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#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 295, 10/25/22, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Here we are for another #TankaTuesday poetry challenge! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Anita Dawes selected this month's theme: 🔮 What You Wish For? 🔮 Use the theme above to write your choice of syllabic poem. Here are some sites that will help you write your poetry and count … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 295, 10/25/22, #THEMEPROMPT

Special Thank You’s

We belong to one of the best poetry communities around... did you know that? Through the years, I've developed friendships that I really treasure. We all learn together too, which is something I truly love. Today, I want to thank two friends for their friendship and for sharing their love of poetry with me. First … Continue reading Special Thank You’s

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 294 |#PhotoPrompt

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. © Lisa Fox: Felt Mansion This week, our challenge was to write a syllabic poem using the image provided by Lisa Fox. I liked … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 294 |#PhotoPrompt

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 294, 10/18/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. Lisa from TaoTalk, provided the photo for this month's challenge: © Lisa Fox, Felt Mansion Lisa said she took this image at the Felt Mansion (western Michigan) in 2020. With Halloween just around the corner, the stark imagery in this … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 294, 10/18/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 293 | #SpecificForm-Troiku

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.ladyleemanila9.Li/ Lisa17.Kerfe2.ben Alexander10.Balroop Singh18.theindieshe3.Jude11.The Versesmith19.Colleen M. Chesebro4.Paula Light12.Anita Dawes20.Annette Rochelle Aben5.Laura McHarrie13.Gwen Plano21.Ruth Klein6.Reena Saxena14.s. s.22.You're next!7.Willowdot2115.Pat  8.sillyfrog16.Jules   The … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 293 | #SpecificForm-Troiku

Reshare: hokku by Bashō

From Hokku: Writing through the Seasons I'm fascinated by this new site that teaches us about hokku through translations in English. I've included his most recent post and his explanation of Daoku! 💜 Meet David: "This site was initially devoted to information on how to write contemporary hokku in English. Then, I decided to widen … Continue reading Reshare: hokku by Bashō

#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

#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

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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#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