Lavender Field

Lavender, Field, Girl, Picking, Basket


Colleen’s challenge is to write in a specific form and she has cited haiku and senryu as the week’s choice. She notes: “The current standards for creating Haiku in English suggest a form with three lines and syllables of 3/5/3 (11 syllables). Even the more abbreviated haiku version with three lines and syllables of 2/3/2 (7 syllables) is now thought of more favorably than the traditional 5/7/5 format.” I have therefore gone with the abbreviated seven syllable form.


Game Time

American Football, Fan, Supporter, Girl

Breath held
Excited anticipation
Dreams that their team will win
They fill the stands

Colleen’s syllabic challenge this week is to write a poem using synonyms for eager and hope. As sports often have reversals, I have gone with a reverse cinquain form.


A Path Made

white rocks on gray rocky ground

Kameron Kincade at Unsplash

Stepping stones o’er rough ground
Walkway for those in need
Helping them to proceed
To their path’s end

And if the way ahead
Seems one found unready
Making steps unsteady
To the path cling

Those who have gone before
The same steps they have made
And the stones they have laid
To bring you home


Colleen’s challenge this week is for the poet to choose the theme of their work. She has also introduced a new syllabic form: the abhanga. It is stanzaic, written in any number of 4 line stanzas, with a syllabic structure of 6-6-6-4 each. It also uses a rhyme scheme of x a a x , x being unrhymed. I have used the attached photo as an additional prompt.