In Other Words, – Surfers Paradise, Waiting for the Next Wave

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In Other Words, – Surfers Paradise, Waiting for the Next Wave

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Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less using the word “wave”.

Written for, In Other Words, Wave

surfboard inspiring
waiting for approaching wave
surfers paradise
stressful week, catch the next wave
be happy, give it a try

What is Tanka Poetry?  It 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.

This tanka poem, I used two meanings for wave

1. The ocean surfing wave

2. Give someone a hand wave and reap the results.

Which is not the usual way of writing a tanka poem as I have explained above.

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 111 – Climate & Energy

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 111 – Climate & Energy

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

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

My Tanka

with climate changes
renewable energy
is light-bulbs future
time to reconsider thoughts
green energy observer

Free Verse – No limitations

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

Double Etheree – Two Etheree stanzas, where the second one is reversed.Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1Rhyme not required

Triolet  Poetry – consists of 8 lines. Line 1, 4 and 7 are the same line repeated.  So are lines 2 and 8. No syllable count, although the preferred one for repeating forms is the standard eight syllables. Rhyme ABaAabAB, capital letters representing repeated lines

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 Tanka poem with an extra phrase of seven added on at the end.

Retourne Poetry is a French form of poetry. It 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   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 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?

  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.

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 110 – Water & Thirst – 22nd August 2018

Joelle LeGendre – Author of Ranting Along blog, loves writing and her animals, a blog with humor that you just have to smile.

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

Erhynireh – Author of Erhynireh.Wordpress.com, say’s she is a sentimental fool, I say – Not true, she is a very caring lady I have known for some years on WordPress platform, I fully recommend her as a great writer.

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.

Deborah – 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

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

Lynn – Author of A Poem in my Pocket, she enjoys writing especially poetry.

Deepa Author of Syncwithdeep. She is a working homemaker with a teenage son. Please visit her site, she has many interesting posts.

Jason A, Muckley is the Author of Poems for a Warrior, he say’s in his title ”A Collection of Poems from the Battle”. Please spare a few minutes to read his post, I recommend them.

Linda Lee Lyberg – Author of Charmed Chaos writes about Musings of Life, Love, and Linguini, she has interesting poetry, short stories.

Liz is the author of Bronx Beyond Borders – Interesting writer enjoys poetry and short stories.

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

Villanelle Poetry – Country Drive

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Villanelle Poetry – Country Drive

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Country Drive

While enjoying a drive in the country air
a very fast car past us and went ahead
his passion for fast cars gave us a scare

while taking the corner too fast, I swear
he braked, car rolled, ended up brain dead
while enjoying a drive in the country air

His car was built for comfort, beware
he needed to learn how to drive, I said
his passion for fast cars gave us a scare

fast driving is not important, take care
all his dreams ended on his death-bed
while enjoying a drive in the country air

that is all there is to say, except a prayer
so many tears for all his loved one to shed
his passion for fast cars give us a scare

now our memories of that drive in fresh air
always a memory living forever in our head
while enjoying a drive in the country air
his passion for fast cars gave us a scare

What is Villanelle Poetry:

The highly structured villanelle is a nineteen-line poem with two repeating rhymes and two refrains. The form is made up of five tercets followed by a quatrain.

The rhyme scheme is AbA’ abA’ abA’ abA’ abA’ abAA’, so there are only two rhymes that end all the lines.

In addition, the first line and third line, the refrains, are repeated four times each –

the first line appears at the end of stanzas 2 and 4 and as the second-to-last line in stanza 6.

The poem’s third line appears again at the end of stanzas 3, 5, and 6.

Abhanga Poetry Form – Reflections of life

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Abhanga Poetry Form – Reflections of life

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Reflections Of Life

Time to find who I am
Experiencing my faults
Roaring voices assaults
Bringing me down

Accepting my troubles
Opened another door
Showing me a mentor
The inner light

Healing forgiveness
Blessings and gratitude
Changes my attitude
Helps to make peace

Self-transformation starts
Time to pause and reflect
There weren’t any defects
Only pity.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

The abhanga is a Marathi form, Marathi being one of the major languages of India. It is the official language of Maharashtra, and is also spoken in several neighboring states in the west of the country, including Goa and Karnataka. 

The Abhanga is:

  • stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains (4 line stanzas).
  • syllabic, 6/6/6/4 syllables each
  • rhymed L2 and L3 rhyme. Often internal rhyme is employed.
  • End rhyme scheme x a a x , x being unrhymed.

Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter H – Hare

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Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter H – Hare

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#Alphabet Haiku Challenge or AHC

If you would like to take part in this challenge please use the above link

hare harmlessly hops
hawk hovering, hastens home
hesitates, horror

  • Every word in the haiku must begin with the same letter.
  • When written in English, it generally follows the syllabic pattern 5-7-5
  • 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.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge – Wife or Caregiver

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Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge – Wife or Caregiver

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Source:  Tuesday Writing Prompt — Go Dog Go Café

Prompt:  Use this phrase:  Lately, I’ve been feeling

Word count:   100 words

Wife or Caregiver

Times are changing for me. Lately, I’ve been feeling used, with all the negative results and thought’s that I’m experiencing daily, I’m beginning to think that it will be me needing a caregiver soon, life in old age should enrich your golden years, but instead it is depleting me, breaking my soul causing me to become depressed, at times it is hard to control my tears.

What would you do for meals if your husband becomes a fussy eater?

“Embracing a healing presence requires you to just be in the moment together.” 

― Nancy L. Kriseman,

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 110 – Water & Thirst

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 110 – Water & Thirst

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

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

My Tanka

nourishment of life
thirst will power everyone
water is traverse
a symbol for emotions
cherish, but beware of it

Free Verse – No limitations

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

Double Etheree – Two Etheree stanzas, where the second one is reversed.Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1Rhyme not required

Triolet  Poetry – consists of 8 lines. Line 1, 4 and 7 are the same line repeated.  So are lines 2 and 8. No syllable count, although the preferred one for repeating forms is the standard eight syllables. Rhyme ABaAabAB, capital letters representing repeated lines

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 Tanka poem with an extra phrase of seven added on at the end.

Retourne Poetry is a French form of poetry. It 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   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 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?

  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.

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 109 –  Mystery & Pondering – 15th August 2018

Joelle LeGendre – Author of Ranting Along blog, loves writing and her animals, a blog with humor that you just have to smile.

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

Erhynireh – Author of Erhynireh.Wordpress.com, say’s she is a sentimental fool, I say – Not true, she is a very caring lady I have known for some years on WordPress platform, I fully recommend her as a great writer.

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

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

Author of Poems of a Preacher

Deepa Author of Syncwithdeep. She is a working homemaker with a teenage son. Please visit her site, she has many interesting posts.

Linda Lee Lyberg – Author of Charmed Chaos writes about Musings of Life, Love, and Linguini, she has interesting poetry, short stories.

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

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

Weekly Writing Prompt – #155 – Shadorma Poetry – Team Building

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Weekly Writing Prompt – #155 – Shadorma Poetry – Team Building

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#fivewords – Trick, Heed, Goal, Face, Staff

Can substitute any of the words with a synonym.

If you would like to take part in this challenge please use the above link

Team Building

Tha trick is
start planning right now,
a new goal
for your staff
talk face to face, please take heed.
it works in the end.

Shadorma (3 – 5 – 3 – 3 – 7 – 5)

6 lines – no rhymes – multiple stanzas [your choice] – just follow the meter

New Poetry – Spiral Quatrain – Mosaic of Colors

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New Poetry – Spiral Quatrain – Mosaic of Colors

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Mosaic of Color

Colors of the earth,
start of day, sunrise gold,
brightly like a marigold.
Sunset, spiritual rebirth

While white, symbol of purity,
guarantees security.
Colorless skein of life
to purple loosestrife.

Many glow then fade,
but we still treasure them.
Brightness of a grand parade,
to the darkness of damson plum.

Some colors have strange behavior,
movements in a gentle breeze,
some hues are left behind,
brings misbehavior.

Purple loosestrife is a marsh herb with a long spike of purple flowers

What is a Spiral Quatrain Poem?

This form was created by © Amanda J. Norton, aka  – Dark Butterfly
on July 13, 2012

Stanzaic, 4 quatrains
Rhyme Scheme: abba        ccdd        efef        abba
syllabic               5/6/7/8   8/7/6/5   5/6/7/8   8/7/6/5

Four Quatrains, no specific meter requirement.

Must be Centred.

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter G – Giraffe

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Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter G – Giraffe

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#Alphabet Haiku Challenge or AHC

If you would like to take part in this challenge please use the above link

Two Haiku’s for G this week.

galloping giraffe
gleefully glimpses green gorge
grazes greedily

glamorous giraffe
gracefully glows gingerly
genuine gusto

  • Every word in the haiku must begin with the same letter.
  • When written in English, it generally follows the syllabic pattern 5-7-5
  • 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.