#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 287, 8/30/22, #ShareYourDay

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! 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. The photo does not need to be a selfie. If you don't have access … Continue reading #TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 287, 8/30/22, #ShareYourDay

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 286 |#ThemePrompt

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 "Lessons from Nature," suggested by Sarah. Happy Birthday Tanka Tuesday! On August 27th, we've completed our sixth year of writing … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 286 |#ThemePrompt

#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 with Gmail lately. I don't … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge 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

Significant Poetry Reads: “Think Tanka – Vision in Verse,” by Annette Rochelle Aben, @YouAreTheExpert

featuring your next read! From the Author Throughout time, the poet has used words to convey feelings, share ideas and unite the reader with their vision. Think Tanka uses the traditional structure of Japanese lyric poetry to unite the reader to the vision of the poet. If you can "see" what she is trying to … Continue reading Significant Poetry Reads: “Think Tanka – Vision in Verse,” by Annette Rochelle Aben, @YouAreTheExpert

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 253 #ThemePrompt

The Holidays are Approaching I've updated the #TankaTuesday book gallery! Check it out! Books are splendid gifts to give for the holidays. I've read a few articles which said print books are taking longer to make and that Amazon is trying hard to keep up with demands. Shop early and order soon. Support your community … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 253 #ThemePrompt

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 252 | #PhotoPrompt

The Holiday's are Approaching Books are splendid gifts to give for the holidays. I've read a few articles which said print books are taking longer to make and Amazon is trying hard to keep up with demands. Shop early and order soon. Support your community writers. I know I am! Email me if you have … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 252 | #PhotoPrompt

#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

#TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #ThemePrompt: Expedition

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to write your poetry using the theme of "expedition" chosen by Donna Matthews, using one of these forms: 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 … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #ThemePrompt: Expedition