Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Tuesday Challenge: Quiet & Space

Welcome to POETRY TUESDAY!

Image credit: Pinterest: Positivewriter.com

An update on last week’s message where I asked for someone to take over the challenge for November 2017 while I participated in NaNoWritMo. The only responses I received were from folks who didn’t even participate in the challenge.

So, to keep things simple – from October 31st through November 28th there will be no weekly poetry challenge.

I’ll restart the challenge on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Thanks for your support. ❤


Please note:
We are all students of poetry. I have given you the instructions on how to write the different forms. Try your best to be as exact as you can. There are no tests, and I don’t grade your work. LOL!

The biggest change you will learn about is in writing a Haiku vs. a Senryu. Also, remember, pronunciation in different parts of the world will affect your syllable count. Go with your gut on determining the syllable count. You are the poet and the creator of your own work.

The main objection of this challenge is to learn how to write various forms of poetry. Remember, if you are submitting your poetry for publication in literary journals, contests, or self-publishing, you should know the correct forms and use them. Check the rules by clicking on the links below. ❤

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in one of the forms defined below. Click on the link to learn about each type:

HAIKU in English 5/7/5 syllable structure. A Haiku is written about seasonal changes, nature, and change in general.

TANKA in English 5/7/5/7/7 syllable structure. Your Tanka will consist of five lines written in the first person point of view. This is important because the poem should be written from the perspective of the poet.

HAIBUN in English Every Haibun must begin with a title. Haibun prose is composed of short, descriptive paragraphs, written in the first person singular.

The text unfolds in the present moment, as though the experience is occurring now rather than yesterday or some time ago. In keeping with the simplicity of the accompanying haiku or tanka poem, all unnecessary words should be pared down or deleted. Nothing must ever be overstated.

The poetry never tries to repeat, quote, or explain the prose. Instead, the poetry reflects some aspect of the prose by introducing a different step in the narrative through a microburst of detail. Thus, the poetry is a sort of juxtaposition – seemingly different yet somehow connected.

Cinquain

Senryu in English 5/7/5 syllable structure. A Senryu is written about love, a personal event, and have some sort of irony present.

Image credit: Pinterest.com

(Currently, free-verse prose poems are NOT part of this challenge)

Here are some great sites that will help you write your poetry and count syllables.

thesaurus.com

For Synonyms and Antonyms. When your word has too many syllables, find one that works.

howmanysyllables.com

Find out how many syllables each word has. I use this site for all my Haiku and Tanka poems. Click on the “Workshop” tab to create your Haiku or Tanka.

THE RULES

I will publish the Tuesday prompt post at 12: 03 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Denver Time).  That should give everyone time to see the prompt from around the world.

WRITE YOUR POEM ON YOUR BLOG as a post.

How Long Do You Have and Your Deadline: You have a week to complete the Challenge with a deadline of Monday at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) Denver time, U. S. A. This will give me a chance to add the links from everyone’s poem post from the previous week, on the new prompt I send out on Tuesday. I urge everyone to visit the blogs and comment on everyone’s poem.

The rules are simple.

I will give you two words that you need to use (in some form) in the writing of your poetry. This will be a challenge in writing your Haibun poem. Follow the rules carefully.

The two words can be used in any way you would like to use them. Words have different definitions, and you can use the definitions you like. Feel free to use synonyms for the words when the poetry form calls for it.

LINK YOUR BLOG POST TO MINE WITH A PINGBACK. To do a Pingback: Copy the URL (the HTTPS:// address of my post) for the current week’s Challenge and paste it into your post. You may also place a copy of your URL of your post in the comments of the current week’s Challenge post.

Because of the time difference between where you are, and I am, you might not think your link is there. I manually approve all links. People taking part in the challenge may visit you and comment or “like” your post. I also need at least a Pingback or a link in the comments section to know you took part and to include you in the Weekly Review section of the new prompt on Tuesday.

