#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 113 – Poverty & Gifted

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 113 – Poverty & Gifted

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

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

Tanka Poem

richness in music
no such thing as poverty
you have been gifted
be unique and memorable
find satisfaction in life

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 112 – Hope & Observing – 5th Sept 2018

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.

Erhynireh – Author of Erhynireh.Wordpress.com, says 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.

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.

DeepaAuthor of Sync with deep. 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.

Bob – Author of the Bob FairField Website, He has very interesting poetry, great site to check out.

Reblogged – All About Writing And More, Thank you.

#New Poetry Form – Reverse Nonet – Blessings

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#New Poetry Form – Reverse Nonet – Blessings

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Baby Blessings

Unconditional love for happiness
whisperings from angels above
giving blessings from heaven
cherish the greatest gift
let them fill your heart
with total peace
completeness
within,
smile
love
and kiss
tenderly
those precious lips
smile even in sleep
chubby delicate cheeks
with dimples touching the heart
color theme tells us boy or girl
three cute little babies now sleeping.

A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc… until line nine that finishes with one syllable. 

It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional.

 You can also write a second stanza in reverse, 1-9 syllables, for a kind of opposite or mirror.

Carpe Diem’s Tanka Splendor – Theme – Autumn Leaves

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Carpe Diem’s Tanka Splendor – Theme – Autumn Leaves

Carpe Diem has”restarted” the Tanka-part of our CDHK family on WordPress.

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

delightful mystery
amber and red autumn leaves
flutter slowly down
cloaking the cool ground with love
filling my heart with a rhyme

Tanka Splendor

#New Poetry Form – Anapeat – Still Her Eyes Kept Staring

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# New Poetry Form – Anapeat

Still Her Eyes Kept Staring

But still her eyes kept staring at me
even though I swiped my hand at her
the concrete wall was protection
from all the goings on around her
Even a bird hopping around the lawn

She never made a move to catch it
But still her eyes kept staring at me,
giving me a feeling of being watched
Why did you, a cat make me feel guilty,
guilty of what I still don’t know

Wondering why you stayed unmoved.
even a loud sneeze, you never moved
But still her eyes kept staring at me
Loud banging noises all around you,
and you never moved, just kept staring

Jumping up and down she didn’t move
Was something wrong with me
Can’t you see that I’ve had enough
But still her eyes kept staring at me
For sure there is something wrong

Are you deaf or maybe blind as well,
time for me to check out what’s wrong.
She was just a cat having forty winks,
eyes wide open but mind shut off.
But still her eyes kept staring at me.

The Anapeat repeats a phrase in several places within the poem.  

The poem consists of five stanzas of five lines each.  

The repeated phrase/line is the first line of the first stanza, the second line of the second stanzas, etc.  

All or part of the phrase is also the title of the poem.

There is no line length, meter, or rhyme requirements, however rhyme and meter may be used if the poet chooses to do so.

Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter J – Jackal

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Alphabet Haiku: This Week – Letter J – Jackal

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#Alphabet Haiku Challenge or AHC

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

Jubilant Jackal
justifies jittering jaws
jumping joyfully

  • 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

New Poetry Form – Alouette – Animal Road Code

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#New Poetry Form – Alouette – Animal Road Code

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Animal Road Code

Walking a straight line
Is that a test drive
animals need on the road?
Dogs, are man’s best friend
is this a loose end
or a major episode.

Dogs on a crash drive
time to reassign
and use a new color code.
It will all depend,
should we use morse code,
or call it an overload.

The Alouette, was created by Jan Turner,
it consists of two or more stanzas of 6 lines each, (12 lines or more)
with the following set rules:
Syllabic: 5/5/7/5/5/7
Rhyme Scheme:  aabccb

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

#New Poetry Form – Acrostic Decima – Sweet Tooth

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#New Poetry Form – Acrostic Decima  – Sweet Tooth

#10 Lined Poem

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#Tummy Tuesdays

If you would like to join in on the “Weekly Tummy Tuesday blog hop”, please use the above link. You can post anything about food: a restaurant review, a recipe, food photography, a funny food quote, a food song, an essay on food — anything food-related.

Sweet Tooth

Small slices of cake are healthy
while some humans will eat plenty
eventually will need a nap
ecstasy, adding fat to the belly
the clothes don’t fit, a handicap

Tasty cake brought from a deli
often sometimes that’s unhealthy
overdone with rich oily crap
time to put on the thinking cap
having eaten cake now jelly.

