#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 278, #SpecificForm: tanka prose

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Last month, I asked Gwen Plano to select a syllabic form for us to learn more about. I didn't hear from her, so I hope you don't mind if I chose tanka prose as our form to work with this month. To be fair, I've had issues with Gmail lately. I don't … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 278, #SpecificForm: tanka prose

#TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #Specificform: #Tanka #Prose

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars' celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our poem as tanka prose. Learning how to write specific forms, like tanka prose, stretches what we keep in our creative toolbox. Happy Labor Day weekend here in the United States. This is usually our last hurrah for summer here in Michigan. The … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #Specificform: #Tanka #Prose


WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It's the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Kerfe Roig from last month's challenge picked the theme... This month's theme is: Maps On the Monday before the next challenge, I'll select someone to choose next month's theme. For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write … Continue reading COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 192, #THEMEPROMPT

Destiny’s rails. A cinquain and prose collaboration.

What an amazing collaboration between Jude and Aishwarya (Kitty’s Verses). I love the creativity and how they combined syllabic poetry AND prose to make something so soul-satisfying! Great Work! ❤

Aishwarya and I composed this together. It was a much needed relief to do this with her, especially given the anxiety that was tainting this week for me.

The challenge of writing this together has livened my mood and I’m now bolstered to kick this anxiety.

It’s a wonder, the power of these little things.

Okay, here’s the collaboration.

Aishwarya wrote in plain italics and I did the bold italics.

Watch out for those three butterfly cinquains, they were quite the rascals to combine.

Destiny’s rails

A flowing river never stops, likewise is time.
Neither does a nod mean acceptance, nor does silence mean indifference.
All of us are puppets to time’s test.

Surprises lurk at every twist and turn, obstacles set by the divine.
Is life a show scripted by the gods, and do we really have a say?

Stand tall
Trees to time’s test
Swaying acquiescence
Stationary, indifferent

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WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It's the third week of the month! Time for a #PhotoPrompt Aishwarya, aka, Kitty from Kitty's Verses, was my selection from last month's challenge. She has provided the photo for this month's challenge. Remember, don't just describe what is in the photo. Engage your senses and work with implied metaphors to … Continue reading COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 191 #PHOTOPROMPT