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

“The Specter,” A Cinquain

Happy Friday the Thirteenth! Thanks for stopping by to check out my Weekly Poetry Challenge where we can write a Haiku, Tanka, Haibun, Cinquain, or a Senryu using the prompt words: ghost and haunt. Today I wrote a Cinquain because I couldn’t resist having some fun with the upcoming Halloween season just around the corner. Cinquain poetry is also known as quintain or quintet, which is a … Continue reading “The Specter,” A Cinquain

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Tuesday Challenge No. 54: GHOST & HAUNT

Welcome to POETRY TUESDAY! Image credit: simplereminders.com Hello. I am looking for someone to take over the poetry challenge in November because I want to participate in NANOWRITMO for the entire month. This post takes about two hours to compile. All you have to do is copy my template and copy the links to everyone else’s poetry from the previous week’s comments. Whoever is interested … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Tuesday Challenge No. 54: GHOST & HAUNT

“The Ending,” A Tanka & A Senryu

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Weekly Poetry Challenge where we can write a Haiku, Tanka, Haibun, Cinquain, or a Senryu using the prompt words: mist and shape. To keep things interesting, I kept the word mist but used silhouettes for the word shape. Forms blending as one figures outlined in gray mist, silhouettes shrouded. Profiles in passion adrift, contours of a broken … Continue reading “The Ending,” A Tanka & A Senryu

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 53 – MIST & SHAPE

Welcome to POETRY TUESDAY! Image credit: Pinterest: Happy Tuesday Quotes Congratulations! This is the beginning of our second year of writing amazing poetry. To keep things interesting, I’ve added a few new poetry forms. Have fun and remember the key to writing these poetry forms is to follow the rules, count syllables, and count the lines. ❤ Please note: We are all students of poetry. … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 53 – MIST & SHAPE

How to Write a Senryu Poem in English

Senryu poems are written much the same as a Haiku poem in English. Senryu takes the form of three nonrhyming lines written in a 5/7/5 syllable count written in the present tense. At this point, I can hear your thoughts… So, what’s the difference between a Haiku and a Senryu? Penandthepad.com states: “Many traditional senryu focuses on awkward romances, confused children and other scenes that … Continue reading How to Write a Senryu Poem in English

How to Write a Cinquain Poem

I’m adding another poetry form to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge starting October 2, 2017. It’s called a cinquain: Image credit: Ol’ King Cole’s Castle Here is another site that will help you with word count and syllables. It is called wordcalc.com. I use howmanysyllables.com. Click on the poem workshop tab and try it out. Here is an example of a cinquain: Image credit: poetryteatime.com Here is … Continue reading How to Write a Cinquain Poem

How to Write a Haibun In English

As many of you already know, I love structured poetry. This includes the Haiku, the Tanka, and the Haibun. I like to think of myself as a student of these poetic forms. Learning to write them correctly is an art form in itself. I think that’s what appeals to me the most, the arrangement of the syllables. Writing a Haibun is a challenge, but with … Continue reading How to Write a Haibun In English

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 52 ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: “SPIRIT & JOY”

Happy POETRY Tuesday everyone! Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you’re in the right place! Do you know what today is? It’s our Anniversary! We’ve been writing Haiku, Tanka, and Haibun for one year now! After you write today’s poem, you will have written 52 poems. That’s enough to fill a book of poetry! Congratulations! Happy New Poetry Year! Next week, we … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 52 ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: “SPIRIT & JOY”

“Acceptance,” A Haibun

Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of “gift and song.” I closed my eyes when I felt the energy from the collective enter my soul. Like a surge of electrical impulses, the song of a thousand melodies echoed like waves in the atmosphere around me. I held out my hands … Continue reading “Acceptance,” A Haibun

Smorgasbord Poetry – Farewell to Colourful Friends by Sally Cronin

Originally posted on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life:
Farewell to Colourful Friends The time has come to bid farewell to friends Who have seen me through thick and thin It’s so sad when a relationship ends With love tokens thrown in the bin These mates have brought colour into my life From black to the lightest of blondes But with a determined… Continue reading Smorgasbord Poetry – Farewell to Colourful Friends by Sally Cronin

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 50 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: VOICE & WATCH

Happy POETRY Tuesday everyone! Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you’re in the right place! Pull up a chair, and let’s write some poetry. Image credit: Pinterest.com: Quotes about writing For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge you can write your poem in one of the three forms defined below: HAIKU in English TANKA in English HAIBUN You can do one poem or try … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 50 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: VOICE & WATCH

“The Cure,” A Tanka

Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of “soar and wait.” The words were perfect for me this week. I feel like I am undertaking a new journey – letting go of the old and venturing into some kind of new territory. A scary but promising undertaking. I know I am … Continue reading “The Cure,” A Tanka

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 49 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: Soar & Wait

Happy POETRY Tuesday everyone! Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you’re in the right place! Pull up a chair, and let’s write some poetry.   Image credit: PictureQuotes.com For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge you can write your poem in one of the three forms defined below: HAIKU in English TANKA in English HAIBUN   You can do one poem or try to … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 49 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: Soar & Wait

“Finding the Heart Stone,” A Haibun

Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of “stone and turn.” The words were perfect for me this week. Journey with me into the magic of the horizontal realm from The Heart Stone Chronicles – The Meadow Fairy, to be published in the spring of 2018. I stood at the muddy … Continue reading “Finding the Heart Stone,” A Haibun

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 48 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: STONE & TURN

Happy POETRY Tuesday everyone! Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you’re in the right place! Pull up a chair, and let’s write some poetry.   Image credit: PictureQuotes.com For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge you can write your poem in one of the three forms defined below: HAIKU in English TANKA in English HAIBUN You can do one poem or try to do … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 48 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: STONE & TURN

How to Write a Tanka Poem in English

As many of you already know, I love structured poetry. This includes the Haiku, the Tanka, and the Haibun. I like to think of myself as a student of these poetic forms. Learning to write them correctly is an art form in itself. I think that’s what appeals to me the most, the arrangement of the syllables. One of my favorite poetic forms is the … Continue reading How to Write a Tanka Poem in English

“The Wraith,” A #Haiku

Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of “shadow & light.” I used “wraith” for shadow, and used “wispy” for light. Image credit: KOAA Colorado Springs – Eclipse Causes Temperatures Swings in Colorado A wispy presence – with the pale form of a Wraith, the moon hides the sun. © 2017 … Continue reading “The Wraith,” A #Haiku

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 47 – #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: Shadow & Light

Happy POETRY Tuesday everyone! Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you’re in the right place! Pull up a chair, and let’s write some poetry. Image credit: Pinterest – Quirky Quotes for Writers & Poets For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge you can write your poem in one of the three forms defined below: HAIKU in English TANKA HAIBUN You can do one … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 47 – #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: Shadow & Light

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge #46 – #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: HONEY & WINE

Happy POETRY Tuesday everyone! Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you’re in the right place! Pull up a chair, and let’s write some poetry. For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge you can write your poem in one of the three forms defined below: HAIKU in English TANKA HAIBUN You can do one poem or try to do one of each. It’s up … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge #46 – #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: HONEY & WINE