“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

#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

“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”

“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

Be Careful What You Wish For… #Double Nonet

I haven't taken part in my own poetry challenge for a couple of weeks. I'm getting down to the nitty gritty on Word Craft ~ the Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry and I'm still hunting for a few poetry forms. So, this double nonet will serve as an example to that specific form. I might … Continue reading Be Careful What You Wish For… #Double Nonet

My Conundrum, #Gogyohka

This week for the poetry challenge,  Linda Lee Lyberg selected some interesting synonyms: nimble, for which I used the word lithe; and for the word enigma, I used the word, crux. First, how has your week gone? I've had a week of false starts, computer issues, WiFi and phone problems, miscellaneous errands, and other crazy … Continue reading My Conundrum, #Gogyohka

The Old Gods, #Garland Cinquain

This week for the poetry challenge, I want to share a garland cinquain. This poem is created with a 2/4/6/8/2 syllable count for each of the five stanzas. The last stanza is where it gets interesting. You take line one from the first stanza, line two from the second stanza, etc. until you've created the … Continue reading The Old Gods, #Garland Cinquain

“In Retrospect,” #Haibun, #FlashFiction

To get back into the swing of writing, I've combined my weekly #PhotoPrompt poetry challenge and the Carrot Ranch prompt into one piece. The April 23, 2020, Carrot Ranch prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about distance dating. It can be any genre, era, or setting. Who is dating, and … Continue reading “In Retrospect,” #Haibun, #FlashFiction