#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 273 #SpecificForm: butterfly cinquain

What a busy week it's been! I've spent most of the week digging garden beds, planting plants, trees, and bushes. Afterward I had to cover everything up with mulch. After the long winter inside, it felt wonderful to be outside. I've lugged so many bags of mulch... I wore myself out! Hopefully, the week ahead … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 273 #SpecificForm: butterfly cinquain

NaPoWritMo – Day 3: “Cold Rain”

April is National Poetry Month! The idea is to write 30 poems in 30 days. On NaPoWritMo.net, you'll find a daily challenge for the month. I don't follow their challenges, but I try to write a poem a day. Here's today's challenge: "...It’s a Spanish form called a “glosa” – literally a poem that glosses, … Continue reading NaPoWritMo – Day 3: “Cold Rain”

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 251 | #SynonymsOnly or #TasteTheRainbow

The Holiday's are Approaching Books are splendid gifts to give for the holidays. I've read a few articles which said print books are taking longer to make and that Amazon is trying hard to keep up with demands. Shop early and order soon. Support your community writers and poets. I know I am! Word Weaving … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 251 | #SynonymsOnly or #TasteTheRainbow

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 251, #SynonymsOnly or #TasteTheRainbow

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Are you ready to choose some syllables to use in your poetry? Pat, (WildChild47) from last month's challenge choose the two words for this month. Her blogs have since been deleted... I'm not sure what happened. But this gave me the opportunity to try something new! TASTE the Rainbow! Image by Gordon … Continue reading #TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 251, #SynonymsOnly or #TasteTheRainbow

Happy Beltane!

Today is the last NaPoWritMo post for 2021, including my Poem-A-Day practice. I kept up fairly well this year. I had a few days, I just couldn't get there, but I made up for those days on the next day. Today, I share a butterfly cinquain. Happy Beltane. This pagan sabbat called Beltane runs from … Continue reading Happy Beltane!

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”

Destiny’s rails. A cinquain and prose collaboration.

What an amazing collaboration between Jude and Aishwarya (Kitty’s Verses). I love the creativity and how they combined syllabic poetry AND prose to make something so soul-satisfying! Great Work! ❤

Aishwarya and I composed this together. It was a much needed relief to do this with her, especially given the anxiety that was tainting this week for me.

The challenge of writing this together has livened my mood and I’m now bolstered to kick this anxiety.

It’s a wonder, the power of these little things.

Okay, here’s the collaboration.

Aishwarya wrote in plain italics and I did the bold italics.

Watch out for those three butterfly cinquains, they were quite the rascals to combine.

Destiny’s rails

A flowing river never stops, likewise is time.
Neither does a nod mean acceptance, nor does silence mean indifference.
All of us are puppets to time’s test.

Surprises lurk at every twist and turn, obstacles set by the divine.
Is life a show scripted by the gods, and do we really have a say?

Stand tall
Trees to time’s test
Swaying acquiescence
Stationary, indifferent

View original post 223 more words

Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | SynonymsOnly, Challenge #177

Kerfe, from Method Two Madness, picked an impressive pair of words this week for our #SynonymsOnly challenge: Transition & Harmony. I always love your creativity! Here are a few poems I couldn't pass by: Jude: Calm in Chaos Sally Cronin: Advancing Years Donna Matthews: Petrichor Rising Sue Vincent: Changes This week, Linda from Charmed Chaos … Continue reading Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | SynonymsOnly, Challenge #177

Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | Specific Poetry Form ~ #CinquainPoetry

There's something special about the Cinquain form... it's the iambic purr of just the right amount of syllables that always touches my heart. You guys outdid your self this week. I'm thrilled you love Cinquain poetry as much as I do. I'll share some of the highlights that grabbed my attention: Joe's Lanterne: Population David's … Continue reading Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | Specific Poetry Form ~ #CinquainPoetry

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 171, #SpecificForm

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! March is the first month to feature five Tuesdays. So, this is our first chance to work with a specific syllabic poetry form. Please only write your poetry in the specific form for this week. Thanks. This week's form is: The Cinquain & It's Variations, (excluding the Tanka) Here's a quick … Continue reading Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 171, #SpecificForm