Poetry

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

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“Map to Love,” #KindKu

I can't help myself. I've got to try this KindKu poetry form again from the Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal. Click the link to find the challenge #4 writing prompt. Of course, I've combined it with my own Tanka Tuesday challenge where the theme this week is "maps." Forgive me for not using one of… Continue reading “Map to Love,” #KindKu

Poetry

“You Can’t Go Home Again,” #Senryu

Aishwarya, from Kitty's Verses, picked an excellent photo for this month's photo prompt. There is so much to write about. I chose to write a senryu this week. Senryu are untitled, but for this challenge we use titles to keep our posts straight. I don't know... this photo haunted me. There with so many poetic… Continue reading “You Can’t Go Home Again,” #Senryu

Poetry

#Haikai Challenge #152 (8/16/20): katydid (kirigirisu), A #Haiku Sequence

This week, Frank J. Tassone's Haikai Challenges asks us to write a haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the katydid (kirigirisu). Here’s how the challenge works:1. write the haikai poem of your choice.2. post the link of your post to Mister Linky.3. pingback by posting the… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #152 (8/16/20): katydid (kirigirisu), A #Haiku Sequence

Poetry

Blog Update 8/6/2020: “Cantaloupe” #haiku

As my Sister of the Fey, Debby Gies said to me, "Oy Vey, what a week it's been! I apologize for all the blog craziness. WordPress is working through the issues and my posts have migrated over from the business plan. I'm still missing my Pages and featured images. Anyway, we'll muddle through and I'll… Continue reading Blog Update 8/6/2020: “Cantaloupe” #haiku

Poetry

“A Season of Trees,” #haiku sequence

This haiku sequence is for dVerse (Frank Tassone is hosting) and for Tanka Tuesday using the inspirational theme quote from Sue Vincent: “Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” Herman Hesse I like to create haiku sequences dedicated to a theme,… Continue reading “A Season of Trees,” #haiku sequence

Poetry

Waterfalls, #Haiku

I'm jumping into Frank Tassone's Haikai Poetry Challenge. This week's rules are below: Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, Senryu, haibun, Tanka, Haiga, renga, etc) that alludes to waterfall (taki). Here’s how the challenge works: 1. write the haikai poem of your choice.2. post the link of your post to Mister Linky.3. pingback… Continue reading Waterfalls, #Haiku

Poetry

“Swift Unbridled Sea,” #haiku, & A Discussion of Using Implied Metaphors in Haiku

Sally Cronin provided this week's image for our Photo Prompt challenge. Today, I want to talk about using metaphors in your poetry. First, let's discuss what a metaphor is. The Grammarly blog explains that "a metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object or action in such a way that it isn’t literally… Continue reading “Swift Unbridled Sea,” #haiku, & A Discussion of Using Implied Metaphors in Haiku

Poetry

“All Forgiven in a Day,” #kindku “Dawn”

I've wanted to try this new poetry challenge offered by Auroras & Blossoms poetry journal in the post below. It's the "Dawn," Prompt, created by Cendrine & David. Here is the link to the words in the song: https://genius.com/Leigh-nash-nervous-in-the-light-of-dawn-lyrics which serve as the inspiration for the poetry you write. First... What Is a Kindku? Auroras… Continue reading “All Forgiven in a Day,” #kindku “Dawn”

Poetry

“Freyja,” #Shadorma #poetry

Anita Dawes provided this week's #SynonymsOnly poetry challenge words: blessed & hex. These are excellent opposites to work with in a longer poem featuring one or more stanzas. Unfortunately, my time was limited this week by all kinds of minor niggling issues. Yet, I still worked through the problems! I'm happy to announce that I completed… Continue reading “Freyja,” #Shadorma #poetry