#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 276 | #ShareYourDay

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. The idea was to share some aspect of your day (or week). This is a way to get to… Continue reading

“Tired,” #ShareYourDay, #TankaTuesday,

clouds during sunset

Our #TankaTuesday challenge this week was to share our day (or week) and write a piece of syllabic poetry to go with the image. I wrote a Badger’s Hexastich. My week was not interesting, to say the least. On Monday, we did some furniture moving, which is always exhausting. The… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 276, 5/31/22, #ShareYourDay

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Happy Memorial Day (May 30th)! What is Memorial Day? It’s the fifth Tuesday of the month! #ShareYourDay is a way to get to know each other better. Take a photo and write a syllabic poem about your day. Don’t think on it too hard. Make it fun…. Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 275 | #ThemePrompt: “Useful”

Happy Memorial Day (May 30th)! What is Memorial Day? 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 theme of “useful.” Many thanks to everyone who joined… Continue reading

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 275, 5/24/22, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Here we are for another #TankaTuesday poetry challenge! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Kerfe selected this month’s theme: This month’s theme is: “Useful” Here are some sites that will help you write your poetry and count syllables: Not sure how to write syllabic poetry? READ THIS… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 274 | #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. David, from the Skeptic’s Kaddish, provided the photo below. Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: 1. Reena… Continue reading

“At the Top of the World,” shadorma sequence

pagoda in gray scale shot

at the top of the world, white clouds kiss the sky winds exhale the soft breath of the goddess— Gaia rests at the top of the world, heaven meets the earth at center ‘tween stars and moon, darkness falls— Spirit calls at the top of the world—rebirth! Gilgul spins in… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 274, 5/17/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. David, from the Skeptic’s Kaddish, provided the photo for this month’s challenge. This is a photo of David’s father. Please be aware that he is no longer with us. David dedicated his blog to his… Continue reading

#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… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 272 | #TastetheRainbow: Color Poetry

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was to add a color and write our choice of syllabic poem, using a form from the cheat sheet or a syllabic form from the Poetscollective.org. I was thrilled with this week’s poetry. The psychology behind adding colors to our poetry… Continue reading