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


WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Image by Biljana Jovanovic from Pixabay This weeks theme is: "Holiday Traditions" What is tradition? By definition, tradition is: The passing down of elements of a culture from generation to generation, especially by oral communication.A mode of thought or behavior followed by a people continuously from generation to generation; a custom… Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 208, #THEMEPROMPT

Soliciting Syllabic Poetry Donations Part Two

It's time for an update on the poetry I need for examples for my new book, Word Craft - The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry. I've been playing with book cover ideas. The book is divided into two group: Japanese forms and American forms. This book covers the eleven forms we use in the weekly… Continue reading Soliciting Syllabic Poetry Donations Part Two

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

Syllabic Poetry Donations

Attention Poetry Challenge Participants: I've been working on a "How To" book, called Word Craft ~ The Art of Creating Syllabic Poetry with a goal to self-publish by April 2020. This will be a chapbook and great reference for all syllabic poets. It's occurred to me that I would like to include more syllabic poetry… Continue reading Syllabic Poetry Donations

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention, No. 151, #SynonymsOnly

And just like that... October disappears into November Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and the honorable mention poetry. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. Don't forget the time change! I'm… Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention, No. 151, #SynonymsOnly

“The Litha Celebration,” A Garland Cinquain

This week I thought I would give you a tiny sneak peek into a project that my dear friend and Sister of the Fey, Wendy Anne Darling and I have been working on called, Fairies, Myths & Magic, Volume One - Summer Solstice.  We've created our first collection of short stories and poetry that will… Continue reading “The Litha Celebration,” A Garland Cinquain


Reena gives us an excellent example of a "Garland Cinquain." See how her words tell the story of the image with each of her cinquain poems? Well done. I love it! ❤