Ovi Poetry Practice Challenge: Valley.

Today Ron from Ronovanwrite’s has changed our Weekly Wednesday Challenge he said : “The Sijo Prompt Challenge has come to an end for now. It’s difficult to come up with good prompt subjects and rather than try to make it to 100 and give mediocre ideas, we’re moving onto another form of poetry. And I didn’t really do it with it what I wanted to. So here we are, a new poetry form to learn about and try.”


As is the case with this blog’s prompt poems, Ovi is a syllabic/metre poetry form. In this case, Ovi is from India, originating in the Marathi language. The Ovi  has been in use in written form since the 13th Century, but the women’s ovee/ovi predates the literary form by at least the 12th Century.

The Ovi are in general, lyrical folk songs expressing love, social irony, and heroic events. They are written in the following scheme.

4 line stanzas, as few as one stanza and up to as many as you like.

8 syllables or less per line

Rhyming is AAAb. The second stanza would be CCCd. The third, EEEf. And so on. Meaning nothing in one stanza must rhyme with anything in the previous stanza. The fourth line does not rhyme.

Notice the rhyming pattern is AAAb or


© willowdot21

The bells ring out loud and so clear
Calling to all from far and near
Uniting all souls without fear
Together we can grow as one.

Bells gather the congregation
Joining in prayer the nation
Raised spirits in contemplation
Together we can grow as one.

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 323, 6/6/2023


短歌 火曜日.

This week’s challenge for Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka is 🌈 Color poetry. Let’s work with the color of your choice in a syllabic poem. FOLLOW the instructions below:

You don’t have to write about “magic.” I found this magical color chart on Pinterest and thought it would help to inspire us in creating a piece of poetry.


  1. From the chart: choose a color and use the color in your syllabic poem.
  2. Also: Choose ONE word from the descriptions under the color you chose, and add it to your syllabic poem.
  3. Remember, if you write a freestyle poem, please include a syllabic form along with it.

This week I have chosen to write a Butterfly Cinquain . The syllable pattern to this is (2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2)

Purple Intuition

Seeing eyes shut
Intuition our guide
Purple is the colour of sight
Us by a mother’s gentle hand
Into the one true light
Where tomorrow

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 465 POP and Blue.

Magical clouds burst
Aquamarine and pastel
Beautiful sky shades.

Haiku Challenge
Ronovanwrite’s .


Ronovan Writes SIJO Wednesday Poetry Challenge #64. Use COMPLETION as your inspiration this week.

Photo by Jordan Benton on Pexels.com

There is always a deadline, be it real or imagined.
Whether it’s the day you are born on or the day you will die the clock never stops ticking.
Nature measures the new seasons by the completion of the old ones.

Ronovan Writes Sijo Challenge Image


Dan The Owl Man.

A blogger I much admire, Dan Antion of No Facilities, told me he’d like to take the quiz on Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge. I encouraged him to have a go and said I would write a Tricube or two for him .

It turns out he is an Owl. Which apparently makes him :

A loner, the owl spirit animal represents vision, freedom, and independence. The owl can inspire you to unlock your full potential and discover your unique talents. If the owl resonates with you, it is likely you enjoy working on your own and value your independence

The Owl

Using hands
You create

Stand alone
You inspire
And you teach

Your hands are
Your best tools
No one’s fool

You see life
And beauty
In dead wood

Your inner
Eye sees all
Carving out

So unique
Those hands can
Craft words too.

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 322, 5/30/2023: Spirit Animal Poetry. Hummingbird.


短歌 火曜日

This week’s challenge is to find your Spirit AnimalTake the quiz at Colleen’s blog. HERE

Well I took the Quiz and I am a Humming bird.


“In most cases, the hummingbird spirit animal is a messenger of joy, love, and good luck. This mighty little bird is also a symbol of beauty, playfulness, and resilience. Those with the hummingbird as their spirit animal tend to be happy. They’re joyful people who love life and all of its challenges”

So if I am to write about the humming bird and it’s spirit I will need a delicate for so I have chosen to write to Tricubes.
Here are the rules of Tricubes:

  • Each line contains three syllables.
  • Each stanza contains three lines.
  • Each poem contains three stanzas.

So we’re talking cubes in mathematical terms (to the third power). No rules for rhymes, meter, etc. Just three, three, and three.

© willowdot21


Wings busy
I bring luck

Yet so fast

And beauty
Giving strength.


So tiny
Mighty yet
So gentle

Always fleet
Catch the eye
Never caught

Spreading joy
Willow Wisp.


Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 464 CREATURE and Happy.

Just as the earth spins
A creature of habit I
Rejoice with the season’s turns

Haiku Challenge
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Ronovan Writes SIJO Wednesday Poetry Challenge #63. Use PET as your inspiration this week.

Yes honest and true and loyal were you always by my side.
You taught me so much , through thick and thin you respond to my touch.
I miss your brown eyes, the feel of your soft coat and wet nose so much.

Ronovan Writes Sijo Challenge Image

Part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Sijo Challenge.

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 321, 5/23/23: Acrostic.


短歌 火曜日

Tanka Tuesday Specific Form Prompt: colorful blocks spell: specific

Colleen, our mentor, said:This week’s challenge is to write a specific form with a twist! And I messed it up, I did not use the words she provided for us. Which are:


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).

Now I did not read the challenge properly and used my own word , Space… Well Colleen pointed this out to me. So here is my second and correct entry .

I chose SPECTER and used the syllables in each line of Eight, Nine, Nine, Eight, Eight, Ten, Ten.

Spirit of the dark a ghostly
hantom swirling through the woods at night
thereal and ghostly you fill
ompletely my soul and body
read carefully for my nerves are
lectric and I am wired to fly
eveal yourself specter and spare my soul

This is part of Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

Lost. A Tricube.

This week Kat at Like Mercury Colliding is writing Tricubes…. as always her poetry choices amaze me and I have to try one …or more this is my first attempt. Thank you Kat.

Here are the rules of tricubes:

  • Each line contains three syllables.
  • Each stanza contains three lines.
  • Each poem contains three stanzas.

So we’re talking cubes in mathematical terms (to the third power). No rules for rhymes, meter, etc. Just three, three, and three.


The painting below is by Dorothea Tanning

Silence reins
No one hears
Me screaming

My smile broad
My eyes dead
Senses cut.

My body
I give in.

© willowdot21


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