WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Photo Prompt #195: Trent MacDonald

Lisa Thompson's photo selection sure set off our imaginations! There was a fabulous amount of poetry and all of it was different. I enjoyed reading and commenting on your poems. ❤ Congratulations to everyone for joining in and writing poetry! Here's who joined us via Mr. Linky: 1.willowdot21 10.Elizabeth 19.Linda Lee Lyberg 2.anita dawes 11.Jules 20.kittysverses 3.Padre 12.D. L. Finn 21.Marsha Ingrao 4.Kim 13.theindieshe 22.Colleen Chesebro 5.Trent … Continue reading WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Photo Prompt #195: Trent MacDonald

Hedgerow – A Journal of small poems has a CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Submissions for hedgerow #132 welcome. CLOSING DATE: Mon 8th Sep. Please send around 10 poems/artwork to: hedgerowsubmission@gmail.com hedgerow is a short-poetry journal dedicated to publishing an eclectic mix of new & established voices across the spectrum of the short poem, with particular attention to the constantly evolving forms of English-language haiku, senryu, tanka & haiga.  Submissions of prose … Continue reading Hedgerow – A Journal of small poems has a CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #PhotoPrompt: @lisalisathom

Aishwarya, from Kitty's Verses, picked a great pair of words for us all to work with this week for our #PhotoPrompt challenge. How many of you could have written more than one poem from this image? There was so much here... train tracks, the color green, desolation, leaving, coming, etc. Lots to unpack in this … Continue reading WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #PhotoPrompt: @lisalisathom

Cover Reveal: Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry

Help Me Celebrate! Grab a piece of cake! While I'm waiting to hear from my editors, I thought it was time to share the cover of my newest book creation, "Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry. This book will discuss the basics of how to write the Japanese and American Syllabic poetry forms we use … Continue reading Cover Reveal: Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 191 #PHOTOPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It's the third week of the month! Time for a #PhotoPrompt Aishwarya, aka, Kitty from Kitty's Verses, was my selection from last month's challenge. She has provided the photo for this month's challenge. Remember, don't just describe what is in the photo. Engage your senses and work with implied metaphors to … Continue reading COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 191 #PHOTOPROMPT

WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #Synonyms Only: Annette rochelle aben

It's HOT in Arizona! How are you staying cool? Welcome to this week's poetry challenge stars! Jules picked some interesting words for us all to work with this week for our #SynonymsOnly challenge: Circled and Squared. At first the words intimidated me... but not for long. Thesaurus.com listed plenty of words. Circled synonyms: encircle, rotate, … Continue reading WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #Synonyms Only: Annette rochelle aben

WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Poet’s Choice #189

Our first of the month, Poet's Choice challenge gives you the opportunity to share some of your best poetry! I love your creativity. It's fun to see the different syllabic forms that you choose. Great work! Here's who participated last week via Mr. Linky: 1.Padre 10.Myforever. blog 19.anita dawes 2.Elizabeth 11.Sue Vincent 20.Merril D. Smith 3.Trent McDonald 12.willowdot21 21.Colleen Chesebro 4.Dave Madden 13.Kim 22.Sally Cronin 5.Ken Gierke / … Continue reading WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Poet’s Choice #189

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 189, #POET’SCHOICE

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! A note to all my poets and readers: I'm switching back to the premium plan from the business plan and working with WordPress. The renewal for the business plan at $300 a year is much too steep for a struggling poet, like me... so, beware of glitches. Hopefully, everything will go … Continue reading COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 189, #POET’SCHOICE

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 188, #ThemePrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It's the fourth week of July! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Sue Vincent selected the theme this week with a quote prompt: "Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth." Herman Hesse On the Monday before the … Continue reading Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 188, #ThemePrompt

Soliciting Syllabic Poetry Donations Part Two

It's time for an update on the poetry I need for examples for my new book, Word Craft - The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry. I've been playing with book cover ideas. The book is divided into two group: Japanese forms and American forms. This book covers the eleven forms we use in the weekly … Continue reading Soliciting Syllabic Poetry Donations Part Two