“The Circle of Life” #Senryu

This week for our poetry challenge, I chose the theme, "the circle of life." On Monday, I'll reblog someone's poem and offer them the opportunity to choose the theme for next month. I like the idea of more participation and choice by the challenge participants. This should be fun! The use of themes is a … Continue reading “The Circle of Life” #Senryu

“Promises,” #Gogyoka

Thanks to Ken Gierke, I've added the Gogyoka in English to our syllabic poetry forms, bringing the count up to ten. The Gogyoka (pronounced go-gee-yoh-kuh) form is a five-line Japanese form with no restriction on length. Created by Enta Kusakabe in 1983, there are five rules: Gogyohka is a new form of short poem that … Continue reading “Promises,” #Gogyoka

Monday’s Walk, Traditional & Current #Haiku Forms #MondayBlogs

I didn't get a chance to use the prompt words this week for my own poetry challenge, so please forgive me. I left early for my walk this morning. My phone shared the news that the weather was a mild 55 degrees F. Yet, I knew better. The winds in western Arizona howl across the … Continue reading Monday’s Walk, Traditional & Current #Haiku Forms #MondayBlogs

“Memories Locked in Stone,” A #Nonet, #writephoto,

All posts will be featured in the weekly round-up on Thursday, 23rd January at 10am GMT, linking back to the original posts of contributors.Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.Submit your link by noon (GMT)  Wednesday … Continue reading “Memories Locked in Stone,” A #Nonet, #writephoto,

#Haiku & #Senryu Poetry Forms

Now that I've got the 2019 Poet of the Week Compilation sorted, I wanted to talk more about writing and creating Haiku and Senryu in English with the traditional rules and what I call the "current" rules. Read my post here: 5/7/5 vs 3/5/3 & 2/3/2 Haiku & Senryu Styles for more information. My challenge … Continue reading #Haiku & #Senryu Poetry Forms