COLLEEN’S #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE, “Give & Receive,” NO. 90 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

First, I must say, that it was hard to choose only one poet for this week. You have certainly made my job difficult! And, that makes me proud of all of you and the hard work you put into your poetry each week.

Please visit the other poets who participated and comment on their poetry. We all learn from each other. When we comment and share, we are supporting those in our community.

With that said, I chose, D. Wallace Peach, from Myths of the Mirror, as the Poet of the Week. Her Tanka poem, “The Bargain,” resonated with me this week. I love poetry that paints a picture and carries a message. This Tanka poem captures a moment in time with stunning clarity and detail.

Diana has written in the first person, and from the perspective of the poet. This is how you write a Tanka poem in English. Can’t remember the rules? Click HERE to refresh your memory.

To see what I mean, read the poem. Then, close your eyes and imagine Diana’s words, “…in the mottled hush of dusk…”

 

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The Bargain

My heart will tender

white-winged dreams on the morrow

if you gift this soul

in the mottled hush of dusk

remembrances of the past

© 2018 D. Wallace Peach

 

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Image credit: poetryforchildren.blogspot.com

 

HERE’S WHO JOINED US LAST WEEK FOR OUR 90th POETRY CHALLENGE USING SYNONYMS FOR THE WORDS: “Gift & Receive.”

Heavy weather – Jane Dougherty Writes

Cooperation NOT Presumption – Sharing With Others –

Humility – Reena Saxena

Fall of Night | thoughts and entanglements

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Give & Receive | Annette Rochelle Aben

Sun Cycles – thehouseofbailey

Stunning Contrasts on a Summer Day: A #TankaTuesday #TankaProse – Frank J. Tassone

Karma! | radhikasreflection

The Cost of Receiving | like mercury colliding…

“COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 90, “Give & Receive,” #SYNONYMSONLY” | Indira’s Blog

Give and Receive #Tanka | Myths of the Mirror

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge 6-26-18 – The Bag Lady

Friendship Blooms–Haibun – Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings

Waves | method two madness

“Learning to Fly,” A Senryu – Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 90, “Give & Receive,” Symnously. | willowdot21

Seize the Moment | Stuff and what if…

Collen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge: Give and Receive | The Shower of Blessings

The gift – What she wrote next

Singers | Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo 

The dog poet is back | Mucky Boots and Flawless Paws

Tanka Tuesday | Twenty Four

#Tanka: Surrender – Charmed Chaos

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: GIVE and RECEIVE – Afterwards

A poet’s promise – Aweni 

congratulationsTomorrow is Tanka Tuesday! Stop by for the new challenge words. Remember, you get to pick the synonyms to use! ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 comments

  1. Thank you, Colleen. I’m so tickled that you enjoyed the poem. I caught a lot of this week’s entries, and no kidding about a tough decision. Beautiful poetry all around. Now I suppose I’ll have to try another one! Off to read the one’s I missed. 🙂 Hugs. ❤

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