Acrostic Decima: the Decima form with an acrostic.

Write the two five words used in the poem vertically to start the line. 
Syllable Count: 8 syllables per line.
Rhyme Scheme: a-a-b-a-b, a-a-b-b-a. 
Only two rhymes a & b. Not a rhyming couplet at the end. 

An acrostic in poetry is a poem where certain letters in each line spell out a word or phrase. Typically, the first letters of each line are used to spell the message.

But they can appear anywhere, in my poem it is the first letter (Sweet Tooth), the title of the poem

Copyright © 2018 Elsie Hagley

 

 Tummy Tuesday – Two Delicious Chicken Meals

Marinated Chicken Wings

 Tummy Tuesday – Two Delicious Chicken Meals

#Tummy Tuesdays

If you would like to join in on the “Weekly Tummy Tuesday blog hop”, please use the above link. You can post anything about food: a restaurant review, a recipe, food photography, a funny food quote, a food song, an essay on food — anything food-related.

Chicken is a superb meal at any time, there are so many ways of cooking.

Roasting, grilling, frying, for casseroles, curries, stir fry, barbecued.

Chicken is a meal easy to cook for a family, but fancy enough for guests.

I have added a couple of easy chicken meals for cooling autumn weather, you can serve them hot or cooled, nice with a salad.

Marinated Chicken Wings

3 cloves garlic (crushed),
3 tablespoon soy sauce,
2 tablespoons liquid honey,
1 tablespoon tomato sauce,
2 teaspoons grated root ginger,
500 grams chicken wings

Method
1. Combine garlic, soy sauce, honey, tomato sauce, and ginger.

2. Brush chicken wings well with this.

3. Leave to marinate for 1 hour.

4. Grill for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden, turning once during cooking time.

Or alternatively, place wings in a roasting dish.
Cook at 200c for 10 minutes or until crisp and golden.
Serve hot or cold.
Serves 4.  The Chicken meal is the above image

Chicken Stir-Fry with Cashews

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2 single boneless chicken breasts,
1 tablespoon cornflour,
1 egg white,
2 tablespoons oil,
2 stalks celery (sliced),
6 spring onions (sliced),
100 grams of button mushrooms (quartered),
2 teaspoons grated root ginger,
1/2 cup chicken stock,
1/2 teaspoon sugar,
2 teaspoons cornflour,
1 tablespoon dry sherry,
1/4 cup roasted cashew nuts

Method:
1. Remove skin and fat from chicken and cut the meat into 2.5 cm cubes.

2. Coat in the first measure of cornflour then in lightly beaten egg white.

3. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan, add the chicken and cook until crisp and golden.

4. Remove the chicken from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.

5. Add celery to pan and stir-fry until just tender, add spring onions, mushrooms, and ginger. Stir-fry until spring onions are bright green in color.

6. Blend stock, sugar, second measure of cornflour and sherry together.

7. Add to the pan, cook, stirring until mixture boils and thickens slightly.

8 Add chicken and cashews, Stir to heat through.

9. Place in a dish to serve.

#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 112 – Hope & Observing

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 112 – Hope & Observing 

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

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

Bussokusekika Poem

unfolding your thoughts
observing your free spirit
now begin the flight
let the light shine within you
actual magic will happen
hope is an awakening dream

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 111 – Climate & Energy – 29th August 2018

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

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.

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

Tessa is the Author of “Tessa can do it”, She is an advocate for Mental health and invisible illnesses.

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.

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

DeepaAuthor 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.

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

New Poetry Forms – Argonelies – Wild Bees Attack

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New Poetry Forms – Argonelies – Wild Bees Attack

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Wild Bee Attack

Walking
slowly down a dirt track
surrounded by bush and tall trees
Air was hot, suddenly a breeze
Cooled my very hot back

Causing
Me to quickly turn back
Something made me feel ill at ease
a humming noise above of bees
flew at me to attack

Ducking
down low from the attack
falling down, no one can reprise
feelings of terrible unease
as I woke, the flashback

An Argonelles is:
Stanzaic: Composed of any number of quintains
Syllabic: with lines of 2/6/8/8/6 syllables
Rhyme scheme: xabba
Meter and theme at poet’s discretion.