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Tanka Tuesday

Hi, for this week’s Tanka Challenge Colleen has asked us to use synonyms, and the two words we have to find synonyms for are – ‘Work & Play’ https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2023/05/16/tankatuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-320-5-15-2023/ Here we go, one freestyle and one syllabic poem πŸ˜ƒ

Love Blossom

Hi, hope everyone is doing ok, this is verse twenty-eight for NaPoWriMo, it’s a tetractys poem, this poetic form invented by Ray Stebbing, it needs to consists of at least 5 lines of 1/2/3/4/10 syllables (total of 20). Tetractys can be written with more than one verse, but must follow with an inverted syllable count.Continue reading “Love Blossom”

W3

Hi, we have a new POW on Davids W3 https://skepticskaddish.com/2023/04/19/w3-prompt-51-weave-written-weekly/ – Destiny πŸ™Œ and she asks us to write a poem using the Memento poetic form, this is a poem about a holiday or an anniversary, consisting of two stanzas. Each of the two stanza has 6 lines, syllables 8-6-2-8-6-2; rhyming: a/b/c/a/b/c. If we likeContinue reading “W3”

A TALL TALE

Hi this is my second poem for Val’s scavenger hunt https://murisopsis.wordpress.com/2023/03/31/looking-at-nonce-forms-for-npm/ Today I have chosen The Tail by Murdoch Mouse – a poem of single syllable lines. Words of more than one syllable can be broken (but only if the broken syllable is a real word). Loose rhyme is expected and the theme should beContinue reading “A TALL TALE”

Tanka Tuesday

Hi, i’s Tuesday and Tanka time πŸ™‚ this week Colleen asks that we share the view outside our window by writing a poem in syllabic form. https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2023/03/28/tankatuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-313-3-28-23/. It’s a bit drizzly here in Wales, and it was very misty this morning so this sets the scene for my tritina. American poet, Marie Ponsot (1921-2019) inventedContinue reading “Tanka Tuesday”

W3

Hi, it’s time for Davids W3 and Punam is POW week and her prompt guidelines are to write a Pantoum on the theme of abandonment. https://skepticskaddish.com/2023/03/22/w3-prompt-47-weave-written-weekly/ The pantoum is a series of quatrains rhyming ABAB, BCBC etc the second and fourth lines repeat as the first and third lines in the succeeding quatrain, the firstContinue reading “W3”

Tanka Tuesday

Hi, for this week’s Tanka Tuesday, Colleen has given us the beautiful painting above by Claude Monet circa 1900 of irises, part of his vast gardens at Giverny. We are to use this as inspiration for our ekphrastic syllabic poem, https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2023/03/21/tankatuesday-ekphrastic-poetry-challenge-no-312/ Monet is a beautiful artist and the leading French impressionist landscape painter, you canContinue reading “Tanka Tuesday”

Tanka Tuesday

This week’s challenge from Colleen is ‘Synonyms Only’, she asks we select synonyms for the words spring & green https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2023/03/14/tankatuesday-weekly-syllabic-poetry-challenge-no-311-3-14-23/ I’m a bit late as it’s Thursday, but I’ve have chosen what I hope is a senryu format πŸ™‚

Tanka Tuesday

Hi, for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday,https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2023/02/21/tankatuesday-ekphrastic-poetry-challenge-no-308-2-21-23/, I chose to write a classic Etheree, (titled, ten lines with syllables 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 syllables per line. It’s a lovely portrait of Lady Agnew. Thanks for looking in πŸ™‚