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

WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #ThemeChallenge: The Night Sky: Marsha Ingrao

Franci Hoffman from Eugi's Causerie II selected the theme for us this week. The night sky was her pick, and it generated an amazing amount of poetry. Bravo, everyone. You kept me enthralled all week. ❤ Here's everyone who joined in this week via Mr. Linky: 1.Padre11.Jules21.Dorinda Duclos2.s. s.12.Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr22.Kat3.Reena Saxena13.huwanahoy23.Kerfe Roig4.anita dawes14.Marsha Ingrao24.Linda… Continue reading WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #ThemeChallenge: The Night Sky: Marsha Ingrao

WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #192 Theme prompt – MAPS: Franci Hoffman

Kerfe Roig selected the theme for this week: MAPS. Who knew this one word would inspire such great poetry? You all deserve a huge round of applause for your poetic endeavors. YOU'RE ALL STARS! Here's everyone who joined in via Mr. Linky: 1.willowdot2111.Jules21.anita dawes2.Reena Saxena12.Pat R22.s. s.3.Ruth Scribbles13.Sue Vincent23.Linda Lee Lyberg4.Trent McDonald14.Jude24.Padre5.Elizabeth15.Kim25.Traci Kenworth6.kittysverses16.Eugenia26.Merril D. Smith7.Myforever. blog17.Raivenne27.Sally Cronin8.Goutam… Continue reading WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #192 Theme prompt – MAPS: Franci Hoffman

WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #Synonyms Only: Annette rochelle aben

It's HOT in Arizona! How are you staying cool? Welcome to this week's poetry challenge stars! Jules picked some interesting words for us all to work with this week for our #SynonymsOnly challenge: Circled and Squared. At first the words intimidated me... but not for long. listed plenty of words. Circled synonyms: encircle, rotate,… Continue reading WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #Synonyms Only: Annette rochelle aben

Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | Theme Prompt #188

Many thanks to Sue Vincent, who gave us an amazing theme to work with this week: “Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” Herman Hesse Thank you for all of your hard work! Your poetry was amazing! I want to share… Continue reading Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | Theme Prompt #188

Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #PhotoPrompt No. 182

Thanks everyone for the lovely poetry dedicated to my new writing muse, Freyja. I've decided to create a collage of poems, along with the author's names, and a photo of Freyja that I can frame and hang in my creative room. I'll work on that this week and share it in a post. Frank J.… Continue reading Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #PhotoPrompt No. 182