“Cold Moon (fuyu no tsuki)” #haiku

Frank Tassone's Haikai challenge asks us to celebrate by writing the haikai poem of our choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that allude to either Cold Moon (fuyu no tsuki), New Year’s Eve (toshi no yo), or New Year’s Day (ganjitsu). Frank says: Here’s how the challenge works: 1. write the haikai poem … Continue reading “Cold Moon (fuyu no tsuki)” #haiku

“The New Age of Aquarius,” #haiku

Yay! Frank Tassone's Haikai challenge is back! I found inspiration in the kigo: 170 - Winter Solstice II/Christmas. Yuletide blessings flow from dawn's light thorough Stonehenge the sun god returns ©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro Pagans around the world celebrate the return of the light as the Wheel of the Year continues to turn. May the … Continue reading “The New Age of Aquarius,” #haiku

“Yuletide,” #cinquain

Merry Christmas! This week for my Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge, I asked everyone to contribute a cinquain so I could create a huge garland of cinquain to wrap around our "poet-tree." I wrote this cinquain for the Winter Solstice, but totally forgot to post it! Better late than never! Yuletide— the longest night of celestial … Continue reading “Yuletide,” #cinquain

New Form: The Pareiku, from Auroras & Blossoms

The Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal has created a new poetry form called the pareiku. The word “pareiku” combines two concepts: ‘pareidolia’ – the tendency to perceive a specific, often meaningful image in a random or ambiguous visual pattern.‘-ku’ – a tribute to Japanese poetry forms like the haiku and tanka. The rules to create … Continue reading New Form: The Pareiku, from Auroras & Blossoms

“The Weather Witch,” #DoubleInvertedNonet

Kerfe Roig selected the words for this week's Tanka Tuesday challenge: "Mingle and Drift." I used the word mix for mingle and designed for drift. The photo below, taken by Merril D. Smith, inspired this double inverted nonet. The clouds in this photo are so expressive. I wish I could paint. The colors and mood … Continue reading “The Weather Witch,” #DoubleInvertedNonet

“Change,” A Quadrille

Photo by Frank Cone on Pexels.com The full cold moon abides the darkness of night where moonbeams light up the sky with silver little-girl dreams, to remind us of how most things never stay the same. Change is the catalyst. Follow your intuition to find your correct path to joy. ©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro A … Continue reading “Change,” A Quadrille

“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: … Continue reading “Melancholy Autumn,” #Haiku

“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 … Continue reading “The Rebirth,” #Tanka

“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 … Continue reading “The Illusion of Power,” tanka prose/haiku

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 … Continue reading AUTUMN DAYDREAMS, #HAIKU