#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 263, 3/1/22: #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry

Hello everyone. This week, let’s have fun with the color of March: GREEN! Green is one of those colors that includes many shades of green. This color also has different meanings not associated with the color. This week’s challenge is to choose your own syllabic form and a shade of… Continue reading

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 262, 2/22/22, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Are you ready for a #TankaTuesday theme prompt? Ken Gierke (Rivrvlogr) from last month’s challenge picked the theme: TRANSITIONS Merriam-Webster has several definitions for the word transitions, found HERE. Learning how to write poetry featuring a theme is good practice for poets who’d like to submit… Continue reading

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 261, 2/15/22 #PHOTOPROMPT

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Diana Peach selected the image for this week’s photo prompt. It’s an image from Pixabay.com, compliments of “Pretty sleepy.” 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. Use your… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 260 | #Abhanga

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was to write an Abhanga poem, which is 6-6-6-4, with an end rhyme scheme of abbc. “Abhanga, “the completion” is a stanzaic form commonly used for devotional poetic composition although it has also been used for cynicism, satire and reflective moods…. Continue reading

#TankaTuesday 2/8/22 #Poetry Challenge No. 260, #SpecificForm: Abhanga

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! The form is: Abhanga Here’s a quick review of form: We write Abhanga in any number of 4-line stanzas with 6-6-6-4 syllables each. L2 and L3 rhyme. The end rhyme scheme is abbc. It is customary to title your poetry. I illustrated one stanza below: 6 a… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 259: #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry

Hello everyone. This week, choose your own syllabic form and 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 and where you… Continue reading

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 258, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Are you ready for a theme prompt? I selected the theme for this month. On Monday’s recap, I’ll select someone to choose a theme for February 2022. This month’s theme is: Memories: sweet & sour Write your syllabic poetry based on memories: sweet & sour, which… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 257 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. I’ve provided the artwork for this month’s challenge: Many thanks to Rebecca Budd, who introduced me to the art of John William Waterhouse. Her blog, Chasing Art, is full of poetic inspiration! Write your poem… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 256, Colleen’s Specific Form: haiku

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! This week’s form is: haiku I’ll pick someone to select a form for us to work with in February on the recap post next Monday. Here’s a quick review of haiku: Haiku is a form with 3 (or more) lines following the short-long-short, 3-5-3, 2-3-2, (5-7-5 traditional)… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 255: #Tastetherainbow

Happy 2022! Poets, choose your own form and 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 and where you found the… Continue reading