#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 274, 5/17/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. David, from the Skeptic’s Kaddish, provided the photo for this month’s challenge. This is a photo of David’s father. Please be aware that he is no longer with us. David dedicated his blog to his… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 273, 5/10/22, #SpecificForm

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Last month, I asked Sally Cronin to select a syllabic form for us to learn more about. Her choice was the butterfly cinquain. FAST FACTS Did you know the Butterfly Cinquain really isn’t a cinquain? It’s a nine-line poem. The butterfly cinquain uses the syllable count of the… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 272: #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry

Hello everyone. Happy May! This week, choose your own syllabic form and a color to feature in your syllabic 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… Continue reading

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 271, 4/26/22, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Yvette M. Calleiro from last month’s challenge picked the theme: This month’s theme is: Beginnings & Endings This is an excellent article on writing poetry! Have a read… you never know what you will learn! Here are some sites… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 270 #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. D. L. Finn provided the photo for this month’s challenge: Write your poem using a syllabic form from the cheat sheet or from the poetscollective.org/poetryforms. This is a photo, but there are some great tips… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 269, 4/12/22, #Colleen’s SpecificForm:TankaProse

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! This week’s form: Tanka Prose Here’s how to write tanka prose: TANKA PROSE: We write Tanka prose from the first person point-of-view. The prose paragraph(s) must also seek to be, if not poetic, at least something that grabs our attention. It must compete with the verse in its… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 268: 4/5/22 #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry

Hello everyone. This week, choose your own syllabic form and a color to feature in your syllabic poem. If the form is from the #TankaTuesday Cheatsheet, 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… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 267, 3/29/22, #ShareYourDay

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Are you ready to try a new challenge? #ShareYourDay is a way to get to know each other better. Take a photo and write a syllabic poem about your day. Don’t think on it too hard. Make it fun. For this challenge, write your poem in one… Continue reading

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 266, 3/22/22, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Donna Matthews from last month’s challenge picked the theme: This month’s theme is: 🔥 FIRE & 💦 WATER Here are some sites that will help you write your poetry and count syllables: Not sure how to write syllabic poetry? READ… Continue reading

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 265 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Selma and I selected the painting for this week. It’s a Degas and you can read more about it HERE. 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 image. Think… Continue reading