#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

“Hazy Moon,” #Haiku, #NaPoWritMo

Spring has found its way to Michigan... The temperature hit 80 degrees F. today. Yet, the clouds are rolling in. Rain is on the way... it matches my mood. A dear friend's husband lost his battle to cancer today. Like the spring rain, my tears fall at the loss of another gentle soul. May he … Continue reading “Hazy Moon,” #Haiku, #NaPoWritMo

“neko no koi,” Cats in Love, #haiku, #haiga, #NaPoWritMo

First I'll give you the haiku. The kigo is "cats in love" (neko no koi) which signifies spring. cats in love— howls under the moon rite of spring ©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro Let's talk about haiga poetry. This is poetry that combines three forms: imagery, photographs or original art, and calligraphy. If you use a … Continue reading “neko no koi,” Cats in Love, #haiku, #haiga, #NaPoWritMo

“kaze hikaru,” Shining Wind, #haiku

Happy April! This is the first day of National Poetry Month, and my poem a day writing practice. shining wind— pink blossoms eddy in moonbeams ©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro My kigo is "shining wind" kaze hikaru in Japanese. I've followed a 3-5-3 syllable format. April Showers Bring May Flowers

#TANKA TUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 219, #SpecificForm

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Welcome! New links added daily! Check out the NEW main menu item: Poetry Book Publishing Links to find poetry book publishing links, including links to literary journals and poetry magazines accepting submissions of poetry. If you know of a link to add to this list, let me know by email to tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com. ❤ … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 219, #SpecificForm