Kigo: Japanese Season Words for Crafting Haiku

Kigo (季語, "season word") is a word or phrase associated with a particular season, most often used in traditional forms of Japanese poetry such as haiku, renga and renku. Photo by Evgeny Tchebotarev on Pexels.com Wikipedia provides an excellent definition of haiku: "Haiku is a short verse genre written in one line in Japanese and … Continue reading Kigo: Japanese Season Words for Crafting Haiku

#TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | Poets choice No. 237

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to write your poem using haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, renga, solo renga, chōka, cinquain and its variations, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger hexastich, Abhanga, diatelle, the Kerf poetry, and any of the syllabic forms from the Poetscollective.org. Now, the first of the month … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | Poets choice No. 237

#TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #ThemePrompt: Expedition

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to write your poetry using the theme of "expedition" chosen by Donna Matthews, using one of these forms: haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, renga, solo renga, chōka, cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger hexastich, Abhanga, diatelle, the Kerf poetry, and any … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #ThemePrompt: Expedition

#TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | Poets choice

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to choose synonyms for the words, “loose and tight,” using one of these forms: haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, renga, solo renga, chōka, cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger hexastich, Abhanga, diatelle, & the Kerf poetry. The optional form instructions are … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | Poets choice

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY STARS – Specific Form: Create Your Own Syllabic Poetry Form

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. It’s the fifth Tuesday of the month! This is our chance to work with a specific syllabic poetry form. But let’s do something different this time... First, choose your favorite syllabic poetry form. Write your poem.Next, give your poem some different characteristics to make it something different. You can … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY STARS – Specific Form: Create Your Own Syllabic Poetry Form

#Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Stars | Theme challenge-Discovery

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to choose synonyms for the words, “loose and tight,” using one of these forms: haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, renga, solo renga, chōka, cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger hexastich, Abhanga, diatelle, & the Kerf poetry. The optional form … Continue reading #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Stars | Theme challenge-Discovery

#Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Stars #SynonymsOnly

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to choose synonyms for the words, “dawn & twilight,” using one of these forms: haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, renga, solo renga, choka, cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger hexastich, Abhanga, & diatelle poetry. Remember, in Japanese syllabic poetry, there is … Continue reading #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Stars #SynonymsOnly

#Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Stars Theme Challenge No. 227

Happy Memorial Day. As a veteran and the wife of a 100% disabled veteran, I like to honor my fellow military brothers and sisters who lost their lives serving our county in the line of duty. True patriots never forget! Image by Jackie Williamson from Pixabay brave Americans who served... died to keep us free … Continue reading #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Stars Theme Challenge No. 227

#Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Stars: #PhotoPrompt

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our poetry 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, Abhanga poetry) inspired by Trent McDonald's photo shown below: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA: Image credit: Trent McDonald Remember… … Continue reading #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Stars: #PhotoPrompt