Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

#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 father's memory. You can read… Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 274, 5/17/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

Prior Years Poetry Stars

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 273 #SpecificForm: butterfly cinquain

What a busy week it's been! I've spent most of the week digging garden beds, planting plants, trees, and bushes. Afterward I had to cover everything up with mulch. After the long winter inside, it felt wonderful to be outside. I've lugged so many bags of mulch... I wore myself out! Hopefully, the week ahead… Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 273 #SpecificForm: butterfly cinquain

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

#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 Crapsey Cinquain and then reverses it.… Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 273, 5/10/22, #SpecificForm

Prior Years Poetry Stars

#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 adds layers of meaning. These… Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 272 | #TastetheRainbow: Color Poetry

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My Poetry

The Colors of Spring, haiku sequence #TankaTuesday

the smell of spring...green grassesundulate and wave daffodil—alone in a fieldmellow yellow thin mistgray clouds mirrorreflections green leaf budsdrawing down the moonat twilight forsythiayellow petals fallin the mud pear blossoms—the goddess' white tearsspring hoarfrost For #TankaTuesday, I wrote a series of haiku. This week we were to use color in our poetry. Each kigo is… Continue reading The Colors of Spring, haiku sequence #TankaTuesday

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 272: #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry

Hello everyone. Happy May! This week, choose your own syllabic form and a color to feature in your syllabic 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 it and where you found the… Continue reading #TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 272: #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry

Prior Years Poetry Stars

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 271 | #ThemePrompt

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars' celebration. This week’s challenge was from Yvette M. Caldeiro, and we were to write our choice of syllabic poem, using the theme of beginnings & endings. We could use a form from the cheat sheet or a syllabic form from the Poetscollective.org. Have you had a difficult time commenting on… Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 271 | #ThemePrompt

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My Poetry

Yellow Daffodils, #TankaTuesday

For this week's #TankaTuesday challenge, Yvette M. Calleiro, selected the theme of beginnings and endings. I tried to allude to beginnings and endings without using the words. It proved to be difficult for me today... Here's a bit of tanka prose to reflect on. Photo by Monica Turlui on Pexels.com yellow daffodils bloom amidst the… Continue reading Yellow Daffodils, #TankaTuesday

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 271, 4/26/22, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Yvette M. Calleiro from last month's challenge picked the theme: This month's theme is: Beginnings & Endings This is an excellent article on writing poetry! Have a read... you never know what you will learn! Here are some sites that will help you write… Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 271, 4/26/22, #THEMEPROMPT

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 270 #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. D. L. Finn provided the photo for this month's challenge: Write your poem using a syllabic form from the cheat sheet or from the poetscollective.org/poetryforms. This is a photo, but there are some great tips in this article on how… Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 270 #PhotoPrompt