Senryū or Senryu

Senryū is a form with 3 or more lines following the short-long-short, (s-l-s) 3-5-3, 2-3-2, (5-7-5 traditional) approximately twelve syllables. Senryu do not rhyme, nor do they contain metaphors and similes. This form does not contain a title. Senryu is written about love, human foibles relating to a personal event, and should have an element … Continue reading Senryū or Senryu

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 303, 1/17/23

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! 短歌 火曜日 In case you missed last week's poetry, here are the poet's links from the 1/10/23 photo prompt challenge: 1.ladyleemanila8.Ken Hume15.kittysverses2.Sylvia Cognac9.willowdot2116.Yvette M Calleiro3.ben Alexander10.Cheryl17.Jules4.Britta Benson11.Li/ Lisa18.Colleen Chesebro5.Felic Janssen12.Selma19.Kerfe6.Reena Saxena13.Gwen Plano20.Ruth Klein7.Echoes of the soul14.Balroop Singh21.You're next! I noticed some of you enjoy writing haiku—but you don't want to follow the haiku … Continue reading #TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 303, 1/17/23

Special Thank You’s

We belong to one of the best poetry communities around... did you know that? Through the years, I've developed friendships that I really treasure. We all learn together too, which is something I truly love. Today, I want to thank two friends for their friendship and for sharing their love of poetry with me. First … Continue reading Special Thank You’s

#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