Older than Haiku, Tanka is another form of ancient Japanese poetry. Traditional Japanese Tanka is written in one straight line, but in English the line is divided into five syllabic units: 5-7-5-7-7. In the best Tanka poem, the five lines flow seamlessly into one thought. Tanka poems were traditionally written to evoke a moment or …
A Cento poem is easy to create. A Cento is created by stitching the lines of other poems together to form a brand new poem. Each line must come from a different poetic source. Below you’ll find a short Cento I’ve created and the source for each line of poem. * * * * Down …
I learned about this nasty testing situation today when visiting Angry Chicken. I think you will all agree that the current drive for mandatory testing for all handmade toys made for kids under 12 to be overkill and a threat to artists and crafters across our country. Please take some time to learn what you …
I’m always on the lookout for jewelry that depicts the glorious cat. I just love this cat cameo pin of resin and sterling silver. You can learn more about the pin at Etsy.
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