry Syllabic Poetry Contest: #TankaProse

Prior Years Poetry Stars

⭐️#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 278 | #SpecificForm: tanka prose

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars' celebration. This week’s challenge was to write tanka prose. There is a ton of information in this post. Please READ through to the end. We're coming up on the six-year anniversary of #TankaTuesday in August, and I'm sure by now everyone knows how to craft their own tanka prose. REMEMBER...… Continue reading ⭐️#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 278 | #SpecificForm: tanka prose

Special Events

☀️The Word Craft Syllabic Poetry Contest is Coming…☀️

The Summer Solstice, also known as the longest day of the year, falls on June 21st. In the Northern Hemisphere, this event will occur at 5:14am Eastern, on Tuesday June 21st.To mark this auspicious occasion, Word Craft Poetry presents its first syllabic poetry contest. Sign up below for my daily blog email to stay in… Continue reading ☀️The Word Craft Syllabic Poetry Contest is Coming…☀️

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 278, #SpecificForm: tanka prose

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Last month, I asked Gwen Plano to select a syllabic form for us to learn more about. I didn't hear from her, so I hope you don't mind if I chose tanka prose as our form to work with this month. To be fair, I've had issues with Gmail lately. I don't… Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 278, #SpecificForm: tanka prose

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My Poetry

“Poetic Spell-Craft”: Quadrille

The dVerse Poet's Pub Challenge: "Sanaa here, aka adashofsunny, and once again it’s time for my favorite of all prompts, the Quadrille. This feisty little poem is an invention of our own design: precisely 44 words (not counting the title) including the word that we provide."Today, I’d like you to ponder upon the word “Spell.”Quadrille… Continue reading “Poetic Spell-Craft”: Quadrille

Poets Supporting Poets

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 276 | #TastetheRainbow-Color Poetry

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, featuring a color. Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: 1.Reena Saxena10.Britta Benson19.Kerfe2.Sri11.Eugenia20.Colleen: Word Craft Poetry3.Jude12.Donna Matthews21.Smitha Vishwanath4.Annette Rochelle Aben13.anita dawes22.sally cronin5.Harmony Kent14.Elizabeth23.Ruth… Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 276 | #TastetheRainbow-Color Poetry

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My Poetry

Litha, The Summer Solstice, #ButterflyCinquain

Image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay Litha red flames flicker longest day of the year we honor death, rebirth, and change Magick our Summer Solstice blessings flow let go—learn acceptance abide in the moment We know Litha, the Summer Solstice, is called the festival of fire. June 21st is the longest day of the year.… Continue reading Litha, The Summer Solstice, #ButterflyCinquain

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 277: #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry

Hello everyone. Happy June and Pride Month! This week, choose a syllabic form and a color to feature in your poem. If the form is from the #TankaTuesday cheat sheet, let us know so we know where to look for directions. If it's a new form, share how to write it and where you found… Continue reading #TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 277: #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry

Prior Years Poetry Stars

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 276 | #ShareYourDay

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. The idea was to share some aspect of your day (or week). This is a way to get to know each other better. I… Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 276 | #ShareYourDay