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COLLEEN’S #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE, “Praise & Excite,” NO. 88 – RECAP, #SYNONYMSONLY

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Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the poetry from poets around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines.

Each week, I like to highlight a poet who I call the Poet of the Week, who has shared an exceptional message, or shown an impassioned creativity through words or form. Poetry is all about perception, so don’t be shocked if you don’t feel the same way about a poem that I do. ❤

POET OF THE WEEK

This week, I’ve chosen Annette Rochelle Aben to be the Poet of the Week, for her poem, Praise & Excite.

Tanka poems are usually more serious but this poem caught my eye because it’s funny! One way to tell if your Tanka poem is “good” is to read it backward. If it still makes sense you know you have achieved poetic success.

This poem stands alone with no additional images needed. Your imagination does all the work for you. I dare you not to laugh at the ending! 😀

 

She’d receive applause

Many found her delightful

Others were annoyed

Not everyone pulls it off

Juggling chainsaws while naked

©2018 Annette Rochelle Aben

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Photo Credit: AskIdeas.com

HERE’S WHO JOINED US LAST WEEK FOR OUR 88th POETRY CHALLENGE USING SYNONYMS FOR THE WORDS: “Praise & Excite.”

Cracked Surfaces – Reena Saxena

Questions for the ages – ….Bilocalalia….

See Clouds — Poetry in Motion – Sharing With Others –

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Praise & Excite | Annette Rochelle Aben

Collen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge: Praise & Excite | The Shower of Blessings

COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 88, “PRAISE & EXCITE,” #SYNONYMSONLY – The Secret Letters to Timbo

Tanka Tuesday | Twenty Four

Dancing Waves – thehouseofbailey

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No 88: Praise & Excite – Synonyms only – Ramblings of a Writer

Remember Me Now | like mercury colliding…

“Celebrate the Summer Solstice,” A Tanka Poem | Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 88 Praise and Excite | M J Mallon Author

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge 88 – The Bag Lady

Praise & Excite/Afterwards Blog

Praise & Excite/WillowDot21

 

talk soon I’m back from vacation. The new Tanka Tuesday Challenge post is up on Tuesday. See you then! <3

 

 

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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19 Comments

  1. Pingback: An overdue admission to Colleen Chesebro’s  TANKA Challenge #88  – myredwinediary

  2. A lovely collection of poems, Colleen

  3. I have to say Annette poem was scarily imaginative! Lol.

  4. Nice tanka from Annette. Sometimes she cracks me up. 🙂

  5. Great talent Annette, I love the line … Juggling chainsaws while naked … Ouch!

  6. Great choice! Loved it!

  7. I didn’t get a chance to join in last week–we’ll see how this week goes. 🙂

  8. Great entries as always, and well done to Annette very funny loved the Tanka. Forgive me if my link is there but I did not see it so I send it again. https://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-88-praise-excite-synonymsonly/
    Looking forward to this weeks words.

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