Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 141 #PhotoPrompt


Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry?

It’s the middle of the month challenge ~ time for a photo prompt!

Use the above photo as the inspiration for your poem. Ask yourself questions. Be creative! What does this photo say to you?

PLEASE support the other poets by visiting their blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too.

This challenge is for Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Haibun, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, and Cinquain poetry forms. Freestyle rhyming poetry is not part of this challenge. Thank you. <3

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in one of the forms defined below. Click on the links to learn about each form:






CINQUAIN & the variations on Cinquain-Wikipedia 




Here are some great sites that will help you write your poetry and count syllables 

This site even has a link so you can install the extension on Google Chrome.

For Synonyms and Antonyms. When your word has too many syllables, find one that works.

Find out how many syllables each word has. I use this site to compose my poems. Click on the “Workshop” tab, then cut and paste your poetry into the box. Click the Count Syllables button on the button. This site does the hard work for you.

I don't get it


I will publish the Tuesday prompt post at 12: 03 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Phoenix, AZ Time).  That should give everyone time to see the prompt from around the world. The RECAP is published on Monday and will contain the Poet of the Week and any Honorable Mention poetry.

You have one week to complete the Challenge with a deadline of Sunday, at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) Mountain Standard time – Phoenix, AZ, U. S. A.

The rules are simple…

This week, we will write our poetry using a photo prompt.

Don't forget

As time allows, I will visit your blog, comment, and TWEET your POETRY. I have also been sharing some of your poetry on

Click here to follow me on MeWe.

If you add these hashtags to your post TITLE on your blog (depending on which poetry form you use) your poetry may be viewed more often:

#Haiku, #Senryu, #Haiga, #Tanka, #micropoetry, #poetry, #5lines, #Haibun, #Prose, #CinquainPoetry, #Etheree, #Nonet, #Shadorma #PhotoPromptPoetry

You may copy the badge I have created to go with the Weekly Poetry Challenge Post and place it in your post. It’s not mandatory:

Have fun and write some poetry!

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
Bookmark the permalink.


  1. Pingback: Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention(s), No. 141, #PhotoPrompt – Colleen M. Chesebro

  2. Hi Colleen,

    This is my first “submitted within the time frame” photo prompt😀. I loved the photo so very much but couldn’t stop thinking it could be tears and heartbreak sealed in there.
    See my entry below☺.

  3. Pingback: Bottled up – Aweni

  4. Pingback: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – Pad Thai, Book Marketing new series, Big Band Sounds and all that Jazz | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

  5. Pingback: Haiku: Secrets | DJ Ranch

  6. Pingback: Save me – What she wrote next

  7. I managed to escape Jane’s vision…

  8. Pingback: COLLEEN’S 2019 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 141 #PHOTOPROMPT – M J Mallon YA/Paranormal Author

  9. Pingback: Imaginings – Tanka Tuesday | thoughts and entanglements

  10. Hi Everyone,
    Here is my entry for this week. A good weekend to all.


  11. Hi Colleen! Love the addition of a photo prompt to the challenge!

  12. Pingback: “Memories ~ Set Adrift,” #Shadorma – Colleen M. Chesebro

  13. Pingback: Endless Love ~ nonet | rivrvlogr

  14. I never read anyone else’s before I write mine, but I went literal this time with a haibun-tanka.

  15. Pingback: Message in a Bottle – Yesterday and today: Merril's historical musings

  16. Pingback: Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Tanka Challenge – Butterfly Cinquain – Message in a Bottle by Sally Cronin | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

  17. Pingback: Colleen’s Poetry Challenge: Photo Prompt – Messenger | The Showers of Blessings

  18. Pingback: Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday On A Thursday #Poetry Challenge No. 141 #PhotoPrompt | But I Smile Anyway...

  19. Pingback: A Commune of Castaways? (a #kyokaprose #haibun) – Frank J. Tassone

  20. I tried a haiku for the first time. If nothing else, it’s the right number of syllables 🙂

  21. Pingback: Haiku #1 : Bottle – Reverie in reverse

  22. Pingback: bones of our past – Tina Stewart Brakebill

  23. After a few weeks of my poetry not feeling that great to me, I’ve finally come up with one I am excited to share! Of course it has a historical bent:

  24. Pingback: Letters to Esperanza – #Shadorma – Let Me Tell You the Story of…

  25. Pingback: Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge… | anita dawes and jaye marie

  26. I’m swamped again this week Sis, but love the image, and just might be able to sneak one in. <3

  27. Pingback: Thoughts Cast Adrift | Padre's Ramblings

  28. Now that I’ve read Jane’s interpretation, I’m going to have trouble with this one…(K)

  29. Pingback: haiku | Does writing excuse watching?

  30. Pingback: Litter – Jane Dougherty Writes

  31. Hi Colleen. This is the first time I’ve joined in when you are using a photo. Unfortunately I could not get that old Police song out of my mind 😉 Oh well, I think I found a way to get a little less literal:

  32. Pingback: The Space Between #Etheree | Trent's World (the Blog)

  33. Great photo prompt Colleen.. looking forward to the adventure…hugs♥

  34. A beautiful challenge photo for us to take in any direction we choose. Thank you Colleen here is my entry.

  35. Pingback: Template: Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 141 #PhotoPrompt | willowdot21

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.