#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 302, 1/10/23

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! 短歌 火曜日 In case you missed last week's poetry, here are the poet's links from the 1/3/23 synonyms only challenge: 1.sangeetha8.Gwen Plano15.ben Alexander2.Cheryl9.Jules16.Yvette M Calleiro3.AJ10.Kerfe17.Ruth Klein4.Annette Rochelle Aben11.The Versesmith18.kittysverses5.Sylvia Cognac12.Colleen Chesebro19.Rachel-Hanley-Jones6.Li/ Lisa13.willowdot21  7.ladyleemanila14.Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr   This week's challenge is a photo prompt. This year, I've asked my friend, and photographer, Terri Webster Schrandt, … Continue reading #TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 302, 1/10/23

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 297 | #SpecificForm: kouta

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars' celebration. This week’s challenge was to write a kouta syllabic poem. Lisa Fox asked me if the optional fifth line syllable count should be five or seven syllables? I searched everywhere and couldn't find any other instructions. Something didn't seem right with this form, so I did a thorough analysis. … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 297 | #SpecificForm: kouta

NaPoWritMo – Day 3: “Cold Rain”

April is National Poetry Month! The idea is to write 30 poems in 30 days. On NaPoWritMo.net, you'll find a daily challenge for the month. I don't follow their challenges, but I try to write a poem a day. Here's today's challenge: "...It’s a Spanish form called a “glosa” – literally a poem that glosses, … Continue reading NaPoWritMo – Day 3: “Cold Rain”

Significant Poetry Reads: “Think Tanka – Vision in Verse,” by Annette Rochelle Aben, @YouAreTheExpert

featuring your next read! From the Author Throughout time, the poet has used words to convey feelings, share ideas and unite the reader with their vision. Think Tanka uses the traditional structure of Japanese lyric poetry to unite the reader to the vision of the poet. If you can "see" what she is trying to … Continue reading Significant Poetry Reads: “Think Tanka – Vision in Verse,” by Annette Rochelle Aben, @YouAreTheExpert

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 249 | #ThemePrompt: Kindness

The Holiday's are Approaching! Books are great gifts to give for the holidays. I've read a few articles which said print books are taking longer to make and that Amazon is trying hard to keep up with demands. Shop early and order soon. Support your community writers and poets. I know I am! Word Weaving … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 249 | #ThemePrompt: Kindness

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


I'm moving away from FaceBook Pages because WordPress doesn't share my posts there anymore. Instead, I've created a Twitter account for Word Craft: Prose & Poetry. Please follow @SyllabicPoetry where I will start sharing your posts this week. The Facebook page will be deleted in the next day or so. Thanks. ❤ WELCOME TO TANKA … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 240, #THEMEPROMPT

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt #222

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to write your poetry based off of the photo that Anita Dawes provided 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, and Abhanga poetry. Sorry... I had to edit … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt #222

New RELEASE: “Poetry Treasures”

I'm thrilled to announce the release of "Poetry Treasures," a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the "Treasuring Poetry" blog series on Writing to be Read in 2020. Open the book and discover the poetry treasures of Sue Vincent (Author), Geoff Le Pard (Author), Frank Prem (Author), Victoria Zigler (Author), Colleen M. Chesebro (Author), K. Morris (Author), Annette Rochelle Aben (Author), Jude Kirya Itakali (Author), and Roberta Eaton … Continue reading New RELEASE: “Poetry Treasures”

#TANKA TUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 209, Last challenge of 2020

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! For the LAST poetry challenge of 2020, I want you to write a poem about hope, using your favorite poetry form (it doesn't have to be syllabic). Please make these poems inspirational to others. No negativity and No politics! We've all had enough politics to last us another lifetime. After you've … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 209, Last challenge of 2020