“Home,” #Nonet

I wanted to try something different this week for my poetry challenge so I shared a photo for poets to use as inspiration for their poems. The last thing I want is for this challenge to seem dull. So, let's give it a try! There's a lot going on in this photo. There's the porch … Continue reading “Home,” #Nonet

“Fake News,” #Tanka

This week, I shared my ideas about writing political poetry. You can read that article HERE. Political poetry is difficult to write. You don't want to preach, but you also want to get your feelings across to others. How do you do that? To start, you can choose a topic that brings you the most … Continue reading “Fake News,” #Tanka

“Aftershocks,” A #Tanka

It's the beginning of the month and my Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge gives poets the opportunity to use their own words. There is no need to use synonyms, unless you want to. I delved into the political arena this week with my poem "Aftershocks." Tanka poetry is written from the perspective of the poet. … Continue reading “Aftershocks,” A #Tanka

“Honoring the First Day of Spring,” A #Double Etheree

Colleen's Weekly Syllabic Poetry Challenge For my poetry challenge this week, I chose the words, Vernal Equinox for spring, and chant(ing) for sing. Considering we also have a full moon tonight, I can't wait to see what blows in on the wind. To celebrate this first day of spring, I'd like to introduce you to … Continue reading “Honoring the First Day of Spring,” A #Double Etheree

The Sisters of the Fey, #Double #Etheree

Colleen's Weekly Poetry Challenge - Join in! I've been remiss in my poetry writing. Somehow, with all the writing I do, you would think I could fit in my own challenge... So, today I did! It's the first of the month, so poets get to choose their own words - No synonym's unless you want … Continue reading The Sisters of the Fey, #Double #Etheree

“Magical Protection,” A Haiga/Senryu

This week for my poetry challenge, the words were meaning and passion. I used the word, application for meaning, and the word spirit, for passion. My poetry reflects a human condition (fear) so it falls in the Senryu category. I created a Haiga, that possibly is on the iffy side. The image directly reflects upon … Continue reading “Magical Protection,” A Haiga/Senryu

A Meditation, #Tanka

Everyone is on a Tanka craze this week, so I thought I'd join in! Our words were work and slow, using synonyms only. The word, work was inspired by Robbie Cheadle's going back to work! It's funny where I find inspiration! LOL! I used "function" for work, and "quiet" for slow. Simile, Metaphor, and Personification … Continue reading A Meditation, #Tanka

“Creative Intentions,” #Haibun #Tanka

This week for my weekly syllabic poetry challenge, I used the word, "frigid," for cold, and "tempest" for storm. I wrote a Haibun/Tanka Idyll which consists of a prose paragraph, followed by a Tanka poem (5/7/5/7/7). All syllabic poetry has rules, and the Haibun is no exception. Here are a few of the rules for … Continue reading “Creative Intentions,” #Haibun #Tanka

The Polar Shift #Nonet, & #Speculative Fiction

Diana Peach, from Myths of the Mirror, is hosting a monthly speculative fiction writing challenge on her blog. She even said we could write poetry!! At the beginning of the month, she gives us an image to base our story or poetry on. That's it. Super simple and lots of fun! I even incorporated the … Continue reading The Polar Shift #Nonet, & #Speculative Fiction

“Creativity,” A Shadorma

First, let me wish you all a Happy New Year, a happy new challenge, and a happy new week. It's the first of the month, so we get to choose our own words to write a poem. The first of the month challenge is the only one where we don't have to use synonyms, but … Continue reading “Creativity,” A Shadorma