#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 280, 7/12/22, #SpecificForm: Lanturne or Lanterne

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Last month, I asked Lisa, the VerseSmith to select a syllabic form for us to learn more about. Her choice was the lanturne or lanterne. The lanturne is a kind of shape poetry. Many say it originated from Japan, but I found no evidence to support that… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 279 | #Color/Weather Syllabic Poetry

What a wild couple of weeks it’s been. The new floors are in! Both of the upstairs bathrooms will be gutted and replaced, starting today. So, if I appear distracted, I probably am! I can shut my door while the worst of the tear out takes place, so that will… Continue reading

My First Podcast: Tea, Toast, & Trivia with Rebecca Budd

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Hello everyone! I’ve got some exciting news. My friend, Rebecca Budd, invited me to her podcast called Tea, Toast, & Trivia at https://teatoasttrivia.com/. While you’re at it, this blog is wonderful to follow. You’ll meet new friends here… I guarantee it! I’ve shared the link to the podcast below. I… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 279: #Tastetherainbow-Color/Weather Poetry

Hello everyone. Happy JULY! I’m thrilled to see everyone once again! I need a vacation from my vacation! The second-floor flooring has all been replaced. No more yucky old carpet. I’ve got a break for a week and then the contractor begins work on the two bathrooms. It’s a busy… Continue reading

⭐️#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 278 | #SpecificForm: tanka prose

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was to write tanka prose. There is a ton of information in this post. Please READ through to the end. We’re coming up on the six-year anniversary of #TankaTuesday in August, and I’m sure by now everyone knows how to craft… Continue reading

☀️The Word Craft Syllabic Poetry Contest is Coming…☀️

The Summer Solstice, also known as the longest day of the year, falls on June 21st. In the Northern Hemisphere, this event will occur at 5:14am Eastern, on Tuesday June 21st.To mark this auspicious occasion, Word Craft Poetry presents its first syllabic poetry contest. Sign up below for my daily… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 278, #SpecificForm: tanka prose

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Last month, I asked Gwen Plano to select a syllabic form for us to learn more about. I didn’t hear from her, so I hope you don’t mind if I chose tanka prose as our form to work with this month. To be fair, I’ve had issues… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 276 | #TastetheRainbow-Color Poetry

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, featuring a color. Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: 1. Reena Saxena 10. Britta Benson 19. Kerfe… Continue reading

Litha, The Summer Solstice, #ButterflyCinquain

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Litha red flames flicker longest day of the year we honor death, rebirth, and change Magick our Summer Solstice blessings flow let go—learn acceptance abide in the moment We know Litha, the Summer Solstice, is called the festival of fire. June 21st is the longest day of the year. The… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 277: #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry

Hello everyone. Happy June and Pride Month! This week, choose a syllabic form and a color to feature in your poem. If the form is from the #TankaTuesday cheat sheet, let us know so we know where to look for directions. If it’s a new form, share how to write… Continue reading