#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 242 | Poet’s Choice

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was everyone’s favorite: Poet’s Choice! I asked you to write your poetry 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… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday – Mabon Dreams, #tanka #prose

The smell of wet leaves and dew always reminds me that the Autumnal Equinox or Mabon is not far away. The days are now divided equally between day and night. It’s a time to give thanks to the waning sunlight. This is a time of balance when I enjoy the… Continue reading

“Summer’s End,” #tankaprose #TankaTuesday

Our Tanka Tuesday challenge this week is to write some tanka prose. We typically write tanka prose in the 5-7-5-7-7 or a s/l/s/l/l five-line syllabic structure. Tanka prose should contain a title. There is one basic requirement in writing tanka prose: one paragraph, and one tanka. There are two basic… Continue reading

“A Mother’s Song,” Crapsey cinquain trio, #TankaTuesday

For our #TankaTuesday challenge this week, Vashti Q. Vega, selected an excellent theme—a lullaby. I wasn’t sure what I would write, so I just let the words flow… don’t think of this as something sad. Instead, think of it as good memories. My children and grandchildren are all grown and… Continue reading

#TANKATUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 240, #THEMEPROMPT

I’m moving away from FaceBook Pages because WordPress doesn’t share my posts there anymore. Instead, I’ve created a Twitter account for Word Craft: Prose & Poetry. Please follow @SyllabicPoetry where I will start sharing your posts this week. The Facebook page will be deleted in the next day or so…. Continue reading

#TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #PhotoPrompt

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. As I’m moving away from FaceBook Pages, I’ve created a Twitter account for Word Craft: Prose & Poetry. Please follow @SyllabicPoetry where I will start sharing your posts this week. The Facebook page will be deleted in the next day or so. Thanks. <3… Continue reading

#TankaTuesday: #PhotoPrompt – haiku

It’s the hottest it’s been in Michigan this summer. When I walk in the morning, I can smell Autumn right around the corner. Cheryl picked out the best photo for our challenge this week. Timeanddate.com shares: The Perseids are one of the brighter meteor showers of the year. They occur… Continue reading

Poet’s Choice

This week, Tanka Tuesday is Poet’s Choice. That means we can write freestyle poetry, syllabic poetry, and prose poetry. It’s a first for this challenge, as my first poetic love has always been Japanese poetry, like haiku and tanka. I want this challenge to be inclusive, so once a month… Continue reading

#TANKATUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 234, #SYNONYMSONLY

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Welcome! I’ve got great news. I think it’s time we spread our poetry wings! From now on, you can write your syllabic poetry from one of the forms on the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Cheatsheet or from Poetscollective.org! That means you can write and create all… Continue reading

“American Carnage,” #MirrorCinquain, #NaPoWritMo, #PhotoPrompt, #TankaTuesday

This week, Anita Dawes selected the photo for the Ekphrastic photo prompt challenge on Word Craft: Prose & Poetry. The two cinquains will also take care of my poem-a-day commitment for yesterday and today, including NaPoWritMo. I missed the opportunity to post this on Earth Day as was my intent…. Continue reading