Alphabet Haiku: – Letter B – Budgerigars

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Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter B – Budgerigars

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#Alphabet Haiku Challenge or AHC

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

bright budgerigars
babbling birds bickering back
breeding bald babies

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  • 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.

10-line Poem Challenge #8: Decuain – Barbecue Weather

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10-line Poem Challenge #8: Decuain  – Barbecue Weather

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Summer Barbecue Festival

Long hot summer, that’s barbecue weather
Cooking, eating, food outdoors, sure smells good
Hotdogs, hamburgers go well together
Red hot charcoal embers glow, there’s no wood
food smells drifting around the neighborhood
The smell of smoke lingering in the air
Family overfed is a likelihood
Now the evening is over, I declare
As I made my way to the brown deck chair
Tiredness taking over, eyes closed, unfair.

The Decuain (pronounced “deck-WAN”) was created by Shelley A. Cephas.

It is a decastich written in one single stanza on any subject.

  • This form feels a little more traditional than some of the others we have studied because all the lines are written in iambic pentameter.
  • There are only three rhyming sounds in the decuain, but you have three set choices for rhyme scheme.
  • The rhyme scheme of the first 8 lines is always ababbcbc.
  • The rhyme for lines 9-10 may be: aa, bb, or cc.
  • My Rhyme scheme: ababbcbccc

10-line Poem Challenge #7: Decathlon – Cape Gooseberry

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10-line Poem Challenge #7: Decathlon – Cape Gooseberry

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Unusual Berrys

Cape gooseberries, Goldenberries
have been around since the Stone Age
Amour en cage
That’s French meaning “Love in a Cage”
grows in prairies
good dietary fiber content
exotic garnish supplement
use with no rage
lives in a calyx, until it is ripe
Sweet taste, golden color when removed wipe.

The Decathlon was created by Anne Pendleton as a teaching tool or writing exercise. The name comes from the Greek, meaning “contest of ten.”

 Decathlon is a:

  • Decastich is written in one single stanza on any subject.
  • Rhythm: iambic (soft-strong – ̆ ʹ – i.e. per-FORM)
  • Meter: lines 1,2,4,6,7 tetrameter; lines 3,5,8 dimeter; lines 9,10 pentameter (heroic couplet)
  • Rhyme scheme: axbxaccbdd

#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.

10-line Poem Challenge #6 Ercil – Early Century Art

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#10-line Poem Challenge #6 Ercil – Early Century Art

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Early Century Art

Painting
boat building
that’s good graining
mounted fulfilling
sincere
cutting edge
first class frontier
stranded on the edge
exploring
not boring.

The Ercil was created by James Gray in honor of Arkansas poet Ercil Brown. It appears to be an exercise in a meter. I had some trouble trying to work out and understand writing in meter, I would rather write poetry in Syllables, so hope this poem worked, anyone understanding the Ercil form of poetry, please feel free to correct me.

Ercil is a:

  • Decastich is written in one single stanza on any subject.
  • Rhythm: iambic
  • Meter: lines 1,5 dimeter; lines 2,6,9,10 trimeter; lines 3,7 tetrameter; lines 4,8 pentameter
  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdee

The meter is not so tricky if you think of it this way:
In order, the lines each have 2-3-4-5-2-3-4-5-3-3 metric feet.

10-line Poem Challenge #5: Gardenia – Disguising a Muffin

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10-line Poem Challenge #5: Gardenia – Disguising a Muffin

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Disguising a Muffin

A cake I cooked today
Was tough upon the tray
I think I will call it
A muffin, then I will quit
Now cooking, not for me
too busy, like a bee
Tried putting fresh berries
on the top with cherries
Added sweetening with ease
maybe I should just freeze

Gardenia is a:

  • Decastich made of 5 couplets.
  • Focuses on the amphibrach, a stress pattern of soft-strong-soft [i.e. to-MA-to]
  • Meter: amphibraic dimeter. But although each line has only two feet, it has six syllables, since the amphibrach is made of three syllables.
  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddee

Thank You – to all my 2000, followers.

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Thank You – to all my 2000, followers.

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Today I’m celebrating with Soap Bubbles
Hopefully, there are 2000 Bubbles
One for every one of my followers
To catch as they float all around the world.

I’m very grateful, today my blog turn over
three naughts at the end of number two
You have all made me a very happy soul
Blessings to you all, you have made my day

Quote: I sometimes forget to say thank you to the people who make the biggest difference in my life. Who help to make the bad stuff bearable, and the good stuff much more fun. So thank you from the bottom of my heart for being my friend!

Alphabet Haiku – Letter A – Ants

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Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter A – Ants

Tag #Alphabet Haiku Challenge or AHC

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

adult ants attack
alkaloids are awarded
avoid ants always

  • 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.

10-line Poem Challenge #4: Amphion – Early Morning Walk

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#10-line Poem Challenge #4: Amphion – Early Morning Walk

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Early Morning Walk

Dark morning scene between two trees
Never the same
That is a shame
Leaves moving in a gentle breeze
Birds disappeared
That was weird
Completely gone, out of my sight
Sun is rising
How surprising
Was very dark, now its daylight.

 Amphion is a:

  • Decastich written on any subject.
  • Having four tetrameter lines alternating with rhymed dimeter couplets.
  • No particular rhythm was specified so you may use whatever you prefer.
  • Rhyme scheme: abbaccdeed

10-line Poem Challenge #3: Sacred Signia – Beautiful Universe

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10-line Poem Challenge #3: Sacred Signia – Beautiful Universe

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Beautiful Universe

As the sun moves around the universe
Bringing solace
The days turn into nights, just like clockwork
without ageless
Adapt the pace of nature, be patience
Being flawless
Bringing peace within, without temptation
Leading your life with anticipation.
Embrace living creatures, that’s not absurd
Beauty of the earth is never unheard.

Sacred Signia is a:

  • Decastich written in iambic rhythm.
  • Created by Viola Berg as a teaching tool or writing exercise.
  • Lines 1,3,5,7-10 are in iambic pentameter.
  • Lines 2,4,6 are in iambic dimeter.
  • Rhyme scheme: ababcbccaa