“The Rebirth,” #Tanka

John Bauer Art The Tanka Tuesday #PhotoPrompt challenge for this week explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). Diana Peach from last month’s challenge has provided the photo for this month’s challenge, seen above. "The Rebirth," #Tanka the forest's womb holds my reflection in limbo— grief cleanses my soul saying goodbye, my tears fall another rebirth awaits ©2020 … Continue reading “The Rebirth,” #Tanka

Harvest Moon Magic, #Tanka

I'm combining challenges this week because there never seems to be enough time to get everything done. How many of you feel the same way? Anyway, Frank J. Tassone's Haikai challenge asks us to use the Harvest Moon (meigetsu) in the haikai poem of our choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga. My challenge asks … Continue reading Harvest Moon Magic, #Tanka

#FAIRY #TAROT #FRIDAY: September 4, 2020

Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I'll share a card from either the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, or from the Inspirational Visions Oracle deck by Judy Mastrangelo. As usual, I'll share a bit of poetic inspiration to go along with the card. This week, we're using the Inspirational Visions … Continue reading #FAIRY #TAROT #FRIDAY: September 4, 2020

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 Goddess, Freyja – A #Tanka

Merril D. Smith shared a quote from William Shakespeare and The Merchant of Venice, for this week's poetry challenge. “How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”― William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice We've had a few big happenings in our little house in the desert. After … Continue reading The Goddess, Freyja – A #Tanka

#Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ May 15, 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 ~ May 15, 2020

“Disappearing,” #Tanka #Prose

The image is from Pixabay, by Michael Seibt Diana Peach sure picked a doozy of an image for us to work with for our photo challenge this week. I thought long and hard. I kept zeroing in on the poppy and the snake. There was a story there, and I had to tell it. I … Continue reading “Disappearing,” #Tanka #Prose

“Monsoon Madness,” A #Haibun #Tanka

The challenge words for this week's poetry challenge are "character and wild." I used tempestuous for character, and howling for wild. Here in Arizona, the weather forecasters speak of "the monsoon season" and the destruction it sometimes wrecks across Phoenix and Maricopa County. "Not to worry," I said. We've lived through blizzards, sub-zero temperatures, hurricanes, … Continue reading “Monsoon Madness,” A #Haibun #Tanka

“Fake News,” #Tanka

This week, I shared my ideas about writing political poetry. You can read that article HERE. Political poetry is difficult to write. You don't want to preach, but you also want to get your feelings across to others. How do you do that? To start, you can choose a topic that brings you the most … Continue reading “Fake News,” #Tanka

“Aftershocks,” A #Tanka

It's the beginning of the month and my Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge gives poets the opportunity to use their own words. There is no need to use synonyms, unless you want to. I delved into the political arena this week with my poem "Aftershocks." Tanka poetry is written from the perspective of the poet. … Continue reading “Aftershocks,” A #Tanka