#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 104 – Beauty & Monument

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 104 – Beauty & Monument

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

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

Free Verse Poetry – 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?

  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.

Senryu Poem – using the prompt “ beauty & monument”

burial chamber
monument perfect beauty
built by a Frenchman

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 103 – Summer & Breeze – 4 July 2018

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.

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”.

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

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

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

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

#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 103 – Summer & Breeze

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 103 – Summer & Breeze

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

Use the weekly poetry prompt “summer & breeze”  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?

  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.

Tanka Poem – using the prompt “summer & breeze”

A gentle breeze flows
hot summer day in a tree
coolness of nature
those lazy summer days, please
enjoying those tender years

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 102 – Experience & Life – 27 June 2018

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.

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

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.

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

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

M Nakazato LaFreniere – Author of Cactus Haiku has a weekly Tummy Tuesday blog hop, just post anything about food, a restaurant review, a recipe food photography, also helps with the “Ragtag Daily Prompt” every week.

#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 102 – Experience & Life

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 102 – Experience & Life

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

Use the weekly poetry prompt “experience & life”  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?

  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.

Tanka Poem – using the prompt “experience & life”

experience life
and become a whole human
love not criticise
world is calling out for peace
do listen, act, encourage

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 101 -Family & Survive – 20 June 2018

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.

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

Bhavya Dhawai is the author of bhavya1193 a WordPress blog, she loves sketching, music, writing, poetry and so much more, please visit her.

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”.

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

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

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

M Nakazato LaFreniere – Author of Cactus Haiku has a weekly Tummy Tuesday blog hop, just post anything about food, a restaurant review, a recipe food photography, also helps with the “Ragtag Daily Prompt” every week.

Sarah Whiley – Author of Sarah Whiley’s blog, she writes short stories, poems, and has a weekly challenge for writers, interesting website.

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

#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 101 – Family & Survive

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 101 – Family & Survive

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I tried to give this poetry challenge up, but I find I cannot, I have become very depressed, mind you, it is not unreasonable because of the situation I find myself in so it will continue.

Use the weekly poetry prompt “family & survive”  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 Retourne 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.

Tanka Poem – using the prompt “family & survive”

so many offspring
how do you feed this family
happily, not milk
no mother would survive here
unless you were a ducky

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 100 = Celebrations & Century – 12 June 2018

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

Sarah Whiley – Author of Sarah Whiley’s blog, she writes short stories, poems, and has a weekly challenge for writers, interesting website.

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

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

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

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

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

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 Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 100 – Celebrations & Century

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 100 – Celebrations & Century

Happy 100 weeks of writing Tanka Poetry

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I’m posting early this week, I have made a decision that this is the final Tanka Challenge, if you want to do a prompt this week you can but as from now I will not be continuing this, I need to spend time with my husband who is not well, also look after my own health…

I will still write poetry occasionally on this site, but it will be under no pressure of a timeline.

I would like to thank all of you fine poets for participating each week. I appreciate your loyalty.

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 99 – Natural & Charm – 30 May 2018

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.

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

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

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

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

Sarah Whiley – Author of Sarah Whiley’s blog, she writes short stories, poems, and has a weekly challenge for writers, interesting website.

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

Author of Radhikas Reflectionshe is a down to earth person, and love simplicity in all aspects of life. 

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

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

#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 99 – Natural & Charm

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 99 – Natural & Charm

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

Use the weekly poetry prompt “natural & charm”  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.

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 Retourne 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.

Tanka Poem – using the prompt “Natural & Charm”

Japanese lady
charm that shows in the bright face
skin of real beauty
wishing for those younger years
when natural was a pleasure

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 98 – Happiness & Nature – 23 May 2018

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

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.

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.

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

Bhavya DhawalAuthor of bhavya1193 wordpress.com, she say’s all her loved ones call her Annie, I will call her “Annie” as I have no idea how to say her name. She enjoys many things in life please take a look at her blog.

