Yesterday I goofed when I provided the rules. I made it look like my rules were how to write a tetractys in its entirety. They weren't and we all were sad because some submissions were not in fact written in tetractys form. I'll stop flogging myself about my poor wording sometime next year.
So today when I say we're using the senyru form, you must go to that link to know exactly how to create one. If you prefer, ask for an explanation in the comment section. I'll respond.
If you are new to this group or contest, go here to learn more and then come back to participate in today's challenge.
Follow these rules:
- Follow the syllable count
- Follow the subject theme
- You have freedom to make line breaks as you choose or none at all.
- Today's prompt: although Japanese poetry like haiku and senyru are not usually titled, we will title ours. For your title: Use a name of someone on Gather. If you are hesitant to do that, use your own name as it appears on Gather.
- Publish so that the date stamped is April 10th and only stamped once unless you provide a clarifying comment.
- Tag with MP2012
- Publish to Mindful Poetry (and other groups as you wish)
Read today's submissions by others and comment. Here's the link.
Yesterday we received 21 tetractys submissions to the Mindful Poetry Contest. Here is the Poem-of-the-Day.
Good luck! Have fun! Read and comment on other contestants here.