#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 305, 1/31/23

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! 短歌 火曜日 In case you missed last week's poetry, here are the poet's links from the 1/24/23 Ekphrastic challenge: 1.Reena Saxena 9.willowdot21 17.D. Wallace Peach 2.ladyleemanila 10.AJ 18.Jules 3.s. s. 11.Kerfe 19.Colleen Chesebro 4.Dr B 12.D. L. Finn 20.Yvette M Calleiro 5.Gwen Plano 13.Echoes of the soul 21.kittysverses 6.ben Alexander 14.Li/ Lisa 22.Robbie Cheadle 7.Jude 15.Balroop Singh 23.Ruth Klein 8.Britta Benson 16.Elizabeth 24.You're next! Random word poetry is something that Jane Dougherty started writing last year. I … Continue reading #TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 305, 1/31/23

Facebook Sharing

Since I left Twitter the end of last year, I'd like to continue sharing your poetry on Facebook. If this is something you do not want me to do, please let me know in the comments. I've created a Facebook page and private group for Word Craft Poetry. It there is enough interest, I'll keep … Continue reading Facebook Sharing

Meet the Poet – January 2023: Ken Gierke

Welcome to Meet the Poet, a Word Craft Poetry feature written to introduce you to the poets in our writing community. What a great way to get to know more about our poets and their work. Many of our poets are also authors, teachers, chefs, accountants, and some are artists crafting their magic through watercolors or … Continue reading Meet the Poet – January 2023: Ken Gierke

#TankaTuesday #Ekphrastic #Poetry Challenge, 1/24/22, No. 304

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! What a great week of poetry! It appears everyone enjoyed writing senryū. We all learn together: I did more research on the form. Read this post: Senryū or Senryu to get a better sense of what this form is all about. Many thanks to everyone who joined in! Here are the … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Ekphrastic #Poetry Challenge, 1/24/22, No. 304

Senryū or Senryu

Senryū is a form with 3 or more lines following the short-long-short, (s-l-s) 3-5-3, 2-3-2, (5-7-5 traditional) approximately twelve syllables. Senryu do not rhyme, nor do they contain metaphors and similes. This form does not contain a title. Senryu is written about love, human foibles relating to a personal event, and should have an element … Continue reading Senryū or Senryu

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 303, 1/17/23

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! 短歌 火曜日 In case you missed last week's poetry, here are the poet's links from the 1/10/23 photo prompt challenge: 1.ladyleemanila8.Ken Hume15.kittysverses2.Sylvia Cognac9.willowdot2116.Yvette M Calleiro3.ben Alexander10.Cheryl17.Jules4.Britta Benson11.Li/ Lisa18.Colleen Chesebro5.Felic Janssen12.Selma19.Kerfe6.Reena Saxena13.Gwen Plano20.Ruth Klein7.Echoes of the soul14.Balroop Singh21.You're next! I noticed some of you enjoy writing haiku—but you don't want to follow the haiku … Continue reading #TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 303, 1/17/23

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 302, 1/10/23

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! 短歌 火曜日 In case you missed last week's poetry, here are the poet's links from the 1/3/23 synonyms only challenge: 1.sangeetha8.Gwen Plano15.ben Alexander2.Cheryl9.Jules16.Yvette M Calleiro3.AJ10.Kerfe17.Ruth Klein4.Annette Rochelle Aben11.The Versesmith18.kittysverses5.Sylvia Cognac12.Colleen Chesebro19.Rachel-Hanley-Jones6.Li/ Lisa13.willowdot21  7.ladyleemanila14.Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr   This week's challenge is a photo prompt. This year, I've asked my friend, and photographer, Terri Webster Schrandt, … Continue reading #TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 302, 1/10/23

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 301, 1/3/23

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY 短歌 火曜日 Welcome to a new year of writing syllabic poetry. Please read the rules, updated for the new year, 2023 HERE. Practicing with synonyms is a great way to choose the perfect word for the meaning you're trying to convey in your poem. Try Thesaurus.com 💛 Back by popular demand, our … Continue reading #TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 301, 1/3/23

A Look Back, & A Look Forward

As 2022 winds down, I embraced all the fun we had writing poetry at Word Craft Poetry this year. Thank you to everyone for joining me. We posted 47 #TankaTuesday Poetry Challenges and 47 Poetry Stars Recap posts! That's a lot of poetry! We average 20 to 30 poets writing poetry each week per challenge. … Continue reading A Look Back, & A Look Forward

#TankaTuesday on Break

I'm taking the month of December off to promote my newest book, Fairies, Myths, & Magic II - A Winter Celebration dedicated to Yule and the winter solstice. Check out the blog tour on colleenmchesebro.com. The Yule Blessings book tour runs from December 1st through December 16th, 2022. I'm offering a $15 U.S.D. Amazon.com gift … Continue reading #TankaTuesday on Break