The Rhythm of Life, #haiku, #TankaTuesday

phases of the moon

#TankaTuesday this week was an ekphrastic challenge. Reena Saxena provided a piece of her artwork. Great news, our accurate syllable counter is rebranded as https://www.traveldailylife.com/syllables/. I’ll add this update to our next challenge. moon tracks through the sky nature sings in bright patterns the rhythm of life © Colleen M…. Continue reading

TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 285, 8/18/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. Reena provided a piece of her artwork for this month’s challenge. There’s plenty of imagery in her art, and it’s a great inspiration to write your poem. Remember what you’ve learned about the psychology of… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 284 – #SpecificForm: 4/11

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. Yvette selected this week’s challenge. We were to write our syllabic poem using the 4/11 syllabic form created by Gwen Plano. I was so pleased to see so many of you embrace this form. It just goes to show that syllabic poetry doesn’t have… Continue reading

TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 284, 8/9/22, #SpecificForm: 4-11

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Last month, I asked Yvette Calleiro to select a syllabic form for us to learn more about. Her choice was a form that Gwen Plano created, called the 4-11. You can find her 4-11 form HERE. FAST FACTS Gwen says the 4-11 is a stanza of eleven… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 281 | #PhotoPrompt, #Ekphrastic

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. Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: 1. Reena Saxena 7. Jules 13. Ruth Klein 2. willowdot21 8…. Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 281, 7/19/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! This challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. Willow provided the photo for this month’s challenge. Now, we can see this is a statue, so get creative and think about what this statue could represent. Think about imagery and symbolism… then select a form… Continue reading

⭐️#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 280, #SpecificForm: Lanturne or Lanterne

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. It’s been a crazy week! Our bathroom renovations are coming along nicely. The contractor is working hard to get… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 279 | #Color/Weather Syllabic Poetry

What a wild couple of weeks it’s been. The new floors are in! Both of the upstairs bathrooms will be gutted and replaced, starting today. So, if I appear distracted, I probably am! I can shut my door while the worst of the tear out takes place, so that will… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 279: #Tastetherainbow-Color/Weather Poetry

Hello everyone. Happy JULY! I’m thrilled to see everyone once again! I need a vacation from my vacation! The second-floor flooring has all been replaced. No more yucky old carpet. I’ve got a break for a week and then the contractor begins work on the two bathrooms. It’s a busy… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 277: #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry

Hello everyone. Happy June and Pride Month! This week, choose a syllabic form and a color to feature in your poem. If the form is from the #TankaTuesday cheat sheet, let us know so we know where to look for directions. If it’s a new form, share how to write… Continue reading