🏅Announcing the Winners of the Word Craft Poetry Syllabic Poetry Contest 🏅

I’m thrilled to announce the winners of the Word Craft Poetry Syllabic Poetry Contest held to honor the Summer Solstice. The theme was dreams, and the syllabic form to write was tanka prose. Many thanks to all the poets who entered this contest. Thanks for being part of our poetry community. Last year, JulesPaige andContinue reading “🏅Announcing the Winners of the Word Craft Poetry Syllabic Poetry Contest 🏅”

#poetryreading Poets in the Blogosphere (Recording) via ELIZABETH GAUFFREAU

I wanted to share this recording with you all to support our community poets. Elizabeth Gauffreau put this together, and it is fabulous! Ken Gierke and Merril D. Smith are all familiar names. Have a listen. The link to Liz’s blog is: https://lizgauffreau.com/2022/04/25/poetryreading-poets-in-the-blogosphere-recording/ please leave your comments there. Comments are closed. 💜


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 their poetry to journals andContinue reading “#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 262, 2/22/22, #THEMEPROMPT”

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 258 | #ThemePrompt: Memories-Sweet & Sour

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our choice of syllabic poem, using the theme of memories: sweet & sour. As usual, we select a form from the cheat sheet or a syllabic form from the Poetscollective.org for our syllabic poetry. 👀 Check out the poetry contest on EveryWritersResource.com: TheContinue reading “#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 258 | #ThemePrompt: Memories-Sweet & Sour”

ReBLOG | lights slowly dimming ~ senryū | Rivrvlgr

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the weekly poetry challenge. You’re all amazing! Ken Gierke, aka RIVRVLOGR, I’ve selected you to pick the theme for the March 2020 #ThemePrompt. Please email me at tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com before next month’s challenge. Have fun and be creative. lights slowly dimming ~ senryū lights slowly dimmingaging parent’s shallow breathsnew grandchildContinue reading “ReBLOG | lights slowly dimming ~ senryū | Rivrvlgr”

the permanence of henna ~ gogyohka | RIVRVLOGR

Source: the permanence of henna ~ gogyohka Ken shares an amazing poem using a Gogyohka which is a five-line, untitled, Japanese poetic form. Unlike tanka (5/7/5/7/7 syllables), Gogyohka has no restrictions on length. (Wikipedia.org) Here are the rules for this poem from Wikipedia.com: Five rules of Gogyohka by Enta Kusakabe (1983) Gogyohka is a new form ofContinue reading “the permanence of henna ~ gogyohka | RIVRVLOGR”