Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a specific form syllabic poem. The form asked for is Tanka Prose, and I have chosen to write a Verse Envelope (tanka/prose/tanka). You can …

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Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on “Taste the Rainbow”, where colour features in the poetry. You can find Colleen’s post HERE.   Facets of Life …

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Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on our day. You can find Colleen’s post HERE.   Flash Flood   Carried down the river Torrent of sudden …

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Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on a Theme Prompt from Kerfe: ‘USEFUL’ As ever, we need to avoid ‘ing’ ending words if at all possible. …

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Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on a Photograph provided by David, from the Skeptic’s Kaddish, for this month’s challenge.   Colleen’s comments for this week’s …

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Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a specific syllabic poem based on the Butterfly Cinquain.  As ever, we need to avoid ‘ing’ ending words if at all possible. You can …

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Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on colour.  As ever, we need to avoid ‘ing’ ending words if at all possible. You can find Colleen’s post …

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Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, my poetry is doing double duty: it is a fit for both Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge and also for Day 5 of the NaPoWriMo April 30-Day challenge. I had some good fun with this! SO: from …

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Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on our day. We were asked to take a snapshot and write a poem. As ever, we need to avoid …

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Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on the themes of Fire and Water, picked by Donna Matthews from last month’s challenge. As ever, we need to …

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Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create our own syllabic poetry. As ever, we need to avoid ‘ing’ ending words if at all possible. You can find Colleen’s post HERE. I’ve …

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Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for any syllabic form based on “Taste the rainbow—colour poetry”. The colour is “Green”.  Colleen gave us some extras too … “You’ll receive bonus points if you don’t …

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Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for any syllabic form based on a theme prompt. Ken Gierke (Rivrvlogr) from last month’s challenge picked the theme: TRANSITIONS You can find Colleen’s post HERE. I’ve chosen …

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Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for any syllabic form based on a photo prompt. You can find Colleen’s post HERE. Diana Peach chose this week’s image … I’ve chosen an inverted Etheree as …

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Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for a series of Abhanga verses. Colleen explains: We write Abhanga in any number of 4-line stanzas with 6-6-6-4 syllables each. L2 and L3 rhyme. The end rhyme …

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Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for poem based on colour. I’ve written a Diatelle, which has fifteen lines in the following syllable count … 1-2-3-4-6-8-10-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1, and a rhyme rhythm of abbcbccaccbcbba. You can find …

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Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for poem based on the concepts of Memories: Sweet and Sour. I’ve written a stacked (or double) Etheree, which has ten lines in each stack in the following syllable …

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Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for an Ekphrastic poem, which today, uses a photo prompt as the art form. I’ve written a stacked (or double) Etheree, which has ten lines in each stack …

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Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for a Haiku. I’ve used sunshine as my Kigo, as it can appear in any season. You can find Colleen’s post HERE.   I’ve chosen a Haiku in …

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Hi everyone! Happy New Year! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for a Syllabic poem of the author’s choice, featuring a colour. You can find Colleen’s post HERE. I’ve chosen a Senryu in three lines of …

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Hi everyone! Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for a Tanka Prose. You can find Colleen’s post HERE. I wanted to bracket my prose paragraph with a Tanka either side. It’s entitled: PAINSTAKING  When you feel grumpy …

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Hi everyone! Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for a verse using metaphor and allegory from a photo supplied by Lisa – The Versesmith. You can find Colleen’s post HERE. I have chosen a Tanka, which has …

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Hi everyone! Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for a butterfly cinquain on the theme of “Taste the Rainbow”. Pat (wildchild47) chose this week’s theme. Unfortunately, Pat’s websites are all deleted. I sure hope she’s okay. You …

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Hi everyone! Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge and have written an Acrostic verse. An Acrostic poem is a form not requiring rhyme, but requiring letters or words to form word(s) or messages when read from consecutive lines. You can …

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Hi everyone! Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge and have written a Haiga in a 5-7-5 syllabic format. You can find Colleen’s post HERE. From last month’s challenge, I chose the theme for this month: Kindness Did you know …

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Hi everyone! Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge and have written a Haiku in the 3-5-3 syllabic format. You can find Colleen’s post HERE.    Willow Willers from last month’s challenge chose the two words for this month: Twilight …

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Hi everyone! Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, and I’ve written a Haiku I believe most creatives will relate to. You can find her post HERE.   Below is my long Haiku in 7-5-7 syllabic format. night zaps energy …

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Hi everyone! Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, and  for the first time, have written an Etheree poem mirrored. You can find her post HERE.   Eugi (Franci Hoffman) from last month’s challenge picked the theme: THE HARVEST MOON …

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Hi everyone! Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge for the first time. You can find her post HERE. Below is the image prompt and my Haiku response in a 3-5-3 syllabic format. Cold dark night on the bereaved soul …

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The snow lays pristine, virgin. The heavy silence holds. The whole world wrapped in a blanket of cold and desolation. Or is that just my heart?

The twin swings hang limp and lonely.

Mocking my empty arms.