#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 273 #SpecificForm: butterfly cinquain

What a busy week it's been! I've spent most of the week digging garden beds, planting plants, trees, and bushes. Afterward I had to cover everything up with mulch. After the long winter inside, it felt wonderful to be outside. I've lugged so many bags of mulch... I wore myself out! Hopefully, the week ahead … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 273 #SpecificForm: butterfly cinquain

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 273, 5/10/22, #SpecificForm

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Last month, I asked Sally Cronin to select a syllabic form for us to learn more about. Her choice was the butterfly cinquain. FAST FACTS Did you know the Butterfly Cinquain really isn’t a cinquain? It's a nine-line poem. The butterfly cinquain uses the syllable count of the Crapsey Cinquain and then reverses it. … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 273, 5/10/22, #SpecificForm

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 269 | #SpecificForm: tanka prose

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars' celebration. This week’s #TankaTuesday challenge was to write tanka prose. Some of you missed the prose part... but that's okay because our challenges are about practice. Go back to the challenge post HERE and read about tanka prose. It's important to learn the forms. It's that time of year again... … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 269 | #SpecificForm: tanka prose

Smorgasbord Book Reviews Rewind – Word Craft: Prose & Poetry: The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry by Colleen M. Chesebro

What a lovely surprise to find a reshare of Sally Cronin’s review of Word Craft: Prose & Poetry. I’m thrilled!

If you think you can’t write poetry… you haven’t tried syllabic poetry! Join us for #TankaTuesday on wordcraftpoetry.com each week. It’s time to spread your creative wings! ❤

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

As a participant in Colleen Chesebro’s weekly Tuesday Tanka Challenge, I have discovered so many different forms of syllabic poetry and come to love creating poems in these formats. I reviewed the collection in May this year.

About the book

Are you ready to learn how to craft Japanese and American poetry? Consider this book the first step on your journey to learning the basics of how to craft syllabic poetry. Inside, you will discover many new forms, syllable combinations, and interpretations of the different Japanese and American forms and structures of haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, renga/solo renga, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, the cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, and shadorma poetry.

So… what are you waiting for? Let’s craft syllabic poetry together!

My review for the guide and poetry collection May 19th 2021

I have enjoyed poetry from childhood and would write stories in verse from an early…

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TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #Synonyms Only: “Eager & Hope”

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge words were selected by Sally Cronin who chose the words, “eager & hope." 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 (hexastich for short), and Abhanga we found synonyms for the … Continue reading TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #Synonyms Only: “Eager & Hope”

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 216 #SYNONYMSONLY

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! DON'T FORGET TO CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS NEXT SATURDAY! SPRING FORWARD ON MARCH 14th! Welcome! Check out the NEW main menu item: Poetry Book Publishing Links to find poetry book publishing links, including links to literary journals and poetry magazines accepting submissions of poetry. If you know of a link to add to this … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 216 #SYNONYMSONLY

TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #PhotoPrompt, The psychology of color

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, Cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, Badger Hexastich (hexastich for short), and Abhanga. Remember… the first of the month you can … Continue reading TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #PhotoPrompt, The psychology of color

TANKA TUESDAY POETRY STARS | #SYNONYMSOnly for “Loose & Tight”

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, Cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, Badger Hexastich (hexastich for short), and Abhanga. Remember… the first of the month … Continue reading TANKA TUESDAY POETRY STARS | #SYNONYMSOnly for “Loose & Tight”

Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | Specific Form ~ Haibun

Image credit: © Frank J. Tassone What an amazing collection of haibun poems this week. I want to thank Frank J. Tassone for the lovely image of Gertrude's Nose. What a great photo! Mr. Linky has made finding the poems so easy now. I'm tickled with the results. Here is everyone who joined in: 1.Padre8.Jules15.theindieshe2.Kim9.Pat … Continue reading Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | Specific Form ~ Haibun

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