10-line Poem Challenge #24: Ravenfly – Morning Emotions

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10-line Poem Challenge #24: Ravenfly – Morning Emotions

#10LPC – If you would like to take part in this challenge please use the above link

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Morning Emotions

Morning arrived so much to do
Sky is cloudy rain coming
Body is so tired feeling blue
Minnie sets my mind humming

Barking gently reminding me
Walk on the beach this evening
With fresh air and sunset at sea
Helps the body with healing

Why worry about rain in the ocean
Animals can bring out new emotions

Ravenfly is:

• A decastich (10-line poem) written in 3 stanzas: 2 quatrains and 1 couplet.
• Syllabic count: 8-7-8-7, 8-7-8-7, 10-10
• Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd ee
• Meter is optional

NaPoWriMo2018 April Poetry Writing Event

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#NaPoWriMo2018  April Poetry Writing Event

Everyday Suzanne Olivante, during April, will be posting a photo writing prompt at 17:00 BST, for the NaPoWriMo event.

If you would like to join in on the Poetry Writing Event Please use this link and fill in the Contact Form, you will then received the prompts, it starts Sunday, April 1st.

I will be doing it, also the A to Z Challenge2018, busy month writing, looking forward to reading your NaPoWriMo2018 Poetry.

#dVerse – MTB – Tanaga

#dVerse – MTB – Tanaga Poetry

Frank Hosts dVerse with a form called Tanaga.

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Family of ducks just landing
Spring, darling little ducklings
Mother duck, checking counting
Would she know, one was missing

The tanaga form is part of an oral tradition going back to the early 16th century.  It comes in stanzas of four lines with seven syllables per line. It often rhymes, even rhyming each line of a stanza on the same rhyme sound, but it can have variable rhyme patterns. It can also have more than one stanza.

#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 90 – Temptations & Relapse

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 90 – Temptations & Relapse

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

Use the weekly poetry prompt “temptations & relapse”  to write a poem – any form, your choice, also please feel free to substitute these prompt words with a “synonym”.

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.

Etheree Poetry – Syllabic Pattern: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10, Rhyme: None

Reverse Etheree Poetry The only difference is that the syllabic count is reversed: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Triolet  Poetry – consists of 8 lines. 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 poem 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

Tetractys Poetry   5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20), it can be written with more than one verse but must follow suit with an inverted syllable count.

Double Tetractys

A decastich (10-line stanza) with an emphasis on the syllabic count of each line. Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-10-10-4-3-2-1

  • It should express a complete thought and may be on any theme and express any mood. Rhyme is optional.

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?

  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 “temptations & relapse”

luscious temptations
holidays, diet relapse
stomach takes over
easter comes but once a year
leave room for that hot cross bun

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 89 – Breeze & Arrived – 21 March 2018

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

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.

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.

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

Hecblobber blog title “Playing with words”, he loves writing poetry, a blog of poetry, please check it out.

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

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

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

Sharing Hot Cross Buns all around the world.

Happy Easter my Friends. Enjoy!

Hot Cross Buns

Weekend Writing Prompt #47 – Vibrant Double Tetractys

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Weekend Writing Prompt #47 – Vibrant Double Tetractys

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Vibrant

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

Challenge:

Prose Challenge – Your character finds themselves in a world where everything is bright and vibrantly colored – or perhaps the opposite, where the world is in monochrome.  You choose.  In 150 words tell us where they are, how they got there and what they are going to do next.

Poetry Challenge – Write a non-rhyming poem in no more than 10 lines, that is inspired by the word and photo prompt.

Garden Beauty

Rich
Vibrant
Sparkling bright
Colors galore
Helps to bring a bright happy smile each day
Which warms the heart, fills the body with love
Nature provides
Sun shining
Moist ground
Growth

 Double Tetractys is

  • A decastich (10-line stanza) with an emphasis on the syllabic count of each line.
  • Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-10-10-4-3-2-1
  • It should express a complete thought and may be on any theme and express any mood.
  • Rhyme is optional.

10 Line Poem Challenge #23. – Cinq Trois DécaLa Rhyme

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10 Line Poem Challenge #23. – Cinq Trois DécaLa Rhyme

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#10LPC – If you would like to take part in this challenge please use the above link

Early Summer in New Zealand 2018

Summer two thousand and eighteen was very early this year
November and December two thousand and seventeen seared
Babies were very hot, no longer asleep, they were in tears
Evening meals were late, too hot to cook, men sat drinking their beer
Water restrictions early, odd/even hand-held hose only
All the humans that survived the heat should have won a trophy
Tar melted on the road, the bubbles popped as we drove slowly
February cyclone Gita arrived, power lines upreared
Falling tree broke water pipes, no water it all disappeared
March two thousand and eighteen then the rains came, autumn cosy.

What is  Cinq Trois Décala Rhyme? – It is 15 syllables on each line (5×3). Also, there are 3 rhyming sounds throughout the poem. The stanza consists of 10 lines, and it rhymes

To summarize, the Cinq Trois DecaLa Rhyme

• A decastich (10-line poem) written in only one stanza.
• It has 15 syllables per line.
• Rhyme scheme: aabbcccabc
• Meter is optional

#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 89 – Breeze & Arrived

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 89 – Breeze & Arrived

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

Use the weekly poetry prompt “breeze & arrived  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.

Etheree Poetry – Syllabic Pattern: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10, Rhyme: None

Reverse Etheree Poetry The only difference is that the syllabic count is reversed: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Triolet  Poetry – consists of 8 lines. 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 poem 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?

  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 “breeze & arrived”

magnolia blooms
swaying gently in the breeze
sign, spring has arrived
cold spring, salt spray from the sea
autumn here, tree still struggling

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 88 – Balance & Grace – 14 March 2018

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

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

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

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.

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

My Feelings My Freedom, owner Vandana Bhasin, 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.

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

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

#dVerse Haibun Monday: Why do I write Poetry?

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#dVerse Haibun Monday:  Why do I write Poetry?

#dVerse – Poetry

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Guest host Toni (Kanzen Sakura)  at dVersepoets asked us to write a halibut about what/who inspired us to write poetry.

She say’s keep ii Simple so here it is.

 Why/who inspired you to write poetry?

I Did a WordPress Poetry Course – in June 2016. I was 75 years old then.

What is your style?  Tanka Poetry, I have a Weekly Tanka Challenge, all though now I cover all forms of poetry. 

 Why do you write poetry? I just love doing it, please check out my blog, I have written many forms of poetry.

nature and vision
worldwide offers untold joy
look and write poetry

Weekend Writing Prompt #46 – Patience

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Weekend Writing Prompt #46 – Patience

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Patience

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

Challenge:

Prose Challenge – Write a fable on the theme of patience.

Poetry Challenge – Write a haiku inspired by the word prompt.

crawling so slowly
thrush watching from above
patience rewarded

I love listening to thrushes singing at the break of dawn.

Have you ever seen a thrush remove a snail from its shell on concrete?

They actually pick it up and keep banging it until they can remove it from the shell, amazing sight.

10 Line Poem Challenge #22 – Mirror Oddquain – In Harmony

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10 Line Poem Challenge #22 – Mirror Oddquain – In Harmony

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#10LPC – If you would like to take part in this challenge please use the above link

In Harmony

Hands
little hand
large hand together
equals two in harmony
love
joy
feelings from a racing heart
keeps old feeling young
brings a bright
smile

Mirror Oddquain is

• A decastich (10-line poem) written in two stanzas.
• Syllabic count: 1-3-5-7-1, 1-7-5-3-1
• It should express a complete thought and may be on any theme and express any mood.
• Rhyme is optional