Special Thank You’s

We belong to one of the best poetry communities around... did you know that? Through the years, I've developed friendships that I really treasure. We all learn together too, which is something I truly love. Today, I want to thank two friends for their friendship and for sharing their love of poetry with me. First … Continue reading Special Thank You’s

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 286 |#ThemePrompt

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars' celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our choice of syllabic poem, using a form from the cheat sheet or a syllabic form from the Poetscollective.org using the theme of "Lessons from Nature," suggested by Sarah. Happy Birthday Tanka Tuesday! On August 27th, we've completed our sixth year of writing … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 286 |#ThemePrompt

Kigo: Japanese Season Words for Crafting Haiku

Kigo (季語, "season word") is a word or phrase associated with a particular season, most often used in traditional forms of Japanese poetry such as haiku, renga and renku. Photo by Evgeny Tchebotarev on Pexels.com Wikipedia provides an excellent definition of haiku: "Haiku is a short verse genre written in one line in Japanese and … Continue reading Kigo: Japanese Season Words for Crafting Haiku

Haiku & Zappai

Haiku is a form with three or more lines following the short-long-short, 3-5-3, 2-3-2, (5-7-5 traditional) of approximately twelve syllables. Haiku are written about nature, the seasons, a beautiful moment in nature, an emotional experience while in nature, or change. No title. (Kigo required). No rhyming. Season word list: https://yukiteikei.wordpress.com/season-word-list/ & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_kigo.  My version of How to write haiku HERE. Photo … Continue reading Haiku & Zappai

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 256 | #SpecificForm: haiku

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars' celebration. This week’s challenge was to write a haiku. I shared the basics of how to write a haiku and gave you some visual and musical inspiration. I was totally in awe of all the great poetry you all created. I shared some additional information about writing haiku vs. senryu … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 256 | #SpecificForm: haiku

#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) form of approximately twelve syllables. … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 256, Colleen’s Specific Form: haiku

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 248 | PhotoPrompt

Sorry, I'm late this morning! I had scheduling woes! ❤ POETRY NEWS Pure Haiku OPEN to submissions! Pure Haiku is once again OPEN to submissions on the theme of Ghostlight. The deadline is midnight (UK Time) on 31st October 2021. Please use the image on Pure Haiku to inspire you to write a maximum of 5 traditional haiku! Don't … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 248 | PhotoPrompt

How to craft Syllabic Poetry

Are you new to crafting syllabic poetry and don't know how to start? Let me show you two syllabic poetry forms to get you started on your poetry writing journey now... Let's start with an American form, the Crapsey Cinquain. The Crapsey Cinquain is a five-line, non-rhyming poem featuring a syllable structure of 2-4-6-8-2. Choose words … Continue reading How to craft Syllabic Poetry

#TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | Poets choice No. 237

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to write your poem using haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, renga, solo renga, chōka, cinquain and its variations, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger hexastich, Abhanga, diatelle, the Kerf poetry, and any of the syllabic forms from the Poetscollective.org. Now, the first of the month … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | Poets choice No. 237

#TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #ThemePrompt: Expedition

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to write your poetry using the theme of "expedition" chosen by Donna Matthews, using one of these forms: haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, renga, solo renga, chōka, cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger hexastich, Abhanga, diatelle, the Kerf poetry, and any … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #ThemePrompt: Expedition