Autumn Leaves Must Fall, Troiku

Kerfe selected the form for this week's #TankaTuesday challenge. It's the Troiku, explained HERE. I stuck to the 5-7-5 syllable count out of habit. However, the way the example shows, only 13 syllables were used. It's free-style micro-poetry, so I think whatever you're comfortable with works. Photo by Craig Adderley on the wheel of… Continue reading Autumn Leaves Must Fall, Troiku

“Tired,” #ShareYourDay, #TankaTuesday,

Our #TankaTuesday challenge this week was to share our day (or week) and write a piece of syllabic poetry to go with the image. I wrote a Badger's Hexastich. My week was not interesting, to say the least. Sophie, then Chloe—The Unicorn Cats On Monday, we did some furniture moving, which is always exhausting. The… Continue reading “Tired,” #ShareYourDay, #TankaTuesday,

“A Norse Halloween,” A #Tanka

I have been so busy that I couldn't find time to write a poem for my own poetry challenge for the last couple of weeks. Today, I vowed to find the time and I did! I used the word, "somber" for grave, and "reluctant" for afraid. A Norse Halloween Somber winternights— daylight wanes and the… Continue reading “A Norse Halloween,” A #Tanka