Tanka Tuesday Poetry Stars

TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Theme Prompt: Dreams

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to write about the theme of "dreams," using one of these forms: Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Gogyohka, Haibun, Tanka Prose, Renga, Solo-Renga, Cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, Badger Hexastich (hexastich for short), and Abhanga. Remember… the first of the month you can write any syllabic poetry… Continue reading TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Theme Prompt: Dreams

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TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #PhotoPrompt, The psychology of color

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to choose synonyms for the words, “loose and tight,” using one of these forms: Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Gogyohka, Haibun, Tanka Prose, Renga, Solo-Renga, Cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, Badger Hexastich (hexastich for short), and Abhanga. Remember… the first of the month you can… Continue reading TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #PhotoPrompt, The psychology of color

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TANKA TUESDAY POETRY STARS | #SYNONYMSOnly for “Loose & Tight”

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week's challenge was to choose synonyms for the words, “loose and tight,” using one of these forms: Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Gogyohka, Haibun, Tanka Prose, Renga, Solo-Renga, Cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, Badger Hexastich (hexastich for short), and Abhanga. Remember… the first of the month… Continue reading TANKA TUESDAY POETRY STARS | #SYNONYMSOnly for “Loose & Tight”

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TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #PoetsChoice or Abhanga

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week's challenge was Poet's Choice, where poets could create an Abhanga poem or a syllabic poem of their choice. If the poetry form they chose was something new, I asked them to teach us how to write the form. Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:… Continue reading TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #PoetsChoice or Abhanga

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TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Synonyms Only “Past & Present” challenge no. 210

This week Word Crafters, I gave you two words: past and present. I asked you to choose synonyms and write your own poetry! Your creativity has reached new levels! You all wrote amazing poetry! Here's everyone who joined in: 1.Padre9.Zander17.Ruth Scribbles2.willowdot2110.Cheryl18.Donna Matthews3.Trent McDonald11.Jude19.Sue Vincent4.Dave Madden12.anita dawes20.theindieshe5.Tina Stewart Brakebill13.s. s.21.kittysverses6.Myrna at myforever14.Jules22.Kerfe Roig7.Ritu Bhathal15.Laura McHarrie23.8.Eugenia16.The Versesmith   I have… Continue reading TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Synonyms Only “Past & Present” challenge no. 210

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Spirit Invasion. A garland cinquain collaboration

Jude shares a layer to our challenge: He asks for Cinquain Collaborators! How cool is that?

tales told different

There was a time we did not believe.
When mist was merely moisture,
And the distant rumble in the night,
Was but thunder from afar.
There was a time all shadows were bound to objects.
Shaped by light,
Afraid of darkness.

That time is no more.
Now we have seen
Now we have felt
And now we are aware
But so are they!

Ice cold
Back and forth those,
eyes hastily juggle
Cries of flocking bats, cut through pained-
silence!

Nameless
They prowl lost caves
Tunneling beneath us
And the earth rumbles in disgust
Befouled

Murmurs
defiant, that
swarm from quarters unknown.
Beyond the grey mountains rustle
Up wind

The veil
Nature’s facade
Ripped from valley to peak
Evil catching the scent of good!
Thirsting

Beware
The changing winds
Things, more than meets the eye
Red alleyways of serpentine-
darkness

Ice cold
They prowl lost caves
Swarm from quarters unknown

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TANKA TUESDAY POETRY STARS | Poets choice no. 209

Hello from snowy Michigan! What a tremendous success our first poetry challenge of 2021 was! Bravo to those of you who tried a new form and taught us how to create it! Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: 1.ladyleemanila10.Padre19.Goutam Dutta2.Trent McDonald11.Zander20.theindieshe3.Tina Stewart Brakebill12.D. L. Finn21.Vashti Quiroz- Vega4.Dave Madden13.s. s.22.Marsha Ingrao5.Jules14.anita dawes23.M J Mallon6.Ritu Bhathal15.Jude24.Kerfe Roig7.willowdot2116.Gwen… Continue reading TANKA TUESDAY POETRY STARS | Poets choice no. 209

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TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Theme Challenge: Holiday Traditions ~ Cinquain

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Last I week I challenged all of you to write a holiday themed cinquain poem with a syllable count of 2/4/6/8/2. I'm so happy you shared your holiday traditions with us. Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: 1.Padre 9.Jules (flash fiction) 17.Ruth 2.Jude 10.The Versesmith 18.kittysverses 3.Ritu Bhathal 11.Kat 19.Kerfe Roig 4.theindieshe 12.Merril D. Smith 20.S. Anne Davis 5.Trent… Continue reading TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Theme Challenge: Holiday Traditions ~ Cinquain

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TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | CHALLENGE NO. 207 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

Image by Vlad Vasnetsov from Pixabay In a few short weeks, Christmas has once again snuck up on us! Happy Holidays everyone. Congratulations to everyone who finds the time to jump into this challenge. I know many of us are alone for the holidays, so I want to let you know that I will have… Continue reading TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | CHALLENGE NO. 207 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

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TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | SYNONYMS Only: Mingle & Drift

Kerfe Roig picked an impressive pair of words for us to work with this week for our #SynonymsOnly challenge: "mingle and drift." Here's everyone who joined in: 1.rogblog6668.The Versesmith15.Pat R2.Jude9.Cheryl16.Myrna3.willowdot2110.Padre17.Merril D. Smith4.Dave Madden11.Christine18.Kerfe Roig5.Trent McDonald12.anita dawes19.Ruth Scribbles6.Jules13.Aphrodite Beamish20.Colleen Chesebro7.Ritu Bhathal14.Donna Matthews   Remember, when you add your post to Mr. Linky, it needs to be the address… Continue reading TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | SYNONYMS Only: Mingle & Drift