Tag: Merril D. Smith

TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Theme Prompt: Dreams

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to write about the theme of “dreams,” 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… Continue Reading “TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Theme Prompt: Dreams”

Carrot RODEO #2: DOUBLE ENNEAD SYLLABIC POETRY

Welcome to the Carrot Ranch Rodeo! This challenge is sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community at carrotranch.com and run by lead Buckaroo, Charli Mills. Almost everyone knows my love for syllabic poetry; especially haiku, tanka, cinquain, and more. Woo HOO! I’ve got something… Continue Reading “Carrot RODEO #2: DOUBLE ENNEAD SYLLABIC POETRY”

WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | No. 193, #PoetsChoice

1. Reena Saxena 10. Ruth Scribbles 19. huwanahoy 2. Elizabeth 11. Cheryl 20. Vashti Quiroz- Vega 3. Kim 12. anita dawes 21. Sally Cronin 4. theindieshe 13. Goutam Dutta 22. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr 5. Linda Lee Lyberg 14. Sue Vincent 23. David Ellis /… Continue Reading “WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | No. 193, #PoetsChoice”

Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | Poet’s Choice – First of the Month Challenge # 185

Thanks for all of the amazing poetry! You guys are the best! The first of the month Poet’s Choice challenge participants are listed below: 1. Padre 10. anita dawes 19. Cheryl 2. Jude 11. Kim 20. Merril D. Smith 3. Dave Madden 12. Tina… Continue Reading “Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | Poet’s Choice – First of the Month Challenge # 185”

The Diatelle Poem | Merril D. Smith, Poetry Star

Merril Smith shares how to create a diatelle poem. Merril says: “The Diatelle is a fun, syllable counting form like the etheree with a twist. The syllable structure of the diatelle is as follows: 1/2/3/4/6/8/10/12/10/8/6/4/3/2/1, but unlike an ethere, has a set rhyme pattern of abbcbccaccbcbba.… Continue Reading “The Diatelle Poem | Merril D. Smith, Poetry Star”

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 179, #ThemePrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Merril D. Smith from last month’s challenge selected a special theme: This week’s theme is: “How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a… Continue Reading “Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 179, #ThemePrompt”

Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | Theme Prompt #175: Merril D. Smith

Hello, everyone: Many of you participated in NaPoWritMo, the National Poetry Society’s writing contest where you’re asked to write a poem a day during the month of April. Let me congratulate all of you who took part. In fact, many of you didn’t miss… Continue Reading “Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | Theme Prompt #175: Merril D. Smith”

Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #SynonymsOnly: Comfort & Worn: Traci Kenworth

It’s been a busy week! I’m still working away on my newest book, “Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry: The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry.” What I thought would be a quick book has turned into much more. That’s great because we will all… Continue Reading “Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #SynonymsOnly: Comfort & Worn: Traci Kenworth”

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday Recap: #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention, No. 155, #SynonymsOnly or #ThanksgivingTheme

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and the honorable mention poetry that spoke to me. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday… Continue Reading “Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday Recap: #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention, No. 155, #SynonymsOnly or #ThanksgivingTheme”

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention, No. 154, #PhotoPrompt

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and the honorable mention poetry that spoke to me. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday… Continue Reading “Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention, No. 154, #PhotoPrompt”

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