The “Weekly Tanka Challenge Prompt” is now also a Poetry Challenge (any form).
Use the weekly poetry prompt “peace & happiness” to write a poem – any form, your choice, also please feel free to substitute these prompt words with a “synonym”.
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.
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?
- 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.
Tanka Poem – using the prompt “peace & happiness”
five veggie’s a day
healthy dinner on one plate
peace and happiness
thanks to my vegetable patch
smoothies also a great breakfast
Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 104 – Beauty & Monument – 11 July 2018
Joelle LeGendre – Author of Ranting Along blog, loves writing and her animals, a blog with humor that you just have to smile.
Hecblobber – Author of “Playing with words”, he loves writing poetry, a blog of poetry, please check it out.
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”.
Deepa – Author of Syncwithdeep. She is a working homemaker with a teenage son. Please visit her site, she has many interesting posts.
The Bag Lady – Cheryl is a widow, handicapped, a constant writer on her blog, loves doing most things.
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.
Sarah Whiley – Author of Sarah Whiley’s blog, she writes short stories, poems, and has a weekly challenge for writers, interesting website.
Linda Lee Lyberg – Author of Charmed Chaos writes about Musings of Life, Love, and Linguini, she has interesting poetry, short stories.