#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 82 – Treasure & Surprise

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 82 –  Treasure & Surprise

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The “Weekly Tanka Challenge Prompt” is now also a Poetry Prompt Challenge (any form).

Use the weekly poetry prompt “treasure & surprise”  to write a poem – Any form, your choice.

I have been trying a few new ones, you may like to try one yourself.

Sidlak Poetry is a structured poetry consisting of five lines with 3-5-7-9 syllables and a color. The last line must be a color that describes the whole poem or the feeling of the writer.

Triolet  Poetry is a poem of fixed rhythmical form, with repeated lines. It is made up of eight lines with a set rhyming scheme.

The Structure of a Triolet Poem

A Triolet consists of 8 lines.
The rhyming scheme is:
AB, aA, abAB

Line 1, 4 and 7 are the same line repeated
So are lines 2 and 8.

Haiku/Senryu Poetry

Here is an in-depth description of Haiku/Senryu Poem (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. 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.

Shadorma Poetry is a Spanish poetic form.

A poem of six lines 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllables no set rhyme scheme.

It can have many stanzas, as long as each follows the meter. 

Bussokusekika Poetry – a pattern of 5-7-5-7-7-7

A tanka with an extra phrase of seven added on at the end.

Retourne Poetry

Retourne is a French form of poetry.  Retourne is in tetrameter,  sixteen lines, eight syllables per line, does not require a specific rhyme scheme.

Stanza 2 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 line 2 

Stanza 3 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 line 3 

Stanza 4 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 Line 4

Tanka Poetryconsists 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 photo above, your own or no photo at all.
  2. The choice is yours, write any style of poetry you wish with the prompt

Copy and paste the link to 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 prompt “treasure & surprise”.

nature and beauty
overflowing greenery
treasure found within
surprise, it’s like easter time
bunny or egg to be found

Bloggers that wrote for the “Weekly  Poetry Challenge” Week 81 – Transport & Exercise – 24 January 2018

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

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

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

Tucked into a Corner – Sarah is hooked on writing, now she cannot do without it, she says she is just a girl in love with words.

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

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

Radhika is the author of Radhika Reflections, she writes about life as she see’s it, many interesting poetry forms, please have a look, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

Reena Saxena Founder of ReInventions — Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant. Reena wrote the second post using formats which were new to her, great results. Please check it out.

Charmedchaos – Linda writes about Musings of Life, Love, and Linguini, she has interesting poetry, short stories.

Frank J Tassone Haikai Challenge #17 Raven – Haibun

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Frank J Tassone Haikai Challenge #17 Raven – Haibun

Frank say’s write the haiku poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun, renga/renku, haiga, etc.) in which you name or reference Raven.

The Common Raven is a Northern Hemisphere bird.

There are many species and can live some twenty odd years in the wild.

The New Zealand Raven has been extinct since the 16th century, so I have not had the pleasure of ever seeing one.

known to be pests
are very intelligent
mimic many sounds

I haven’t been writing for a few days, the weather in New Zealand has been very hot and exhausting to an old body. Cheers happy days.

#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 81 – Transport & Exercise

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 81 – Transport & Exercise

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The “Weekly Tanka Challenge Prompt” is now also a Poetry Prompt Challenge (any form).

Use the weekly poetry prompt “transport & exercise”  to write a poem – Any form, your choice.

I have been trying a few new ones, you may like to try one yourself.

Sidlak Poetry is a structured poetry consisting of five lines with 3-5-7-9 syllables and a color. The last line must be a color that describes the whole poem or the feeling of the writer.

Triolet  Poetry is a poem of fixed rhythmical form, with repeated lines. It is made up of eight lines with a set rhyming scheme.

The Structure of a Triolet Poem

A Triolet consists of 8 lines.
The rhyming scheme is:
AB, aA, abAB

Line 1, 4 and 7 are the same line repeated
So are lines 2 and 8.

Haiku/Senryu Poetry

Here is an in-depth description of Haiku/Senryu Poem (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. 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.

