Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 161 #PhotoPrompt


Thanks to everyone who wrote poetry for last week’s challenge. Check out the COMMENTS to see everyone’s poetry in one place. You can view that post below:

It’s the third week of the month! Time for a #PhotoPrompt

This month’s photo prompt has been provided by Willow Willers. This is a personal photo that belongs to her, so please add the copyright information when you share to your blog.

©2019 Willow Willers

What does this photo say to you? How does it make you feel… concentrate on emotions, or tell a syllabic poetry story.

On the Monday before the next challenge, I will pick my favorite poem from the #PhotoPrompt and share it on my blog as a reblog. Whoever I pick will choose the photo for next month’s challenge!

PLEASE support the other poets by visiting blogs and leaving comments. Peer reviews help poets perfect their writing craft. Remember… sharing is caring.

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in the forms defined on the Poetry Challenge Cheatsheet:

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.

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Every Tuesday I’ll post the challenge early enough so everyone can see it. Remember, there will be no recap. The challenge runs from Tuesday to Monday.

The rules are simple. Write your poetry on your blog.

Do a link-back by placing the HTTPS:// address of the challenge post into your post. ALSO, please copy your poem and add it to the comments. If you created a Haiga, let us know in the comments with a link to your post. Now, all of the poetry ends up on the challenge post in one place.

Follow the schedule listed below:

Don't forget

I will visit your blog, comment, and TWEET your POETRY. 

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

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

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Now, have fun and write some poetry!

127 thoughts on “Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 161 #PhotoPrompt”

  1. Hi Colleen and all,

    Here’s the poem I wrote for this week’s challenge :-

    Hopes, aspirations, exuberance fill the heart,
    As the design fills the palm,
    Rosy images, ecstasy only gets focussed,
    Leaving no thought for any negativity.

    In hindsight, did I ever,
    Make a promise to be steadfast when the going got tough,
    Make a promise to view failures as nothing but a better tomorrow,
    Make a promise to accept our flaws and view it as a learning curve,
    Make a promise to accept sorrows and joys alike,
    Make a promise to be each other’s pillar of strength, rather than play the blame game,
    Make a promise to be each other’s constant,
    I don’t know if my high spirits left any room to think then,
    Like they say, never too late to resolve something that’s good,
    Today’s the day, now’s the moment.

  2. Thanks Colleen and to Willow for the lovely image.. Here is my mirror cinquain which will go out on the blog tomorrow. Sorry cannot centre here..

    Mirror Cinquain – Ritual of Mehndi Sally Cronin

    This night
    before we wed,
    my hands reflect my joy
    with designs applied with henna
    and care.
    may fade as will this rich pattern,
    but not my love for you,
    vivid and strong
    for life.

    ©Sally Cronin

  3. Hi colleen. A mirrored etheree for this week.
    colleen’s weekly challenge

    photo by Willow Willers,
    hide my flaws
    ensnare my faults
    adorn my secrets
    twist and turn them to joys
    Weave intricate deceptions
    that conceal the wares of my hands
    and reveal the promise of their touch
    Oh the beauty of your tales and fables!
    Won’t you help me tell my truths and passions
    won’t you show the other side of me
    rekindle hidden memories
    file my hopes and my desires
    Enchant my wedding ring
    a dash of floral
    tinged in nature
    Show me off


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