TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 273, 5/10/22, #SpecificForm

Sally Cronin has selected  the butterfly cinquain as this week's form.The Butterfly Cinquain is an unrhymed, nine-line syllabic poem with 2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2 syllables per line.  summersun bakes land downhard and brown to sizzlesweaty precipitation beadsdrizzlemelting sweet icy popsiclesi lick in ecstasycalories groani smile Via: https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/05/10/tankatuesday-poetry-challenge-no-273-specificform/?amp=1

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 272: #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry

Happy Mother's Day to all!Mother's love,a palette of so many colours encompassing different facets of life-pure, selfless and unconditionalThis Tanka is an Ode to love that nurtures us all! fragrant rosy huedis solace of mother's loveazured love boundlessrolling back to share love morebrowned -yellowed yet eternal Via : https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/05/03/tankatuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-272-tastetherainbow-color-poetry/?amp=1

NaPoWriMo 2022/TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 270 #PhotoPrompt

This challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. D. L. Finn provided the photo for this month’s challenge I have attempted a Garland Cinquain Harmony blue surfinfinite depthsteeming with so much life-symbiotic vibrant clusterblossoms deep calmits all aroundplayfully gambollingdiving into deep dark depths yetundrowned freedomabounds unchainedwaltzing to nature's rhythmresonating harmonic notesgentle fearlessto speak their mindsmelodious whistlingonly… Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2022/TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 270 #PhotoPrompt

TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 269, 4/12/22, #Colleen’s SpecificForm:TankaProse/NaPoWriMo 2022

Loving Myself Somedays the knees creak and the other days my back protests aloud. But I am one stubborn soul!I shall run and squat and climb up the ladder to reach the highest shelf. I shall do hoppety- skippety jumps around the house and walk twice for same errand to cover my 10000 steps. I… Continue reading TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 269, 4/12/22, #Colleen’s SpecificForm:TankaProse/NaPoWriMo 2022

TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 268: 4/5/22 #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry

I have taken a Tanka to play with some colours red roses pressed tightbetween lined yellowed pagesage ombred true love cached-crimson flames in withered loveinfuse life into greyed dreams Via: https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/04/05/tankatuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-268-4-5-22-tastetherainbow-color-poetry/?amp=1

TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 267, 3/29/22, #ShareYourDay

This week's challenge is #ShareYourDay to get to know each other better. We have to take a photo and write a syllabic poem about our day. I have written a GogyohkaThe photo is of my temple where I pray and meditate.And right now,I am in Zen mode for fasting for 9 days. Detox of mind… Continue reading TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 267, 3/29/22, #ShareYourDay

TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 266, 3/22/22, #THEMEPROMPT

Donna Matthews from last month’s challenge picked this month’s theme as FIRE &  WATER I have attempted a Tanka Prose Strange are Nature's Ways Winters are a distant memory in spring that is no more.The pleasant days that thaw the icy dew sizzle and have become incredibly hot.The cuckoo that sang each year is heard no more… Continue reading TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 266, 3/22/22, #THEMEPROMPT

TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 265 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

Title: Russian DancersArtist: Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)Date: 1899 via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/459097 I have written a chōka dance in tapping trancedeathly silence all aroundwaltzing to Fate's rhythmtwirling away Pain's lashesdewy drops recallflaming fires from skies burningland to ashy dusthome and hearth loved now no morewhat they lost is gone for sure Via : https://wp.me/p4xNpg-cZb

TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 264, 3/8/22 #Create Your Own Syllabic Form

I have invented the form Qelegy.It is an elegy of sequence of quatrains.I have used rhyming scheme ABAB with 4,8,8,4 syllables in four lines of each stanza. An Elegy to Peace dark is the nightveiled in misty nebulous glowfaraway stars hide in sheer frightas canons blow fireball in skyroared with incendiary blaststo suck out life… Continue reading TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 264, 3/8/22 #Create Your Own Syllabic Form

TankaTuesday 2/8/22 #Poetry Challenge No. 260, #SpecificForm: Abhanga

My kind of love my kind of love aglowswhen shaded shadows diein obsidian skyundauntedly my kind of love dances-a wild dandelionfloating to Oriona microcosm my kind of love's dulcetnotes of mirthful tremblemake fears disassemblein wild tempests Via : https://wp.me/p4xNpg-cT7