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

M. Naazato Lakazato – Author of Cactus Haiku, Daily Haiku or Senryu for fun.

Sarah Whiley – Author of Sarah Whiley’s blog, she writes short stories, poems, and has a weekly challenge for writers, interesting website.

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

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

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

#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 98 – Happiness & Nature

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 98 – Happiness & Nature

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

Use the weekly poetry prompt “happiness & nature”  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

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 Retourne 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.

Tanka Poem – using the prompt “happiness & nature”

although everyone
gets through life without much stress
many have problems
think of happiness and love
daily walks, enjoy nature

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 97 – Bouquet & Greenery – 16 May 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

M. Naazato Lakazato – Author of Cactus Haiku, Daily Haiku or Senryu for fun

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.

Angela Uwphers Rueger – Author of The Abundant Heart Blog. She has some great bible study post on her site, Likes writing poetry. This week she wrote five Sidlak poems relating to Christianity, they are amazing, please check it out.

This lady, sorry I couldn’t find your name is the author of Savvy Streaks she likes writing poetry and enjoys nature

Wanda M. Williams – Author of Cookies and Moo, a wonderful lady, that enjoys life through new eyes, after the death of her husband nearly two years ago.

Amaka Paul – Author of Soma Writes has a great quote, You must do the things you think you cannot do”-Eleanor Roosevelt. Well said and so true of many writers, she writes about most things, poetry is one of them.

Vandana Bhasin – Author of  Feelings 161 say’s “My Feelings My Freedom”, she likes reading, writing, music, and nature, it shows on her blog.

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

Thank you I appreciate all of you for responding to the Weekly Poetry Challenge.

#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 97 – Bouquet & Greenery

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 97 – Bouquet & Greenery

Photo Credit

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

Use the weekly poetry prompt “bouquet & greenery”  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

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 Retourne 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.

Haiku/Senryu poem – prompt “bouquet & greenery”

beauty of roses
bouquet of sparkling color
ribbons, greenery

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 96 – Work & Horse – 9 May 2018

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

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

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

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

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.

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”.

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

Sarah Whiley – Author of Sarah Whiley’s blog, she writes short stories, poems, and has a weekly challenge for writers, interesting website.

Amaka Paul – Author of Soma writes, she has a great quote, You must do the things you think you cannot do”-Eleanor Roosevelt. Well said and so true of many writers, she writes about most things, poetry is one of 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.

#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 96 – Work & Horse

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 96 – Work & Horse

Photo Credit

#weeklytankachallenge -96

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

Use the weekly poetry prompt “work & horse”  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

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 Retourne 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.

My Poem a Tanka poem – using the prompt “work & horse”

work, never finished
even when you think you’re done
like a working horse
you know when tomorrow comes
it will need doing again

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 95 – Landscape & Homes – 2 May 2018

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

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

Helene Vaillant – A lady in her seventies writing ”Willow Poetry” a survivor of cancer, doing the most with her life.

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.

HecblobberAuthor 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.

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

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

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.

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.

Amaka Paul – Author of Soma writes, she has a great quote, You must do the things you think you cannot do”-Eleanor Roosevelt. Well said and so true of many writers, she writes about most things, poetry is one of them.

#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 95 – Landscape & Homes

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 95 – Landscape & Homes

Photo Credit  – 1825 oil on canvas painting

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

Use the weekly poetry prompt “landscape & homes”  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

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 Retourne 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.

My Poem a Tanka poem – using the prompt “landscape & homes”

landscape and buildings
erecting homes in hollows
cut timber with axe
a hard working ancestor
matter of survival then

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 94 – Moon & Romance – 25th April 2018

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

Neel Anil Panicker – Author of Neel Writes Blog, writes about many subjects, he also enjoys writing poetry.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Amaka Paul – Author of Soma writes she has a great quote, You must do the things you think you cannot do”-Eleanor Roosevelt. Well said and so true of many writers, she writes about most things, poetry is one of them.

Sammi Scribbles – Sammi Cox lives in the UK and loves writing, she has a new weekend writing prompt.

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