#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 282, 7/26/22, #THEMEPROMPTWELCOME TO TANKA

 Harmony selected this month’s theme as“The Longest Day” I have written an Alouette, created by Jan Turner It consists of two or more stanzas of 6 lines each, (12 lines or more)with the following set rules:Syllabic: 5/5/7/5/5/7 andRhyme Scheme: aabccb.This Alouette is about that long day when you forget everything to Shake hands with that stranger… Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 282, 7/26/22, #THEMEPROMPTWELCOME TO TANKA

Miracles

Miracles We seekTo turn the wheels Stuck in tarred mud,An invisible handWould jerk us out of the vicious mire.Hoping that averse tides will mellow downAnd gentle waves will roll,And we only drift alongin tranquil slumber.Wishing that stormy tornadosDie down,And wisps of gentle breezecaress my soul,With love,I seek.Deluged with scary dread,I gasp and choke,Floating in tired… Continue reading Miracles

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 278, #SpecificForm: tanka prose

Image from washttps://www.pexels.com/photo/human-green-eye-reflecting-building-and-blue-sky-4526475/ Illusion She lived in a bubble caged in the glassy cocoon. Seeing the outside world in a pristine hues that merely refracted the veiled truth her life was a frothy placebo weaving an illusionary web. And then Tides turned! Tossed and battered in the vicious vortex,she simply drifted along.tempests burst bubble.tossing her… Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 278, #SpecificForm: tanka prose

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 276, 5/31/22, #ShareYourDay

Image from https://images.app.goo.gl/6Qp71f6nGBYU9m1e6 I have written an Argonelles. It is composed of an unlimited amount of 5-line stanzas (quintains). The syllable count is 2-6-8-8-6, with line 2 & 5 having the same syllable count and limes 3 & 4 composed of the same syllable count. The rhyme scheme of an Argonelles is : a-b-c-c-b. Day… Continue reading #TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 276, 5/31/22, #ShareYourDay

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

NaPoWriMo 2022-Soul Sonnet

Today's challenge is to write a curtal sonnet. This is a variation on the classic 14-line sonnet. The curtal sonnet form was developed by Gerard Manley Hopkins, and he used it for what is probably his most famous poem, “Pied Beauty.” A curtal sonnet has eleven lines, instead of the usual fourteen, and the last line… Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2022-Soul Sonnet