Weekend Writing Prompt #35 – End of Year Challenge

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Weekend Writing Prompt #35 – End of Year Challenge

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the word prompt – End of Year Challenge –  Sammi says it is a little different for the final Weekend Writing Prompt of 2017.

Here are the Challenges Sammi has given us today, if you would like to join in please use the link above, this is not my challenge.

Do any or all of the following – it’s up to you!

  • Post a link to your favourite response to a Weekend Writing Prompt so we can all revisit it again.  If you posted your response in the comments copy and paste it below.
  • Answer the following question: Out of the 34 Weekend Writing Prompt posts published, what was your favourite poetry or prose challenge, word prompt or photo prompt?
  • If you are wanting to write something new, go through the list of writing prompts to see if there are any weeks you missed and pick one.  (You can find them all here.)  If you’ve participated every week, choose one at random.  Don’t forget to post your link / your response below.
  • Write a post inspired by the words “End of Year Challenge” and leave a link at the bottom of the image above.
  • Write a poem or story inspired by the photo montage above and post to the link at the bottom of the image above.

Before I write my poem for the End of year challenge – 35, I’m leaving a link for Week 16 – Colours, it was a very successful post.

Now to write a Tanka poem inspired by the photo above.

beautiful colors
winding up end of year prompts
a photo montage
from my house to yours Sammi
wishing you, Happy New Year.

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Chocolate Senryu Troiku Poetry

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Chocolate  Senryu Troiku Poetry

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chocolate loved by most
a treat rich tasty mouth full
a special occasion

a treat rich tasty mouth full
how did the middle get there
men caught in the act

a special occasion
but who’s fingers touch it last
was it yours or mine

Note: For the Troiku you separate the three lines. Every line becomes the first line of the three new haiku. (Line 1 for haiku 1; line 2 for haiku 2; line 3 for haiku 3). It does not follow normal 5/7/5 rules as it cannot!

In this case, it is a Senryu Poem, not Haiku Poetry

What is Senryu poetry

Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku.

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 77 – Dreamer & Magic

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 77 – Dreamer & Magic

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Simple Guidelines.

Using the words “dreamer & magic” and write a tanka poem.

Tanka poetry consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

The first three lines (5/7/5) are the upper phase. This upper stage is where you create an image in your reader’s mind.

The last two lines (7/7) of a Tanka poem are called the lower phase.  The final two lines should express the poet’s ideas about the image that was created in the three lines above.

Not sure of your Syllable count? Check Here

  1. You can use the picture above, your own or no picture at all.
  2. If you would like to write a Haiku poem instead of Tanka poetry, please do.
  3. In fact, the choice is yours, write any style of poetry you wish using that prompt

Copy and paste the link of your finished poem in the comments below. I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on social networks, as I receive them.

My tanka poem  – using the words “ dreamer & magic”.

walking on water
riding on a brown ducks back
believe of magic
are you like me a dreamer
nice to think back to childhood

There is no deadline here, if you would like to write a Tanka Poem from past weeks please do, I will add them to the appropriate week so readers can read them.

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge” Week 76 – Christmas & Joy – 20 December 2017

Deborah – She is the author of A Wise Woman’s Journey Blog, Deborah is a poet and as she say’s a “cat mama”.

Frank J Tassone – Writer, Teacher, Husband and father, he has a Haijin in Action blog

Joelle LeGendre – Two on a Rant, only on her own at the moment.

Reena SaxenaFounder of ReInventions — Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant

Vandana – her website title is Feelings and Freedom, she likes reading, writing, music, and nature it shows on her blogs. Check it out, please.

The Bag Lady – Cheryl is a widow, handicapped, a constant writer on her blog, loves doing most things.

Edwin Ronald Lambert – He is a 20 years old college student, and lives in Aluva, Kerala in India.

Charmedchaos – Musings of Life, interesting poetry, short stories

Weekend Writing Prompt #34 – Christmas

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Weekend Writing Prompt #34 – Christmas

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Christmas

Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge.

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write either a Happy Christmas or a Horror Christmas story in 250 words.

Poetry Challenge – Write a poem using the title or the first line of a Christmas carol.  The length and style of poem is your choice.

Christmas Peace Angel Tanka

an angel came down
lighting up the sky brightly
giving peace to earth
would not that be wonderful
if it could only be true

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – An Angel Came Down (studio version)

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 76 – Christmas & Joy

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 76 – Christmas & Joy

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Simple Guidelines.

Using the words “Christmas & joy” and write a tanka poem.

Tanka poetry consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

The first three lines (5/7/5) are the upper phase. This upper stage is where you create an image in your reader’s mind.

The last two lines (7/7) of a Tanka poem are called the lower phase.  The final two lines should express the poet’s ideas about the image that was created in the three lines above.

Not sure of your Syllable count? Check Here

  1. You can use the picture above, your own or no picture at all.
  2. If you would like to write a Haiku poem instead of Tanka poetry, please do.
  3. In fact, the choice is yours, write any style of poetry you wish using that prompt

Copy and paste the link of your finished poem in the comments below. I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on social networks, as I receive them.

