3 Days Quote Challenge – Day One – Forget-me-not

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3 Days Quote Challenge – Day One – Forget-me-not

Thank you, Cheryl, – Author of Rugby843.blog known as, The Bag Lady, a very active writer in the blogosphere world, for nominating me, you rock.

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What Forget-me-nots Symbolize?

Born in September ‘forget-me-nots’ are your birth flowers.

Alaska’s State Flower

symbolizing enduring love

Day One Quote:

“ There is something inspiring and sublime about the little forget-me-not flower. A symbol of the little things that make your life joyful and sweet. Never forget that you must be patient and compassionate with yourself, that some sacrifices are better than others, that you need not wait for a golden ticket to be happy.”

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

I nominate:

Indira, Author of Amaltaas blog

Sarah – Author of Sarah Whiley’s blog

Hecblobber – Author of Playing with words

#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

#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 25 – Winter has Arrived

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#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 25 – Winter has Arrived

Thank you Suzanne Olivante for the NaPoWriMo Photo Daily Poetry Prompt

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Winter has Arrived

autumn leaves still laying low, winter came early
no howling winds this month the frost arrived early
winter is not supposed to be here yet, it still autumn
according to the seasons of the yearly months

little bugs are all dormant sleeping in the cold
everything is cuddling under the mighty trees
ice burning my fingers, toes frozen in my boots
Its freezing and soaking through my cold body

rays of light from the sun trying to get through
flower petals all hanging their cold heads low
the breeze wraps its self around the corner
it is getting colder by the minute, its freezing

the coldness has weakened my old legs
Its freezing and soaking through my body
panting in the cold air, trying to discover,
my souls warmest place, home, and hot soup.

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#A to Z Challenge – 25 April 2018 – V is for Viburnum Plicatum – Snowball bush – a Haibun

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#A to Z Challenge – 25 April 2018 – V is for Viburnum Plicatum – Snowball bush – a Haibun

#atozchallenge – Nature & Outdoors Theme

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Viburnum Plicatum – Snowball bush, is a deciduous shrub.

The flowers when they first start forming looks like snow sitting on the bush from a distance it looks a very attractive plant.

Little red berries appear on the shrub about March leaving another spectacular display in the garden.

We had many on our farm in East Taranaki they were easy to grow it is a shrub that grows on you cannot help but notice it all the year round.

It is a plant that is better to not prune it as it destroys its natural style, so plant it where it has room to expand

flowers in the spring
red berries in the summer
pretty leaves in autumn

April 2018 A to Z Challenge

#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 94 – Moon & Romance

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 94 – Moon & Romance

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

Use the weekly poetry prompt “moon & romance”  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 as 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: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Rhyme 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

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

Retourne Poetry

Retourne is a French form of poetry.  Retourne 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 Poetryconsists 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 “ moon & romance”

evil trees have eyes
moon shining lights up the night
evening for romance
remember those teenage years
hoping no one was watching

Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge – Week 93 – Circle & Cute- 18th April 2018

Rashmi Sortur – Author of Sweet Hobbies has lots of dedication in her work. She likes writing stories, and poetry exploring with colors loves to paint.

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

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.

Tucked into a Corner – Sarah is hooked on writing, now she cannot do without it, she says she is just a girl in love with words.

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

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.

#A to Z Challenge – 24 April 2018 – U is for Umbrella – a Haibun

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#A to Z Challenge – 24 April 2018 – U is for Umbrella – a Haibun

#atozchallenge – Nature & Outdoors Theme

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Umbrella, Parasol, Brolly whoever you would like to call them they are a fact of life, you use them, rain or sunshine.

They have been around since 21 AD, according to the oldest reference.

The largest handheld umbrella is a  golf umbrella, there are many sizes, they are mostly collapsible, making them manageable.

seldom see the young
with an umbrella these days
prefer being soaked

This is not a Haiku poem, it is a Senryu poem, which is called a human haiku.

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#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 23 – Sharing Happy Memories

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#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 23 – Sharing Happy Memories

Thank you Suzanne Olivante for the NaPoWriMo Photo Daily Poetry Prompt

Theme: Friendship, love, happy memories, togetherness, sharing

my dog speaks
I listen with love
respects me
guards my life
togetherness is for us
perfect companion

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. 

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#A to Z Challenge – 23 April 2018 – T is for Thistle – a Haibun

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#A to Z Challenge – 23 April 2018 – T is for Thistle – a Haibun

#atozchallenge – Nature & Outdoors Theme

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There are many invasive types of thistles, they all are weeds whether in orchards, gardens, lawns or pasture, the Nodding, Scotch, Californian they all spread by seed and have spikes, some very sharp not welcomed anywhere.

coarse spiny-winged stems
purple beautiful rosettes
invasive species

April 2018 A to Z Challenge

#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 22 – Fairies

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#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 22 – Fairies

Thank you Suzanne Olivante for the NaPoWriMo Photo Daily Poetry Prompt

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shades of sun rays filter through the tall trees
fairies retired after a long night
caretakers of the soil and trees
magic mushrooms everywhere
tread dainty fairy dust
unusual features
magical site
everywhere
magic
peace

Reverse Etheree Poetry The only as Etheree poetry the only difference is that the syllabic count is reversed: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

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#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 21 – Swan Facts

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#NaPoWriMo or #GloPoWriMo – Day 21 – Swan Facts

Thank you Suzanne Olivante for the NaPoWriMo Photo Daily Poetry Prompt

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Swan Facts Poem

swan
graceful
smooth feathers
beautiful neck
mighty wings for flight
highly intelligent
group of wild swans called a herd
one of the largest flying birds
food obtained up-ending or dabbling
eats small amounts – aquatic animals
flies with slow wingbeat and neck is outstretched
flies as fast as sixty miles per hour
groups in captivity – a fleet
swans also feed on the land
a swan will mate for life
wonderful parents
glides when swimming
majestic
charming
bird

Double Etheree – Two Etheree stanzas, where the second one is reversed.

Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Rhyme not required

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