#Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ April 24, 2020

Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I'll share a card from the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, featuring an uplifting message from the fey. I'll also include a bit of syllabic poetry inspired by the card reading. The Major Arcana contains 22 cards that describe major events and turning points in our … Continue reading #Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ April 24, 2020

Searching for Answers, #TankaProse

This week, Sally Cronin provided our poetry challenge theme prompt. She selected, "the night sky." What a fabulous theme! In this topsy-turvey world we live in, remember to keep striving for the good. Image by skeeze from Pixabay Searching for Answers, #TankaProse Tonight, the sky is awash with dark featherlike clouds whose wispy edges obscure … Continue reading Searching for Answers, #TankaProse

#Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ March 27, 2020

Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I'll share a card from the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, featuring an uplifting message from the fey. I'll also include a bit of syllabic poetry inspired by the card reading. The Major Arcana contains 22 cards that describe major events and turning points in our … Continue reading #Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ March 27, 2020

“Love is,” #Gogyohka

Let's talk more about the Gogyohka syllabic poetry form which uses the 5/7/5/7/7 Tanka line structure. Instead of counting syllables we write in phrases consisting of one spoken breath. I can hear you all now... how can this form fit into the syllabic category if we don't count the syllables? The Gogyohka form by Enta … Continue reading “Love is,” #Gogyohka

“Promises,” #Gogyoka

Thanks to Ken Gierke, I've added the Gogyoka in English to our syllabic poetry forms, bringing the count up to ten. The Gogyoka (pronounced go-gee-yoh-kuh) form is a five-line Japanese form with no restriction on length. Created by Enta Kusakabe in 1983, there are five rules: Gogyohka is a new form of short poem that … Continue reading “Promises,” #Gogyoka

“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

“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

“Cosmic Messages,” #Haibun, Verse Envelope

dawn in the desertbird song awakens the dayheat shimmers in waves The sun warms my back, and I gaze at the stark beauty of the Sonoran desert. 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 … Continue reading “Cosmic Messages,” #Haibun, Verse Envelope

“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

“The Mystery of Creativity,” A Tanka

This week for my poetry challenge, I used the word "scheme" for plan, and the word, "end" for finish. The last few weeks, when my blog was broken, kept me in a constant uproar. I think I had the first real writer's block of my life. It's not like I don't have plenty to write... … Continue reading “The Mystery of Creativity,” A Tanka