#TankaTuesday #Ekphrastic #Poetry Challenge, 1/24/22, No. 304

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! What a great week of poetry! It appears everyone enjoyed writing senryū. We all learn together: I did more research on the form. Read this post: Senryū or Senryu to get a better sense of what this form is all about. Many thanks to everyone who joined in! Here are the … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Ekphrastic #Poetry Challenge, 1/24/22, No. 304

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

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 302, 1/10/23

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! 短歌 火曜日 In case you missed last week's poetry, here are the poet's links from the 1/3/23 synonyms only challenge: 1.sangeetha8.Gwen Plano15.ben Alexander2.Cheryl9.Jules16.Yvette M Calleiro3.AJ10.Kerfe17.Ruth Klein4.Annette Rochelle Aben11.The Versesmith18.kittysverses5.Sylvia Cognac12.Colleen Chesebro19.Rachel-Hanley-Jones6.Li/ Lisa13.willowdot21  7.ladyleemanila14.Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr   This week's challenge is a photo prompt. This year, I've asked my friend, and photographer, Terri Webster Schrandt, … Continue reading #TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 302, 1/10/23

A Look Back, & A Look Forward

As 2022 winds down, I embraced all the fun we had writing poetry at Word Craft Poetry this year. Thank you to everyone for joining me. We posted 47 #TankaTuesday Poetry Challenges and 47 Poetry Stars Recap posts! That's a lot of poetry! We average 20 to 30 poets writing poetry each week per challenge. … Continue reading A Look Back, & A Look Forward

TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 300, 11/29/22, #ShareYourDay

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! This is the last poetry challenge for 2022. I'll return on January 3, 2023, with a new year of poetry challenges. Stay Tuned... 🎄🤶🏻🎁 🎄 I'm taking the month of December off to promote my newest book, Fairies, Myths, & Magic II - A Winter Celebration, dedicated to Yule and the winter … Continue reading TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 300, 11/29/22, #ShareYourDay

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 299 |#ThemePrompt: The Gray Scarf

Tomorrow's challenge, 11/29/22 is the last challenge for 2022. This is also the last recap for 2022. 🎄 I'm taking the month of December off to promote my newest book, Fairies, Myths, & Magic II - A Winter Celebration, dedicated to Yule and the winter solstice. 🎄 🤶🏻 There will be a blog tour on … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 299 |#ThemePrompt: The Gray Scarf

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 199, 11/22/22, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This week in the United States, we celebrate Thanksgiving. Pull up a chair and join me in a poetry feast! Let me wish you all a lovely holiday. My goal this year is to only eat in moderation. I don't want to undo my weight loss goals. Fingers crossed. LOL! We're … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 199, 11/22/22, #THEMEPROMPT

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 298 | #PhotoPrompt

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars' celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our choice of syllabic poem, using a form from the cheat sheet or a syllabic form from the Poetscollective.org, using the photo from David: “Ukrainian Figurines” by Kirill Shevchenko (Groder) Image by Кирилл Шевченко from Pixabay Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: 1.ben Alexander 6.Cheryl 11.sangeetha 2.Elizabeth 7.Jules 12.Balroop Singh 3.Gwen … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 298 | #PhotoPrompt

TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 298, 11/15/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. David provided the photo for this month's challenge: "Ukrainian Figurines" by Kirill Shevchenko (Groder) Image by Кирилл Шевченко from Pixabay Write your poem using a syllabic form from the cheat sheet or from the poetscollective.org/poetryforms. Here is more information on how … Continue reading TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 298, 11/15/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt