Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 293, #SpecificForm: Troiku

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Last month, I asked Kerfe Roig to select a syllabic form for us to learn more about. Her choice was the Troiku. FAST FACTS The Troiku is a form created by Chèvrefeuille at https://carpediemtroikuworld.blogspot.com/2015/10/welcome.html. The example for the Troiku (no kigo required in this form) example follows: First haiku: seeking knowledgegetting deeper… Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 293, #SpecificForm: Troiku

Prior Years Poetry Stars

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 292 | #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. Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: 1.ben Alexander8.Annette Rochelle Aben15.Anita Dawes2.Reena Saxena9.sangeetha16.D. L. Finn3.Sylvia Cognac10.theindieshe17.The Versesmith4.Eugenia11.theindieshe18.Colleen M. Chesebro5.willowdot2112.Jude19.Kerfe6.Li/ Lisa13.Jules20.Selma7.Balroop Singh14.Gwen Plano21.22.RuthLaura Make sure… Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 292 | #TastetheRainbow Color Poetry

Poets Supporting Poets

Working up a sweat with poetic forms

David, shares an excellent discussion on free verse poetry and other forms. What do you think? Comments are closed here, so please drop by David’s blog to continue the discussion. 💜

The Skeptic's Kaddish 🇮🇱

Experimenting with poetic forms

How long does it take you to write a poem that you’re truly proud of? For me, it usually takes a fair amount of time; and this has led me to a recent realization that I’d like to share.

My friends and readers know that I am constantly experimenting with sundry forms of poetry and rarely write free verse. This is not to say that I never employ free verse. I do- but not nearly as often as most poets I follow on WordPress on Twitter. Free verse really does seem to be king.


Mental exhaustion from ironing out poetic forms

Two poems I recently composed each took me a fair amount of time to complete.

The first of these was ‘Innocence lies, or: Winterwaits’, which I wrote in the ‘Diablo’ form, which I’d never attempted before. I find that trying out a new…

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Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 292, 10/4/22: #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry

Hello everyone. Happy October! My favorite month is finally here!! This week, choose your own syllabic form and a color to feature in your syllabic poem. Think about the different ways you can use color in a poem. 💜 💜 💜 Color Meanings – The Power and Symbolism of Colors Color Symbolism in Literature: What… Continue reading #TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 292, 10/4/22: #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry

Prior Years Poetry Stars

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 291 | #ThemePrompt

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, using the theme prompt from Sangeetha: ⚡️The Nature of Lightning⚡️ Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: 1.ladyleemanila9.Li/ Lisa17.Sylvia Cognac2.Reena Saxena10.ben Alexander (2)18.Colleen M.… Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 291 | #ThemePrompt

Coffee Klatch

Colleen’s Coffee Klatch: Jaye Marie, @JayeDawes2

Hello everyone! Welcome to Colleen's Coffee Klatch. Where I grew up, the Kaffee klatsch was all the rage. Folks (mostly women) would get together, share a cup of coffee, and catch up on their lives. Before I go on, please know the Coffee Klatch posts have moved to my author blog HERE, but I'm posting… Continue reading Colleen’s Coffee Klatch: Jaye Marie, @JayeDawes2

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 291, 9/27/22, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Here we are for another #TankaTuesday poetry challenge! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Sangeetha from Mindfills blog selected this month's theme: ⚡️The Nature of Lightning ⚡️ Use the above theme to write your choice of syllabic poem. Here are some sites that will help you write your poetry and… Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 291, 9/27/22, #THEMEPROMPT

Prior Years Poetry Stars

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 290 |#Ekphrastic #photoPrompt

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars' celebration. For this week’s challenge, Britta Benson selected a photo from her personal collection. Picture credit: Britta Benson. This photograph was taken inside St. Cecilia’s Church (built in 1739), Heusenstamm, Germany.  Now, I know some of you had issues with the photo of this sculpture. No matter what you think of… Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 290 |#Ekphrastic #photoPrompt

Poets Supporting Poets, Updates

#TankaTuesday 2023 Planning

I've started planning for the 2023 year of poetry challenges. I'm looking for constructive comments on what you would like to see in this challenge. Please let me know in the comments or email me at tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com. The last 2022 #TankaTuesday challenge will be 11/29/22. It's number 300, so we should celebrate! I have a… Continue reading #TankaTuesday 2023 Planning

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 290 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Britta Benson selected the image this week. It’s an interesting photo. Remember, we can see what’s in the image, so write your poem using the image as an inspiration. Don’t just describe what you see in the photo. Think about metaphor and allegory. Think about the season. Also, think about the form you’re chosen. Some… Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 290 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT