“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

“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 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

“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 … Continue reading “Apocalypse Now” #Haibun

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

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

#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

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

“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