#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 290 |#Ekphrastic #photoPrompt

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars' celebration. For this week’s challenge, Britta Benson selected a photo from her personal collection. Picture credit: Britta Benson. This photograph was taken inside St. Cecilia’s Church (built in 1739), Heusenstamm, Germany.  Now, I know some of you had issues with the photo of this sculpture. No matter what you think of … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 290 |#Ekphrastic #photoPrompt

⭐️#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 their own tanka prose. REMEMBER... … Continue reading ⭐️#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 278 | #SpecificForm: tanka prose

Let’s Talk: tanka prose

Let's talk tanka... tanka prose, that is! The Basics of the tanka prose form: I try to adhere to the basic structure of tanka prose—which includes the five-line tanka written mostly in the form 5-7-5-7-7, but always in the format of s-l-s-l-l; where the middle line is a pivot between the first and the last … Continue reading Let’s Talk: tanka prose

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 269 | #SpecificForm: tanka prose

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars' celebration. This week’s #TankaTuesday challenge was to write tanka prose. Some of you missed the prose part... but that's okay because our challenges are about practice. Go back to the challenge post HERE and read about tanka prose. It's important to learn the forms. It's that time of year again... … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 269 | #SpecificForm: tanka prose

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 269, 4/12/22, #Colleen’s SpecificForm:TankaProse

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! This week's form: Tanka Prose Here's how to write tanka prose: TANKA PROSE: We write Tanka prose from the first person point-of-view. The prose paragraph(s) must also seek to be, if not poetic, at least something that grabs our attention. It must compete with the verse in its style, intending to be inventive … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 269, 4/12/22, #Colleen’s SpecificForm:TankaProse

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 254, #SpecificForm

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Time is flying by! It's the fifth Tuesday of November 2021! This is our chance to work with a specific syllabic poetry form. Take this opportunity to learn more about the particular form. This week's form is: tanka prose Here's a quick review of the tanka prose form: We typically write tanka … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 254, #SpecificForm

#TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #Specificform: #Tanka #Prose

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars' celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our poem as tanka prose. Learning how to write specific forms, like tanka prose, stretches what we keep in our creative toolbox. Happy Labor Day weekend here in the United States. This is usually our last hurrah for summer here in Michigan. The … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #Specificform: #Tanka #Prose

#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