“Melancholy Autumn,” #Haiku

This week's theme for our poetry challenge is a haiku written by Sue Vincent: clouds cover the moon, beyond dawn's pale horizon sun rises unseen ©2020 Sue Vincent The idea is to use Sue's haiku as inspiration for your own syllabic poetry. Remember, in this challenge we can use any of the following poetry forms: …

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“The Rebirth,” #Tanka

John Bauer Art The Tanka Tuesday #PhotoPrompt challenge for this week explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). Diana Peach from last month’s challenge has provided the photo for this month’s challenge, seen above. "The Rebirth," #Tanka the forest's womb holds my reflection in limbo— grief cleanses my soul saying goodbye, my tears fall another rebirth awaits ©2020 …

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“The Illusion of Power,” tanka prose/haiku

Twirl your wands and cast your spells, for power exerted over others leads them to behave in ways they would not otherwise behave. The veil is thinning as the energy shifts. Be careful what you wish for... "The Illusion of Power Spell" On this Samhain eve of the full blue moon, I wait until midnight …

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AUTUMN DAYDREAMS, #HAIKU

Frank's Haikai challenge asks us to write the haikai poem of our choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that states or alludes to either Fall foliage or goose (kari)–or both, if you feel so inclined! As always: Here’s how the challenge works: 1. write the haikai poem of your choice.2. post the link …

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Harvest Moon Magic, #Tanka

I'm combining challenges this week because there never seems to be enough time to get everything done. How many of you feel the same way? Anyway, Frank J. Tassone's Haikai challenge asks us to use the Harvest Moon (meigetsu) in the haikai poem of our choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga. My challenge asks …

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Mabon Blessings, Solo Renga

Frank Tassone's Haikai challenge for this week asks us to write the haikai poem of our choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the Autumn (Spring) equinox (shunbun). Click HERE to find Frank's challenge post. I've added a bit of prose to my solo renga as it slipped out of my …

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The Connection, #Haibun

This week's Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge was an Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt provided by Lisa Thompson. Image credit: Unsplash, and the photographer is Wolfgang Hasselmann The Connection, #Haibun My walk resulted in a surprise this morning. I found a toadstool growing on the north side of a Palo Verde tree where the sprinkler had sprung a leak. It's unusual …

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“Apocalypse Now” #Haibun

For my weekly syllables only poetry challenge this week, I've written this haibun using scented for the word, hint; and bright, for the the word, bold. Image Credit: Todd Chesebro, San Francisco, CA "Apocalypse Now" #Haibun Is the myth of an Apocalypse a reality? Has mankind finally finished decimating our planet? The mother goddess is …

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Discussion: Renga, Solo-Renga, Solo No Renga, or Tanka? “The Feel of Spring,” Solo renga

For my weekly poetry challenge post this week, let's discuss the Japanese form called the Renga. By the way, this syllable counting site rocks: writerlywords.com. How Many Syllables.com seems to have been hacked this week, along with my social media email. What a mess! Renga... You'll hear this term in the poetry community and like …

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Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge #153: “Morning Glory Sunrise” #Haiku

This week, Frank Tassone asks us to write the haikai poem of our choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to either the cricket (koorogi) or the morning-glory (asagao). As always: Here’s how the challenge works: 1. write the haikai poem of your choice.2. post the link of your post to Mister …

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