Shadorma Poetry is a Spanish poetic form.

A poem of six lines 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllables no set rhyme scheme.

It can have many stanzas, as long as each follows the meter. 

Bussokusekika Poetry – a pattern of 5-7-5-7-7-7

A tanka with an extra phrase of seven added on at the end.

Retourne Poetry

Retourne is a French form of poetry.  Retourne is in tetrameter,  sixteen lines, eight syllables per line, does not require a specific rhyme scheme.

Stanza 1 line 1 

Stanza 1 line 2 

Stanza 1 line 3 

Stanza 1 line 4

Stanza 2 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 line 2 

Stanza 2 line 2 

Stanza 2 line 3 

Stanza 2 line 4

Stanza 3 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 line 3 

Stanza 3 line 2 

Stanza 3 line 3 

Stanza 3 line 4

Stanza 4 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 line 4 

Stanza 4 line 2 

Stanza 4 line 3 

Stanza 4 line 4

Tanka Poetryconsists 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 photo above, your own or no photo at all.
  2. The choice is yours, write any style of poetry you wish with the 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 prompt “Transport & Exercise”.

driving so icy
transport problems, too much snow
life must go on though
the shovel comes out again
exercise, keeping me warm

Bloggers that wrote for the “Weekly  Poetry Challenge” Week 80 – Nature & Peace – 17 January 2018

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

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

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

Tucked into a Corner – Sarah is hooked on writing, now she cannot do without it, she says she is just a girl in love with words.

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

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 Author of Bilocalalia loves to dream, she dreams of living in two places and in her mind she does, please take a look at her blog

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

Charmedchaos – Linda writes about Musings of Life, Love, and Linguini, she has interesting poetry, short stories.

My Feelings, My Freedom, owner Vandana Bhasin, likes reading, writing, music, and nature it shows on her blogs. Check it out, please.

Haiku Horizons – Week 204 – Forge

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Haiku Horizons – Week 204 – Forge

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Write a haiku poem based on the prompt “forge” and link your post to Haiku Horizons

power to forge ahead
can have age limitations
when weight is involved

The above poem is Senryu Poetry, not a Haiku poem.

Description of Haiku – Senryu (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. 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

Frank Tassone Haikai Challenge #17 Hawk – Haibun

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Frank Tassone Haikai Challenge #17 Hawk – Haibun

Photo CreditSwamp Harrier in New Zealand.

Frank say’s write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun, renga/renku, haiga, etc.) in which you name or reference Hawk.

Hawk Haibun

Sad to say we don’t see many New Zealand Hawks. Living on the farm in Okoki you would see them occasionally circling around the ranges looking for food, then along would come a half-a-dozen Magpies attacking them, the hawk would try to fly away, many times the magpies would bring them down.

walking around bush
there on the ground a dead hawk
magpies won again

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Photo Credit –  An immature Brown Goshawk in flight chased by a Magpie.

Retourne Poem – Writers Dream

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Retourne Poem – Writers Dream

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Writers live breathe dream about words
Words color the world, rich texture
Fills in lonely nights with ideas
Those that dream words never let go

Words color the world, rich texture
Images with precious ideas
Fills the mind with a new story
Keeps fingers tapping the keyboard

Fills in lonely nights with ideas
Written in the mind forever
Or jotted down in a wild dream
Never to escape a nights sleep

Those that dream words never let go
Now to go forward with those dreams
Create your story beauty reins
With all those words you dreamed about

What is a Retourne Poem?

Retourne is a French form of poetry. Retourne is in tetrameter, only sixteen lines, eight syllables per line, does not require a specific rhyme scheme.

Stanza 1 line 1
Stanza 1 line 2
Stanza 1 line 3
Stanza 1 line 4

Stanza 2 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 line 2
Stanza 2 line 2
Stanza 2 line 3
Stanza 2 line 4

Stanza 3 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 line 3
Stanza 3 line 2
Stanza 3 line 3
Stanza 3 line 4

Stanza 4 line 1 repeats Stanza 1 line 4
Stanza 4 line 2
Stanza 4 line 3
Stanza 4 line 4

Shadorma Poetry – Why Aim to Divide us?

