This week, I have mainly been writing tanka, as I’ve been trying to learn more about the form for the EIF Poetry Challenge. There are a few other forms in here too. Do let me know what you think; I’m always interested to know which micro-poems work best and why. This is a new style of writing for me, and the whole exercise is a learning curve.
Thank you to everyone else who took part in my #poetryparty this week, including:
You may already know some of these fine poets from WordPress: now is the time to discover their Twitter alter-egos! If you feel like taking part, all you need is a Twitter account. Follow the instructions in my pinned tweet and join in whenever the muse takes you…
Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
First comment! You must have scared people off with the high standard of your work. Surely not! I loved your final Tanka about the words flying to greet you. I keep meaning to put a notebook by my bed to stop me going to sleep trying to remember a line I have just thought of. 😂
Sometimes in that half-asleep state the most poetic thoughts come! Thanks for your kind comment Hobbo 🙏
You’re welcome. I must keep a notebook by the bed. Dauphy…remind me please!
I enjoyed reading all of your poems, Ingrid. I loved “The Golden Dawn” with its possibilities of the day to come. I found the final poem very relatable, as I often wake up to write. Enjoy your weekend! <3
Thank you, Cheryl, it was such a beautiful morning! Have a wonderful weekend ❤️
Yay! Thanks for the shoutout and the inspiration to get into Twitter Poetry. It’s a new experience but a good one for sure 🙂 I loved your tanka series! Especially the last one: “Mists of sleep” that’s so awesome, Ingrid! (^_^)
It’s my pleasure! The tanka series is not over yet…
oh my Ingrid I don’t know where to start or which on I like most!
Your picture was perfect for this post!!! So amazing actually. They were all stunning to me and I truly couldn’t pick one. It inspires me to learn more and keep writing, hearing your words of heart and soul! Bravo.. !!! 👏👏👏❤️
Oh thank you, Cindy – that is too kind 🙏 there’s so much to be inspired by here where I live; I’m very lucky ❤️
You are so welcome! That is a great gift and you are spreading you teaching near and far~ ❤️
I might put together a course if I ever get the time 🤪
Great idea although it seems like you already do. But oh and get paid!!! Yay! we could do a trade… and never sleep.. lol
I love the final tanka, Ingrid! How many times I have felt that same way I cannot count . . .
Thank you so much, Jaya! It is not a bad feeling…
My favorite is the cloud tanka. (K)