My Tanka Poem using the words “Christmas & Joy”.

the season of joy
Christmas illuminated
brightly in the air
Christmas Eve the happy night
waiting for next day was hard

There is no deadline here, if you would like to write a Tanka Poem from past weeks please do, I will add them to the appropriate week so readers can read them.

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge” Week 75 – Shining & Winter – 13 December 2017

Joelle LeGendre – Two on a Rant, only on her own at the moment.

Lynn – A poem in my pocket lady, I enjoy her poetry.

Deborah – She is the author of A Wise Woman’s Journey Blog, Deborah is a poet and as she say’s a “cat mama”.

The Bag Lady – Cheryl is a widow, handicapped, a constant writer on her blog, loves doing most things.

Reena SaxenaFounder of ReInventions — Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant

Sarah Whiley She writes short stories, poems, and has a weekly challenge for writers, interesting website.

Charmedchaos – Musings of Life, interesting poetry, short stories

 

Weekend Writing Prompt #33 – Time

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Weekend Writing Prompt #33 – Time

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Time

Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge.

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story in 175 words where the central theme is time travel.

Poetry Challenge – Write a poem of no more than 20 lines where the first line:

  • starts with the word “Time”
  • is repeated at least twice

Measuring Time

Time is a progress of existence
In the past, present, onto the future
Time measured by the hour
24 hour day is 86400 seconds
You may stand still but the seconds
Still keeps turning over every day

Time measured by a sundial
Using a gnomon to cast a shadow
On a set of markings
Calibrated to the hour
The position of the shadow
Marks the hour in local time

Whatever way you measure time
Enjoy every single minute of the day
As the sand in a hourglass flows
Measuring the passage of time
It is the same all around the world
We can not escape time ever

Pohutukawa – New Zealand Christmas Tree Pantoum Poetry

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Pohutukawa – New Zealand Christmas Tree Pantoum Poetry

Land of the long white cloud
Pohutukawa tree of beauty
Known as the Christmas tree
Tree of beauty strong and powerful

Pohutukawa tree of beauty
Survival along coastal land
Tree of beauty strong and powerful
Bright red color everywhere

Survival along coastal land
Joy to behold in hot weather
Bright red color everywhere
Spectacular coastal color

Joy to behold in hot weather
Pohutukawa, enjoying this year
Spectacular coastal color
Red as far as vision can see

Pohutukawa, enjoying this year
Known as the Christmas tree
Red as far as vision can see
Land of the long white cloud

The image above was taken on the 27 November 2017, with my iPhone, still learning to take nice photos.

The Pohutukawa trees are beautiful at the moment, “16 December”,  it would be nice for Christmas day if the weather stays fine.

The coming week the weather is for showers, as much as we need rain, I hope we don’t get too much as it will cause the flowers petals to fall, it would be nice to see them on Christmas day in full bloom, most likely the streets will be painted red from the petal fall.

How to write Pantoum Poetry.

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 75 – Shining & Winter

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 75 – Shining & Winter

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Simple Guidelines.

Using the words “shining & winter” and write a tanka poem.

Tanka poetry consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

The first three lines (5/7/5) are the upper phase. This upper stage is where you create an image in your reader’s mind.

The last two lines (7/7) of a Tanka poem are called the lower phase.  The final two lines should express the poet’s ideas about the image that was created in the three lines above.

Not sure of your Syllable count? Check Here

  1. You can use the picture above, your own or no picture at all.
  2. If you would like to write a Haiku poem instead of Tanka poetry, please do.
  3. In fact, the choice is yours, write any style of poetry you wish using that prompt

Copy and paste the link of your finished poem in the comments below. I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on social networks, as I receive them..

My tanka poem  – using the words “shining & winter”.

riding through the night
winter snow queen venture ride
moon shining brightly
childhood dreaming in my class
never listening to teacher

 

There is no deadline here, if you would like to write a Tanka Poem from past weeks please do, I will add them to the appropriate week so readers can read them.

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge” Week 74 – Eyes & Ears. Thank you.

Joelle LeGendre – Two on a Rant, only on her own at the moment.

The Bag Lady – Cheryl is a widow, handicapped, a constant writer on her blog, loves doing most things.

Frank J Tassone – Writer, Teacher, Husband and father, he has a Haijin in Action blog

Reena SaxenaFounder of ReInventions — Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant

Sarah Whiley She writes short stories, poems, and has a weekly challenge for writers, interesting website.

Indira – She knew all along about, love, compassion, compatibility and friendship, but now she has discovered much more, please check her blog she covers many subjects.

Deborah – She is the author of A Wise Woman’s Journey, Deborah is a poet and as she say’s a “cat mama”.

Vandana- her website title is Feelings and Freedom, she likes reading, writing, music, and nature it shows on her blogs. Check it out, please.