From the chart: choose a color and use the color in your syllabic poem.Also: Choose ONE word from the descriptions under the color you chose, and add it to your syllabic poem.Remember, if you write a freestyle poem, please include a syllabic form along with it.
Mangos – Tanka Poetry
Red-ripe mangos hang In a tree full of treasure Hoping they will fall Strength of the tree gives me life A reminder to grow free
I wrote this because there are three trees, in different yards, that I walk by in the mornings. The trees are so full of ripe mangos and I yearn to jump up and grab them or bring back a broom and whack them out of the trees. I don’t know the owners so I won’t be doing either but there is so much there it pains me to watch them go to waste. A few months ago, in a different yard, there was a tree full of grapefruit. I wish I could pick any of them. If my fruit trees start to grow so much fruit I will put it out by my mailbox to share with others for free.
Write an acrostic poem with a syllable count of 8, 9, or 10 syllables per line (all the same, or a mixture of syllable counts, is fine).
Next Tuesday, May 31st, I will be presenting the scholarship in my son’s name, to two graduates of his high school. The Joseph Bialczak Excellence in Mathematics Scholarship. This was made to honor his legacy. ❤️
Letting the world know you were here Engaging your memory often Grasp the impact you had on others’ lives Asking the world to remember you Carrying memories day to day Your memory will live forever
This week’s challenge is a photo prompt. This year, [I’ve] asked my friend, and photographer, Terri Webster Schrandt, from secondwindleisure.com to share her photos with us for inspiration. Terri runs a weekly photo challenge called Sunday Stills. Check it out HERE. She has graciously added some of our poetry to her challenge. What a great link-up between friends!
Picked to perfection Taken into the kitchen Poised in a glass vase To be admired for days My garden treasure
WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This week, Kerfe Roig selected the words: “mingle and drift“ PLEASE support the other poets by visiting blogs and leaving comments. Peer reviews help poets perfect their writing craft. Remember… sharing is caring. For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in the forms defined on the Poetry Challenge Cheat sheet below: View Cheatsheet
Please use the above haiku to inspire your own syllabic poetry. There’s a lot to unpack in these words. What will your interpretation be? Go where the words take you.
Ode to Sue’s Haiku
A blanketed veil of moisture obscures the Orb of Night At a distance morn’s bleached hues detectable at a distant perspective Scorching star lifts up sans cognizance A regenerated diurnal course ensues.
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