#TANKATUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 239 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It's the third week of the month! Time for an Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). Cheryl, from last month's challenge, provided the photo for this month's challenge. Don't just describe the image. Poetry is always made up of images that create emotions. Imagine you … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 239 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

#TANKATUESDAY WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE: #POET’S CHOICE

You guys have been killing it in the poetry department!! It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Word Crafters, choose your own poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to you! On the first of the month, you can now experiment with prose poetry, if you wish. Are you … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE: #POET’S CHOICE

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt #222

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to write your poetry based off of the photo that Anita Dawes provided 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, and Abhanga poetry. Sorry... I had to edit … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt #222

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY STARS #SynonymsOnly

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to choose synonyms for the words, “search & lost,” 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 STARS #SynonymsOnly

#TANKA TUESDAY POETRY STARS | Theme prompt: Immortality

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to write about "immortality" 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. The Diatelle form is also an option. Remember… the first of the month … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY POETRY STARS | Theme prompt: Immortality

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 | Poets choice no. 209

Hello from snowy Michigan! What a tremendous success our first poetry challenge of 2021 was! Bravo to those of you who tried a new form and taught us how to create it! Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: 1.ladyleemanila10.Padre19.Goutam Dutta2.Trent McDonald11.Zander20.theindieshe3.Tina Stewart Brakebill12.D. L. Finn21.Vashti Quiroz- Vega4.Dave Madden13.s. s.22.Marsha Ingrao5.Jules14.anita dawes23.M J Mallon6.Ritu Bhathal15.Jude24.Kerfe Roig7.willowdot2116.Gwen … Continue reading TANKA TUESDAY POETRY STARS | Poets choice no. 209

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 201, #POET’SCHOICE

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It's election day and the first of the month! YOU know what that means! Word Crafters, choose your own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It's up to you! WAIT... Are you looking for inspiration for your syllabic poetry? Find an image on Pixabay.com or experiment with "found poetry" to … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 201, #POET’SCHOICE

WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #192 Theme prompt – MAPS: Franci Hoffman

Kerfe Roig selected the theme for this week: MAPS. Who knew this one word would inspire such great poetry? You all deserve a huge round of applause for your poetic endeavors. YOU'RE ALL STARS! Here's everyone who joined in via Mr. Linky: 1.willowdot2111.Jules21.anita dawes2.Reena Saxena12.Pat R22.s. s.3.Ruth Scribbles13.Sue Vincent23.Linda Lee Lyberg4.Trent McDonald14.Jude24.Padre5.Elizabeth15.Kim25.Traci Kenworth6.kittysverses16.Eugenia26.Merril D. Smith7.Myforever. blog17.Raivenne27.Sally Cronin8.Goutam … Continue reading WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #192 Theme prompt – MAPS: Franci Hoffman

Cover Reveal: Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry

Help Me Celebrate! Grab a piece of cake! While I'm waiting to hear from my editors, I thought it was time to share the cover of my newest book creation, "Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry. This book will discuss the basics of how to write the Japanese and American Syllabic poetry forms we use … Continue reading Cover Reveal: Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry