Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #11. Use EXCITEMENT as your inspiration this week.

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Tingling in your body and your hair stands on end.
Your heart beats faster skipping beats, sweat prickles your brow .
Anticipation and excitement are natures healthy drugs, keeping the world turning

31 words
46 syllables.

PART OF RONOVANWRITE’S WEEKLY SIJO CHALLENGE.

One Liner Wednesday. 25.May 2022.

Part of LindaGHill’s One-Liner Wednesday.

My favourite type of Spider 🕸️

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THIS IS PART OF LINDAGHILL’S One Liner Wednesday.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 409 NATURE and Space.

Haiku Challenge
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This week Ron’s prompt made me think of mother nature protecting her children. For Nature I use the word Gaia and for Space I used Universe.

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Gaia cast her stars
Far into the universe
To save them from man

Part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 408 LEAF and Tote.

Haiku Challenge
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I have used synonyms for leaf and tote in my Haiku today. Browses and Shifts for Leaf and Tote.

© willowdot21

the soft wind browses
it shifts grass this way and that
nature’s slow dancing.

This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge.

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #7. Use PERFECTION as your inspiration this week.

A sunset red and gold is stunning, nature at her best.
Crystal clear starry night, crisp and white midwinter snow pristine.
Blossom on a bough smells devine, nature excells and keeps evolving.

32 words
45 syllables

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PART OF RONOVANWRITE’S WEEKLY SIJO CHALLENGE.

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #6. Use GRACE as your inspiration this week.

© willowdot21

Nature knows to accept age with good grace, nothing stops time’s pace.
Trees ignore wrinkles in their bark, happy to hear a song lark.
We’d learn from nature, she has the measure of the universe.

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35 words
45 syllables

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This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Sijo Challenge.

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 270 #PhotoPrompt

This challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. D. L. Finn provided the photo for this month’s challenge:

This week we have been given a beautiful photo to write an Ekphrastic poem. These beautiful Dolphins who inhabit our oceans, sadly we are not taking care of our planet or our Dolphin brothers and sisters. Here are my questions and apologies to them. The form I have used is a double Etheree.

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TRUE BLUE

How
long have
We known you
You live better
Kinder lives than us
Your world is filled with blue
A gentle blue, full of truth
Your song fills the oceans with joy
Truly you are God’s favoured creatures
Are we jealous or just indifferent.

To capture you and put you on display.
God hangs his head at our behaviour.
He made us all in his image.
Why, do we litter the seas
Ignorant to your plight
We still carry on
One day we’ll find
The sea dead
And you
Gone.

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THIS IS PART OF COLLEEN’S TANKA TUESDAY

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #2. Use SEASON as your inspiration this week.

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This is the second week of the new form of poetry Ron has set for us to try. Yes, the Décima Challenge has come to an end after 100 weeks.

Now we have 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.

To know how many syllables in a particular word try HowManySyllables.com.

  • The first line of the Sijo usually sets the theme.
  • The second line elaborates on the first line.
  • The third line brings the poem matter to a close.

The setting can be nature, a favorite season, or some event of your day. Something, as I mentioned above that can be contemplative in nature.

Within each of the three lines there is usually a pause. Reading your Sijo out loud will help with using the correct form. I have my pauses punctuated by commas and full stops.

© willowdot21

Three days into Spring. Clear blue skies not a cloud to be seen.
I stand in the garden, feeling the sun’s warmth on my face.
All around me new life bursts forth. Green grass sprouts and colourful flowers.

38 words
45 syllables
204 characters.

THIS IS PART OF RONOVANWRITE’S WEEKLY SIJO

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #1. Use the word (BLUE) this week.

Our host Ron has suggested we try a new disapline this week, as the Décima Challenge has come to an end after 100 weeks. 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.

There are:

Three Lines
14-16 syllables per line
A total of 44-46 syllables for the entire poem.
To know how many syllables in a particular word try HowManySyllables.com.
Here is my first attempt summer.

© willowdot21

Summer

Summer spreads her green and floral skirt, her bare feet covered in dew.

Tripping lightly through the meadows spreading her hues as she goes.

Each day, her hair wreathed in blue she brings beauty to all of us.

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THIS IS PART OF RONOVANWRITE’S WEEKLY SIJO CHALLENGE.

37 words
206 characters
46 syllables.

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 263, 3/1/22: #Tastetherainbow-Colour Poetry.

Hello everyone. Colleen said “This week, let’s have fun with the colour of March: GREEN!

Green is one of those colours that includes many shades. This colour also has different meanings not associated with the color.

This week’s challenge is to choose your own syllabic form and a shade of green to feature in your syllabic poem. You’ll receive bonus points if you don’t use the name: green. You’ll also receive bonus points if you can also incorporate a different meaning for the word green in your poem.

I have decided to do a Haiku using new apprentice, meaning green, no experience. Verdant meaning, lush and green, and Viridesence meaning greenish or becoming green.

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Spring

mother nature’s new
apprentice perfects leafy
shades so verdant.
the rain quenches them gently
earth dressed in viridesence.

THIS IS PART OF COLLEEN’S TANKA TUESDAY.

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