“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

UHTS: SUBMISSION CALL for October 2019 issue of Cattails

SUBMISSION CALL for October 2019 issue of cattails Submissions for Fall/October issue open: 1st July (midnight) GMT and close: 15th August (midnight) GMT. Attention POETS: Please read the instructions below carefully so you know how and where to submit your poetry. ❤ *** Please make sure you submit your work to the correct editor. Mike Montreuil is the haibun editor … Continue reading UHTS: SUBMISSION CALL for October 2019 issue of Cattails

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 133 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? Here are your two words for this week: Plan & Spend HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! Except for the first challenge of the month ~ then, the poets get to choose their own … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 133 #SynonymsOnly

“Cosmic Messages,” A Haibun/Tanka

This morning, as the sun warmed my back, I gazed at the stark beauty of the Sonoran desert spread before me. Thick-trunked Saguaro cactus spread their arms to the sapphire sky as if showing gratitude for another day of being. Verdant green Palo Verde trees filled with saffron blossoms waved to me in the breeze, … Continue reading “Cosmic Messages,” A Haibun/Tanka

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 125, #SynonymsOnly

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. PLEASE NOTE: Don't forget to count your syllables. Use this site: howmanysyllables.com. Click on the workshop tab. … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 125, #SynonymsOnly

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 122, Poet’s Choice of Words

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. PLEASE NOTE: Don't forget to count your syllables. Use this site: howmanysyllables.com. Click on the workshop tab. … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 122, Poet’s Choice of Words

How to Create Haiga Poetry

Gorgeous Colorado! Since so many poets are inspired by photos, drawings, paintings, or other images when they compose their poetry, I wanted to add the "Haiga," a dramatic poetic form to my weekly syllabic poetry challenge starting the first week of February 2019. So, for the new challenge posted on 2/5/19, this will be another … Continue reading How to Create Haiga Poetry

New Submission Form for Colleen’s 2019 Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge

Poetry has been a passion of mine since I was a teenager. Those of you who started this challenge with me over two years ago, and those new poets who recently joined, deserve a huge hug for all your hard work and dedication. So, thanks for sharing your poetry with the world! I know the … Continue reading New Submission Form for Colleen’s 2019 Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge

“The Wild Hunt,” A Nonet Poem

This week, I'm adding another poetry format to Colleen's Weekly Poetry Challenge that is similar to the Etheree, except there are nine lines instead of ten. Everyone loves the Etheree, and I just couldn't wait till the beginning of the new year to add a similar form. ❤ Many thanks to Jane Dougherty for the … Continue reading “The Wild Hunt,” A Nonet Poem

Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 111, “Celebrate & Number” #SynonymsOnly

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. PLEASE NOTE: Don't forget to count your syllables. Use this site: howmanysyllables.com. Click on the workshop tab. … Continue reading Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 111, “Celebrate & Number” #SynonymsOnly