COLLEEN’S #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE, “Dry & Wet,” NO. 89 RECAP, #SYNONYMSONLY

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Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from 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 Linda, from Charmed Chaos, as the Poet of the Week, for her poem, “Swamp.

I think good poetry should paint a picture in our mind, especially when it’s syllabic poetry like a Tanka. It’s all in the selection of the words. Read this poem silently, and then read it aloud. Splendid!

In Linda’s poem, the alliteration is musical with the words: “keens, croon, and dripping”—all words using a double vowel or consonant. There is a flowing rhythm to this poem with the last line sounding musical too: “green moss grows…”

Excellent!

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Swamp

In this dreary swamp
where the mysterious keens
while river toads croon
to the song of dripping rain
green moss grows on barren trees.

©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

 

“Poetry is what in a poem makes you laugh, cry, prickle, be silent, makes your toe nails twinkle, makes you want to do this or that or nothing, makes you know that you are alone in the unknown world, that your bliss and suffering is forever shared and forever all your own.” ― Dylan Thomas  —via Wordsdance.com

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HERE’S WHO JOINED US LAST WEEK FOR OUR 89th POETRY CHALLENGE USING SYNONYMS FOR THE WORDS: “Dry & Wet.”

Cruelty – Reena Saxena

Spiritual Darkness – Sharing With Others –

Horned moon – Jane Dougherty Writes

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Dry & Wet | Annette Rochelle Aben

I don’t even know what to say – Ladyleemanila

COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 89, “DRY & WET,” #SYNONYMSONLY | willowdot21

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge – The Bag Lady

Vernal Agony and Ecstasy: A #TankaTuesday #TankaProse – Frank J. Tassone

A Museum Piece – Smell The Coffee

#Tanka: Swamp – Charmed Chaos

#Poetrychallenge – Dry and Wet: My first cinquain/Robbie’s inspiration

Storm Birth – thehouseofbailey

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: DRY and WET – Afterwards

Tanka Tuesday | Twenty Four

Elusive Muse | Stuff and what if…

 

talk soon The new Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge will be up tomorrow! See you then. ❤

 

 

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Colleen M. Chesebro is an author of paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, 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 Fairy Whisperer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen lives in Colorado with her husband. When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. You can learn more about Colleen at www.colleenchesebro.com.

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