“The Vitality of Words,” A Tanka

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This week for my Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, I used the word “drives,” for vigor, and “vitality” for the word, energy.

I chose these words to show how fun it could be to use words that have a similar meaning or connotation in your poetry. I usually like to use opposites because that gives us an opportunity to show some kind of tension in our prose. Change is good, right?

Thesaurus.com gives us different synonyms for the word, “energy.” I’ve added a screenshot so you can see the available tabs for the different meanings of the word. Please take advantage of those additional suggestions. I always try to find words that have additional meanings (not always) but I do try. 😀

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When inspiration—

drives me into a frenzy

deep within my soul,

the vitality of words

flows with an intensity.

 

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro

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Author: Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Poet who loves crafting paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre flash fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called Tanka Tuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, tanka prose, renga, solo-renga, haibun, cinquain, Etheree, nonet, and shadorma poetry. Colleen's syllabic poetry has appeared in the Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal, and in “Hedgerow, a journal of small poems.” She’s won numerous awards from participating in the Carrot Ranch Rodeo, a yearly flash fiction contest sponsored by carrotranch.com. In 2020, she won first place in the Carrot Ranch Folk Tale or Fable category, with her story called “Why Wolf Howls at the Moon.” Colleen is a Sister of the Fey, where she pursues a pagan path through her writing. When she is not writing, she is reading. She also loves gardening and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art.

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