BE CREATIVE. Use your photos and create “Visual POETRY” if you wish, although it is not necessary. Use whatever program you want to make your images: Canva.com
Crello.com

As time allows, I will visit your blog, comment, and TWEET your POETRY

If you add these hashtags to your post TITLE (depending on which poetry form you use) your poetry may be viewed more often:

#Haiku, #Tanka, #micropoetry, #poetry, #5lines, #Haibun, #Prose #Synryu, #CinquainPoetry

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR TWITTER ACCOUNT LINKED TO YOUR BLOG – I WILL NO LONGER TWEET YOUR POETRY… THERE IS NO SENSE SINCE YOUR TWEET BECOMES PART OF WORDPRESS.COM AND THERE IS NO ATTRIBUTION BACK TO YOU.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW TO LINK YOUR WORDPRESS BLOG TO TWITTER

You may copy the badge I have created to go with the Weekly Poetry Challenge Post and place it in your post:

HERE’S WHO JOINED US LAST WEEK FOR OUR 54th POETRY CHALLENGE USING THE WORDS – Haunt & Ghost:

(Please make sure to visit the other participants. Remember, we learn from each other. <3)

Frozen Minds – Reena Saxena

The Haunting You – #Haibun | Trent’s World (the Blog)

Tanka Tuesday: Ghost & Haunt – Jane Dougherty Writes

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge Ghost & Haunt | Annette Rochelle Aben

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Tuesday Challenge No. 54: GHOST & HAUNT – Mick E Talbot Poems

Colleen Chesebro Weekly Poetry Challenge NO. 54. | willowdot21

Haunted | like mercury colliding…

#Haiku (Double): Lady | Charmed Chaos

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Tuesday Challenge No. 54: GHOST & HAUNT #Cinquain #Senryu #Haiku | But I Smile Anyway…

http://butismileanyway.com/2017/10/10/colleens-weekly-poetry-tuesday-challenge-no-54-ghost-haunt-cinquain-senryu-haiku/

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 54 – Ghost and Haunt – Oct 10, 2017 | Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching!

haiku #31 – Stories

Snowdrops | Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

Haunted | method two madness

Colleen’s teeny weeny Japanese poetry challenge – Afterwards

Cinquain: Ghosts and Haunt – tea & paper

Reflection (Senryu) | Darkness of His Dreams

Tanka – Ghost & Haunt | radhikasreflection

Undone Dreams (Tanka) | Darkness of His Dreams

The Usual Haunts | Lemon Shark Reef

Two Trains: Haibun | Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings

“The Specter,” A Cinquain – Colleen Chesebro – The Fairy Whisperer 

Haunted – Double Tanka – In Emma World

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Tuesday Challenge #54: Ghost & Haunt (Cinquain)/Stuff & What If

A River in Egypt – Smell The Coffee

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Tuesday Challenge No. 54: GHOST & HAUNT | M J Mallon Author

#Tanka Tuesday 10/10/17…of #ghosts, #hauntings, #beauty and #dreams/Frank J. Tassone

Don’t FORGET! If you are selected as my Poet of the Week, your poem will also be featured in my bi-monthly newsletter.

Sign-up HERE.

This week’s Poet of the Week is Elizabeth from Tea & Paper. I chose her Cinquain because I enjoyed the synonyms she selected. Her poetry also tells a story. I can see her reminiscing about her family heritage over a cup of tea. Splendid!

Ancestors

Ghost’s silence

Bones, particles, air

Spaciousness haunting my thoughts

Magnificent

©2017 Elizabeth, Tea & Paper

Here are the two words for this week’s challenge: QUIET & SPACE

(any forms of the words and don’t forget to use synonyms)

POETRY TUESDAY! JOIN IN AND GET YOUR POETRY ON!

65 thoughts on “Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Tuesday Challenge: Quiet & Space Leave a comment

  1. I don’t write poetry, Colleen, so it was especially interesting to read about these different forms as well as your challenge. Sending energy for your NaNo participation too.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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  2. It’s a shame but no surprise that you couldn’t find a stand in. Making these events work requires a lot of work and commitment, and not many of us are as generous with their time as you are, Colleen. Get lots of writing done, and make us all jealous 🙂

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  3. Yes, you deserve credit for keeping this going–when I did draw a bird day once a month I couldn’t believe how much work it was. Thanks and Thanks and have a productive month! (K)

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  4. So sorry you couldn’t find anyone to take the reins for the month Colleen… I would have offered but November is so busy for me work-wise, it’s why I can’t commit to the official #NaNo too!
    Still, we have a couple to go, and will wait for you to come back after #NaNo!!!!! I’ll be working on my entry a little later xxx

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