I am flexing my poetry muscles and taking advantage of Colleen Chesebro Tuesday Poetry Challenge expertise to practice. This week… Colleen has not given us any prompt words and given us the freedom to express our own words.
Here is my effort…
WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY
Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry?
HERE’S THE CATCH: It’s the first of the month and poets get to choose their own words!
I hope you will support the other poets with visits to blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too.
PLEASE NOTE: This challenge is for Tanka, Haiku, Senryu, Haibun, and Cinquain poetry forms. Freestyle rhyming poetry is not part of this challenge. Thank you. ❤
Please note: We are all students of poetry. I have given you the instructions on how to write the different forms. Try your best to be as exact as you can. There are no tests, and I don’t grade your work. LOL!
The most meaningful change you will learn about is in writing a Haiku vs. a Senryu. Also, remember, pronunciation in various parts of the world will affect your syllable count. Go with your gut on deciding the syllable count. You are the poet and the creator of your work.
I sponsor this challenge to help poets learn how to write various forms of poetry. Remember, if you are sending your poetry for publication in literary journals, contests, or self-publishing, you should know the correct forms and use them.
For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in one of the forms defined below. Click on the links to learn about each form:
HAIKU IN ENGLISH 5/7/5 syllable structure. A Haiku is written about seasonal changes, nature, and change in general.
TANKA IN ENGLISH 5/7/5/7/7 syllable structure. Your Tanka will consist of five lines written in the first-person point of view. This is important because the poem should be written from the perspective of the poet.
HAIBUN IN ENGLISH Every Haibun must begin with a title. Haibun prose is composed of short, descriptive paragraphs, written in the first-person singular.
If you would like to participate then please head over to find out more: Colleen Chesebro Tuesday Poetry Challenge
Thanks for visiting and I hope you will participate in the this fun and interesting challenge.. Sally