Time for the October Poetry Writing Month at #OctPoWriMo!
The “Weekly Tanka Challenge Prompt” is now also a Poetry Challenge (any form).
Use the weekly poetry prompt “sunset & theme” to write a poem – any form, your choice, also please feel free to substitute these prompt words with a “synonym”.
sunset vision, free
enjoying the color theme
ocean calmly smooth
peace is all around me now
another day nearly gone
Tanka Poetry – consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of 5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.
The first three lines (5/7/5) are the upper phase. This upper stage is where you create an image in your reader’s mind.
The last two lines (7/7) of a Tanka poem are called the lower phase. The final two lines should express the poet’s ideas about the image that was created in the three lines above.
Reverse Etheree Poetry – The only difference is that the syllabic count is reversed: 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Free Verse – No limitations
Sidlak Poetry – is a structured poetry consisting of five lines with 3-5-7-9 syllables and a color. The last line must be a color that describes the whole poem or the feeling of the writer.
Etheree Poetry – Syllabic Pattern: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10, Rhyme: None
Double Etheree – Two Etheree stanzas, where the second one is reversed.Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1Rhyme not required
Triolet Poetry – consists of 8 lines. Line 1, 4 and 7 are the same line repeated. So are lines 2 and 8. No syllable count, although the preferred one for repeating forms is the standard eight syllables. Rhyme ABaAabAB, capital letters representing repeated lines
Haiku/Senryu Poetry – Here is an in-depth description of Haiku/Senryu Poem (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku.
Shadorma Poetry– is a Spanish poetic form. A poem of six lines 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllables no set rhyme scheme. It can have many stanzas, as long as each follows the meter.
Bussokusekika Poetry – a pattern of 5-7-5-7-7-7 Tanka poem with an extra phrase of seven added on at the end.
Retourne Poetry is a French form of poetry and its all about repetition. It contains four quatrains and each line has eight syllables. (16 lines, 8/8/8/8)
The trick is that the first stanza second line ,must also be the second stanza first line, the first stanza third line is the third stanza first, and the first stanza fourth line is the fourth stanza first. Retournes do not have to rhyme. (rhyme optional)
Tetractys – 5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20), it can be written with more than one verse but must follow suit with an inverted syllable count.
Double Tetractys A decastich (10-line stanza) with an emphasis on the syllabic count of each line. Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-10-10-4-3-2-1 It should express a complete thought and may be on any theme and express any mood. Rhyme is optional.
- You can use the photo above, your own or no photo at all.
- The choice is yours, write any style of poetry you wish with the prompt
Copy and paste the link to your finished poem in the comments below. I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on Twitter, as I receive them.
Bloggers that posted on the Weekly Tanka Prompt – Poetry Challenge – Week 116 – 3 October 2018 – Endangered & Animals
Joelle LeGendre – Author of Ranting Along blog, loves writing and her animals, a blog with humor that you just have to smile.
Helene Vaillant – A lady in her seventies writing haiku, stories, poem and reflections at ”Willow Poetry”
Frank J Tassone – Writer, Teacher, Husband and father, he has a Haijin in Action blog.
The Dark Netizen – Author of The Dark Netizen Blog writes mostly Flash Fiction, also some Haiku poetry.
Reena Saxena – Founder of ReInventions — Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant.
Erhynireh – Author of Erhynireh.Wordpress.com, says she is a sentimental fool, I say – Not true, she is a very caring lady I have known for some years on WordPress platform, I fully recommend her as a great writer.
Bob – Author of Bob FairField Website, He has very interesting poetry, great site to check out.
The Bag Lady – Cheryl is a widow, handicapped, a constant writer on her blog, loves doing most things.