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.
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 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 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
- You can use the photo above, your own or no photo at all.
- 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
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.