Harvest Moon Magic, #Tanka

I'm combining challenges this week because there never seems to be enough time to get everything done. How many of you feel the same way? Anyway, Frank J. Tassone's Haikai challenge asks us to use the Harvest Moon (meigetsu) in the haikai poem of our choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga. My challenge asks … Continue reading Harvest Moon Magic, #Tanka

Mabon Blessings, Solo Renga

Photo by Designecologist on Pexels.com Frank Tassone's Haikai challenge for this week asks us to write the haikai poem of our choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the Autumn (Spring) equinox (shunbun). Click HERE to find Frank's challenge post. I've added a bit of prose to my solo renga as … Continue reading Mabon Blessings, Solo Renga

“Apocalypse Now” #Haibun

For my weekly syllables only poetry challenge this week, I've written this haibun using scented for the word, hint; and bright, for the the word, bold. Image Credit: Todd Chesebro, San Francisco, CA "Apocalypse Now" #Haibun Is the myth of an Apocalypse a reality? Has mankind finally finished decimating our planet? The mother goddess is … Continue reading “Apocalypse Now” #Haibun

Discussion: Renga, Solo-Renga, Solo No Renga, or Tanka? “The Feel of Spring,” Solo renga

For my weekly poetry challenge post this week, let's discuss the Japanese form called the Renga. By the way, this syllable counting site rocks: writerlywords.com. How Many Syllables.com seems to have been hacked this week, along with my social media email. What a mess! Renga... You'll hear this term in the poetry community and like … Continue reading Discussion: Renga, Solo-Renga, Solo No Renga, or Tanka? “The Feel of Spring,” Solo renga