TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 298, 11/15/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt


This challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. David provided the photo for this month’s challenge:

“Ukrainian Figurines” by Kirill Shevchenko (Groder) Image by Кирилл Шевченко from Pixabay

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

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 craft Syllabic Poetry

Tanka Tuesday Cheat Sheet






Word Craft: Prose & Poetry – The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry

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  • 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.

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Follow the schedule listed below:

Upcoming #TankaTuesday Prompt Poets

💚 November Photo Prompt: David

💛 November Theme Prompt: Franci (Eugi)

💜 November 29, 2022: Share Your Day

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

26 thoughts on “TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 298, 11/15/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt”

    1. Yesterday, we got snow, Sue. It was lovely. Today wears the gray veil of November skies. I find these days filled with creativity. I think I’m a winter person. LOL! Huge hugs back at you, my friend. 💜


      1. Snow seems to turn everything pure Colleen, and it’s nature’s own purifier. 😍

        I think each Season for me holds merit.
        Though I dislike Fog, and we had a pea-souper of fog here all day Monday that never lifted.
        A very depressing dark dank day here in many parts of England, ( perhaps a reflection of mood) lol .
        That and the constant chemtrails overhead.

        Let’s hope your snowy days bring brightness and cleansing, as the snow blankets the ground.

        Much love Colleen . 😍🙏💕❄️💕

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        1. I love every season too, and am always eager for the next one to begin and the old one to end. LOL! We often get snow and fog… I’ll share photos the next time this happens, which should be any day now. LOL! I hope the sun shines and breaks up the gloom. Hugs and love zooming back to you. ❤️


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