Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #38. Use REVEAL as your inspiration this week.

©vicarmaureen/ © willowdot21.

Draw back the curtains let in the light greet the dawn banish the night
Open your heart be honest and true
Undo the blinkers from your eyes
Reveal the truth you know you can be at one with Gaia’s plan

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Part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Sijo Challenge.

TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 300, 11/29/22, #ShareYourDay

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY!

Colleen said “This is the last poetry challenge for 2022. I’ll return on January 3, 2023, with a new year of poetry challenges.”

This is our 300th #TankaTuesday Challenge!!

It’s the fifth Tuesday of the month! #ShareYourDay is a way to get to know each other better. Take a photo and write a syllabic poem about your day. Don’t think on it too hard. Make it fun. The photo does not need to be a selfie. If you don’t have access to a camera, find an image on Pixabay.com (please add the credits) that best describes your day.

© willowdot21.

This Reflects our life
The kitchen is our true hub.
Life turned upside down.

PART OF COLLEEN’S TUESDAY TANKA CHALLENGE

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 199, 11/22/22, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

We’re closing in on the end of this year’s #TankaTuesday poetry challenges. There is only one more challenge remaining. Are you ready for a theme prompt? Eugi selected this month’s theme: THE GRAY SCARF.

I have chosen to write a Kouta. This is a poem in 4 lines. (an occasional 5th line may appear) often a standalone poem, but it can be accompanied by other Koutas with the same theme.
Syllabic, variable odd numbered syllable lengths, the most common patterns are written in lines of alternating 7-5-7-5 syllables or 7-7-7-5 syllables.
secular, personal, themes of ordinary life often include onomatopoeia. I have chosen to write about verse Kouta.

Gray Scarf.

T’was synonymous to her
Always the gray scarf
Neither silk like nor too harsh
It was a comfort.

When time scurries by, rush rush
The gray scarf stood still in time
The gentle beat of her heart
Sand through a timer.

It was our comfort and rock
Warming old gray scarf
Protecting us from the world
It’s bitter harshness.

Always, it was, safe harbour
Where is the beloved gray scarf ?
I so long to feel it’s warmth.
Like Mother’s soft hand.

Part Of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 437 FATE and Pleased.

Haiku Challenge
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© willowdot21

Fate swelled full of pride
So very pleased with herself
Her heart fit to burst

THIS IS PART OF RONOVANWRITE’S WEEKLY HAIKU CHALLENGE.

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #36. Use FREE as your inspiration this week.

© willowdot21

A kiss, hug or we cuddle, mean so much to me, especially as they’re free
No price for sunrise or sunset fresh from God’s palette
Mother Gaia gives all her gifts and fruits free, how do we repay?

PART OF RONOVANWRITE’S WEEKLY SIJO.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 436 EMPTY and Revive.

Running on empty
Autumn is almost quite spent
Yet earth will revive

Haiku Challenge
Ronovanwrite’s

THIS PART OF RONOVANWRITE’S WEEKLY HAIKU

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #35. Use COPE as your inspiration this week.

We all espire to better and rise above the norm.
Like the sun chases the moon hoping to outrun the dawn .
Hope hides but won’t desert us, in that we trust, even when our plans turn to dust.

THIS IS PART OF RONOVANWRITE’S WEEKLY SIJO CHALLENGE

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 297, 11/8/2022, #SpecificForm: Kouta

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY!

Hello, this week Colleen has asked us to write a Kouta for her specific form.

The elements of Kouta are:

a poem in 4 lines. (an occasional 5th line may appear)
a standalone poem, but its often is accompanied by other Koutas with the same theme.
syllabic, variable odd numbered syllable lengths, the most common patterns are written in lines of alternating 7-5-7-5 syllables or 7-7-7-5 syllables.
secular, personal, themes of ordinary life.
often include onomatopoeia (defined above).

Dreams

© willowdot21,

Rasping breath deep in her throat
Pit pat, pit pat paws
So slow now but she is loved.
Little hands caress

Dreams of speed and days gone by
She was a first class guide dog
The shrill trill of the whistle
A far off echo.

🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾

THIS IS PART OF COLLEEN TUESDAY TANKA CHALLENGE

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 435 CATCHER and Thought.

pixabay

Who would have thought that
Age, great catcher of youth makes
All things go arye.

Haiku Challenge
Ronovanwrite’s .

Part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #34. Use DANCE as your inspiration this week.

Fleet feet fly like Autumn leaves scurrying and hurrying by.
They dance the harvest jig, the witches fandango, the end of year polka.
The seasons girate and spin Mother Nature is dancing.

Ronovan Writes Sijo Challenge Image

The Sijo, a Korean form believed to have first been used in the fourteenth century. It is similar in structure to various Japanese forms such as Haiku. As with many forms of poetry, the Sijo became a preferred poetry form of the yangban or ruling class as well as royalty. They were written in Chinese and were originally short songs set to music. The focus of the Sijo is usually nature and contemplation. We’ll try that to begin with.

You should use the word in the title of this post as your inspiration as either a theme of the Sijo or in the poem itself.

There are:

  • Three Lines
  • 14-16 syllables per line
  • A total of 44-46 syllables for the entire poem.

THIS IS PART OF RONOVANWRITE’S WEEKLY SIJO CHALLENGE.

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