Colleen's 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 165 #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the third week of the month! Time for a #PhotoPrompt I selected Ritu Bhathal from last month’s challenge to pick the photo for this month. She has provided the following image. Please include the copyright when sharing this image on your blog. What emotions do you feel in the moment …

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Reblog: My Take | Ruth Scribbles

Ruth, I’ve selected you to pick the syllables for next month’s challenge! Please email me at tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com with your two words a week before the synonyms only challenge. Have fun and pick some great words. Ruth wrote a perfect Gogyohka poem featured below. Notice how she wrote with breathy phrases. Please click the link below …

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My Sugar Report #flashfiction

The February 13, 2020, Carrot Ranch prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes a sugar report. Use its original meaning of a letter from a sweetheart to a soldier or invent a new use for it. Go where the prompt leads! Respond by February 18, 2020. It’s been a …

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COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “Mr. Sagittarus,” BY AUTHOR, MJ Mallon, @Marjorie_Mallon

Featuring a Special Release Day Read! About this Book Twin brothers Harold and William love the magic of the natural world. When Harold dies he leaves a simple memorial request. Will his brother William and his sister Annette honour it? Or, will the garden work its magic to ensure that they do. A magical story …

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COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “Dreams of Justice,” BY AUTHOR, Alison Maruska, @allisonmaruska

Featuring Your Next Weekend Read! About this Book Sonia James has been having nightmares. Some nights, the blade slides neatly between her vertebrae, paralyzing her. Others, it pierces her ribs or punctures a kidney. But no matter the circumstance, the outcome is the same:  She dies an excruciating death. Determined to end the dreams, Sonia …

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"Love is," #Gogyohka

Let’s talk more about the Gogyohka syllabic poetry form which uses the 5/7/5/7/7 Tanka line structure. Instead of counting syllables we write in phrases consisting of one spoken breath. I can hear you all now… how can this form fit into the syllabic category if we don’t count the syllables? The Gogyohka form by Enta …

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2020 Conversations with Colleen ~ Featuring Author, Ritu Bhathal @RituBhathal

I’m thrilled to be part of an amazing writing community that helps to support other authors. Today, please welcome poet and author, Ritu Bhathal to discuss her new book, “Marriage Unarranged,” available for purchase at the link below. I’ve had the opportunity to read this book and you can read my 5 STAR review below. Aashi’s …

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Colleen's 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 164 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the second week of the month! That means Synonyms ONLY! I’ll pick a the two words for you to write about for this month. On the Monday before the next challenge, I’ll select someone to choose next month’s two synonyms. Here are your two words: Love & Harmony PLEASE don’t …

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Black Cockatoo (draw a bird day) | by Kerfe Roig

Kerfe shared an excellent drawing of a Cockatoo and a Traditional Haiku. Combined together, I would say this poem qualifies as a Haiga poem. I’ve added her to my Weekly Poetry Stars! Make sure and stop by and say hello. When you examine her poetry, the Haiku is the focus, although the meaning of the bird’s …

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Beyond | by Annette Rochelle Aben

Annette Rochelle Aben has written her first Gogyohka! Her poem addition to the weekly challenge rates her a place as one of our poetry stars! Please stop by and tell her hello! View from the window Frosted trees and bushes Blue peeks through white clouds Imagination removes the glass The soul flies with the birds …

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