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Shadorma Poetry – Why Aim to Divide us?

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Things have changed
so much bitterness
people stressed
love has gone
afraid what will happen next
we will never hate.

Divide us
absolutely no
have a voice
stand strong plea
let focus on the future
karma balance, please.

The Shadorma is a Spanish poetic form

 Shadorma a poem of 6 lines of 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllables.

no set rhyme scheme.

It can have many stanzas, as long as each follows the meter. 

Written for Haiku Horizons -Week 203 – Aim

Frank Tassone Haikai Challenge #16 Freedom – Haibun

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Frank Tassone Haika Challenge #16 Freedom – Haibun

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Frank say’s write the haika poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun, renga/renku, haiga, etc.) in which you name or reference freedom

Beauty of Freedom

I have been fighting for freedom all my life. I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I have discovered who I am and I’m free.

because of my pain
I now feel the happiness
beauty of freedom

Also written for  #ForgivingFridays

#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 80 – Nature & Peace

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 80 –  Nature & Peace

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I have been giving a tanka weekly prompt for 79 weeks, this week, Week 80 and I’m opening it up to the Weekly Poetry Prompt Challenge.

I’m leaving the Title still as “Weekly Tanka Prompt”, but it is now open to all Poetry Forms

Use the weekly poetry prompt “nature & peace”  to write a poem – Any form, your choice.

I have been trying a few new ones, you may like to try one yourself.

Sidlak Poetry is a structured poetry consisting of five lines with 3-5-7-9 syllables and a color. The fifth line must be a color, it doesn’t matter how many syllables as long as it’s only a color “Bright red” two syllables, it describes the whole poem or the feeling of the writer.

Triolet  Poetry – is a poem of fixed rhythmical form, with repeated lines. It is made up of eight lines with a set rhyming scheme.

Triolet Poetry

A Triolet consists of 8 lines.
The rhyming scheme is:
AB, aA, abAB

Line 1, 4 and 7 are the same line repeated
So are lines 2 and 8.

Haiku/Senryu Poetry

Here is an in-depth description of Haiku/Senryu Poem (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. 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.

Shadorma Poetry is a Spanish poetic form.

A poem of six lines 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllables no set rhyme scheme.

It can have many stanzas, as long as each follows the meter. 

Tanka Poetryconsists 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.

Bussokusekika Poetry – a pattern of 5-7-5-7-7-7

It is a tanka poem with an extra phrase of seven added on at the end.

Not sure of your Syllable count? Check Here

  1. You can use the photo above, your own or no photo at all.
  2. The choice is yours, write any style of poetry you wish with the 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.

I’m writing a Bussokusekika poem, using the prompt “Nature & peace”

Sound of birds singing
echoed deep in the valley
breeze whistling through trees
the cry of a newborn kid
nanny goat answers high pitch
nature provides peace within.

Bloggers that entered “Weekly  Poetry Challenge” Week 79 – Light & Dark – 10 January 2018

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

Daniel Julian is the owner of ReBlog Mixtape a WordPress website he is an author. Thanks for the reblog.

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

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

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

Tucked into a Corner – Sarah is hooked on writing, now she cannot do without it, she says she is just a girl in love with words.

Author of Rhyme in Time blog likes having fun with words, the poetry will bring a smile to your face, have a look, I bet you will smile.

Author of Bilocalalia loves to dream, she dreams of living in two places and in her mind she does, please take a look at her blog

Author of Neel Writes Blog is Neel Anil Panicker, he say’s “I write to figure out what is left” interesting statement, he writes short stories, poem plus much more.

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

Charmedchaos – Linda writes about Musings of Life, Love, and Linguini, she has interesting poetry, short stories. This week Linda wrote a Shadorma.

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

ScatterPlotting is a Blogspot Blog, thank you, Dan Julian.