Wednesday, March 9, 2022

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #CreateYourOwnPoeticForm #DropDrip @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #poetrycommunity #poems #syllabicpoetry


Hello, beautiful readers! For Colleen's #TankaTuesday weekly poetry challenge this week, she has tasked us with creating our own syllabic poetry form. She specifically asked us to not use any version of a Japanese poem. Since I am just learning syllabic poetry, I'm hoping I abided by this rule. I checked here and here to make sure my form didn't already exist. 

I chose to create a poem that has one line of 1 syllable, two lines of 2 syllables, 3 lines of 3 syllables, 4 lines of 4 syllables, and ends with a 3/2/1 pattern. So, it looks something like this:

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X

In my head, it looks like a large raindrop collecting on a ledge and falling once it's gathered enough weight. So, I'm calling this the Drop Drip. Lol! It is untitled. It should be paired with a picture but should be understood alone as well. And now, here is the first Drop Drip. :-)

(courtesy of @jplenio on Pixabay)

wish

believe

find your

dream catcher

rabbit’s foot

rainbow’s gold

four-leaf clover

falling star’s wish

anchor your soul

but set dreams free

pave your way

embrace

hope



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21 comments:

  1. Aww, Ahh, tremendously lovely. Love the name and the shape and the message in this first one. Yay. You rocked this one. Keep going.

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    1. Thanks, Selma! I appreciate your encouragement and support. :-)

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  2. Well done, Yvette. I am looking forward to more of your "Drop Drip" creations.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I might play around with another one soon. :-)

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  3. Set dreams free..now that's good advice.
    And it does have the rhythm of a gentle rain.

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    1. That makes the form name even better. Thanks for pointing that out, Kerfe. :-)

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  4. This is lovely, Yvette! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  5. Yvette, your drop-drip form is lovely shape poetry. I love this. See how much fun it is to create your own forms? I love it! <3

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    1. At first, I was stressing it out, but then this form came to me as I watched a water droplet fall from my car's trunk. Lol! I'm also loving seeing the forms everyone else is coming up with. :-)

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  6. Thank you for sharing your shaped poetry. I'll need to try this out.

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    1. I'd love to read what you come up with, Linnea. Thanks for stopping by. :-)

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  7. I love your Drop-Drip, Yvette! Just beautiful and the visual you showed for how the syllables would look is very helpful. Great job!

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  8. I like your drop drip. It really looks like a drop of water that gets heavy and falls.
    Sweet advice to accept hope. Yes, we live in hope and that is why we set the alarm for another day. Thanks, Yvette for visiting my blog and sharing my posts! ��

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    1. I appreciate you stopping by, Jane. I'm happy you see the drop of water as well. :-)

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  9. How creative, Yvette. I definitely see the rain drop shape, and the poem is beautiful as is the message. Well done.

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    1. Thank you, Diana! I appreciate the compliment. :-)

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  10. I'm a huge fan of concrete poetry, Yvette, so I love this new form!

    -David [ben Alexander]
    http://skepticskaddish.com/

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    1. Thanks, David! I'd love to see a poem you create with it one day. :-)

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  11. May our dreams fly free, but may we hold them enough to make them come true -
    especially the good ones. :) Lovely pattern!

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