COLLEEN’S #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE, “Magic & Green,” NO. 91 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.


I have an idea that has been rolling around in my brain for awhile, and I’d like to know what you guys think.

I would like to compile a book of poetry using the Poet of the Week winners that we could sell on Amazon, for a nominal fee, with the proceeds going to a charity or to the Carrot Ranch Literary Community, which I belong to. This would be a great way for many of our poets to be published. It would also be a way for participants to purchase the book as a collection or keepsake.

Please share your thoughts in the comments. If we choose to do this, I would start compiling our poetry starting in 2019, with the publication of the book in early 2020. This way, I could have a template set up where I could add your poetry weekly.

Let’s say you’re interested. Here’s what I would need:

  • I would need a signed agreement from the poet that you are donating your poem if you choose to do this.
  • I would need a short bio with a link to your blog to be included with your poem.

We have plenty of time to think about this… I just want to know if you are interested. I would donate my time to compile the book (Kindle and paperback versions), and upload to Amazon.

**OR**

I could compile a PDF that everyone could have for free. Up to you. Please tell me what you think. ❤

~Colleen~


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 D. Avery, from her blog, Shift & Shake, as the Poet of the Week, for her Tanka poem, “Green Magic.”

I like the rhythm of the words and the picture they paint in my mind. Notice how her synonym choice compliments the meaning of her poem.

This poem is in the correct Tanka format, written from the perspective of the poet. The last line is pure magic.

Also, read this poem starting with the last line and moving forward. If you can read a Tanka forward and backward, it is a true Tanka poem.

Brush up on writing a Tanka poem HERE.

 

“Green Magic”

dancing chanting leaves

verdant shamans conjuring

summer’s shifting shape

emerald incantations

cast and I am caught, spellbound

© 2018 D. Avery

 

 

HERE’S WHO JOINED US LAST WEEK FOR OUR 91st POETRY CHALLENGE USING SYNONYMS FOR THE WORDS: “Magic & Green.”

Reena Saxena She must have been short on time.

Here’s her Senryu in the comments: 

end of verdant dreams
manipulations galore
Abracadabra!

“When a child I thought as a child” – Sharing With Others –

COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 91, “Magic & Green,” #SYNONYMSONLY | willowdot21

Not By Bread Alone – Smell The Coffee

Tanka Tuesday: Magic & Green – Jane Dougherty Writes

Tanka – Burning Desire – Willow Poetry

conjure me a lime | TheGuern

COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 91, “MAGIC & GREEN,” #SYNONYMSONLY | Indira’s Blog

Enchanted Forest – thehouseofbailey

Abracadabra – What she wrote next

Tanka Tuesday – Birth | Twenty Four

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Magic & Green | Annette Rochelle Aben

Magic and green# Tanka – My pen

Milkweed: #Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge | Myths of the Mirror

#Tanka Tuesday; Green Magic | ShiftnShake

Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge – myredwinediary

Thunder and Light: Haibun – Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings

Gift | Stuff and what if…

Alchemy | like mercury colliding…

Eriu’s Isle – a Tanka | Darkness of His Dreams

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: MAGIC and GREEN – Afterwards

Enchantment – Charmed Chaos

COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 91, “Magic & Green,” #SYNONYMSONLY | M J Mallon Author

Writing and Works

I am Seeing the Sea/Method Two Madness

 

congratulations Well done, everyone! Stay tuned. The new challenge is up tomorrow, Tuesday, July 10th! ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

12 thoughts on “COLLEEN’S #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE, “Magic & Green,” NO. 91 RECAP, #SYNONYMSONLY

  1. I think it’s a great idea Colleen (but you know it would be a lot of work for you…) There is wonderful work every week, and it would be good to share it with the world and also do some good. (K)

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