Prior Years Poetry Stars

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. This poetry form may be written on any subject matter and… Continue reading The Diatelle Poem | Merril D. Smith, Poetry Star

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

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 good deed in a weary world.”― William Shakespeare, The Merchant of… Continue reading Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 179, #ThemePrompt

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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 this challenge, taking part in both at the same time! You… Continue reading Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | Theme Prompt #175: Merril D. Smith

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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 benefit from my research. My husband and I also decided that… Continue reading Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #SynonymsOnly: Comfort & Worn: Traci Kenworth

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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 Guidelines. I approve all comments and link-backs to my blog. If… Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday Recap: #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention, No. 155, #SynonymsOnly or #ThanksgivingTheme

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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 Guidelines. This is the perfect time to thank each of you… Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention, No. 154, #PhotoPrompt

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Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention(s), No. 141, #PhotoPrompt

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and any honorable mention poetry that really caught my eye. 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. Congratulations, and many thanks to all the participants! Please… Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention(s), No. 141, #PhotoPrompt

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 45 – #Haiku #Haibun or #Tanka: Hate & Pride

Happy POETRY Tuesday everyone! Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you're in the right place! Pull up a chair, and let's write some poetry. FIRST… Here is my contribution to last weeks prompt words of hunt (quest) and find (found). Forlorn memories - what once was lost is now found, it… Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 45 – #Haiku #Haibun or #Tanka: Hate & Pride

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Yecheilyah’s First Annual Poetry Contest – Grand Prize Winner!

The winner has been chosen for Yecheilyah’s First Poetry Contest! ❤ Congratulations to the winner, Merril D. Smith. ❤

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Hey Guys!

I am honored to introduce to you our Grand Prize Winner of my first poetry contest!

First, a special thank you to Colleen and Lisa for helping me to put this together. With my schedule, I could not have done it without you two! Family, please go ahead and follow their blogs. You WON’T be disappointed!

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Next, I would like to thank everyone who entered as well as those of you who shared this contest. It is not easy to “stand” up here and do something like this so thank you for your support.

Drumm Rollll…

Congratulations to Merril D. Smith for her poem “Zora Neale Hurston.”

Not only did it touch on our theme, but it embodied so much of Zora that I felt like if I didn’t know who she was before, I did now. Here’s what Colleen had to…

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