Category Archives: Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenges

Killing the Light (5 years)

Originally posted on method two madness:
Assault sanctified by righteousness—what warning will sound loud enough? Erased, revised, forgotten– words dive deeper into sand. Five years ago today 20 children and 6 adults were murdered by an assault rifle in Newtown, Connecticut. Charlotte Bacon, 2/22/2006 Daniel Barden, 9/25/2005 Olivia Engel, 7/18/2006 Josephine Gay, 12/11/2005 Ana M Marquez-Greene, 4/4/2006 Dylan Hockley, 3/8/2006…

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“Tower Carillons” A Tanka, #SynonymsOnly

Hello! The challenge words this week for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge were “bells and past.” I had a vision of Ebenezer Scrooge in my head that I haven’t been able to shake. Scrooge is my favorite Christmas movie, and I love the theme and lesson. I’ve been trying to figure out ways to challenge the participants because you’ve all gotten so

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge #62: Bells & Past (#SynonymsOnly)

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some poetry? HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! You MUST use a synonym for each of the two words! I hope you will support each other with visits to blogs and by leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 61 – “STARK & TRAP”

Image credit: Brainyquote.com WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! First, thank you, my dear friends, for the opportunity to take part in NaNoWritMo this year. Although I ran into some unforeseen circumstances and didn’t finish my novel, it gave me the opportunity to learn more about my writing journey (or lack thereof…). Let’s just say; I will be working hard this year

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Tuesday Challenge Recap & A Month of November Poetry Prompts

Happy Halloween WELCOME TO POETRY TUESDAY! I’ve had a brilliant idea concerning the poetry challenge for November 2017. Today, I will give you five weeks’ worth of prompt words. (I won’t be doing another post until December 5th so that I can participate in NanoWritMo). That way you can still carry on with your poetry. BUT HERE’S THE CATCH: For

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Tuesday Challenge: EERIE & COSTUME

WELCOME TO POETRY TUESDAY! I’ve had a brilliant idea concerning the poetry challenge for November 2017. Next Tuesday, I will give you five weeks’ worth of prompt words. That way you can still carry on with your poetry writing. BUT HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! You MUST use a synonym! I hope you will support each

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Tuesday Challenge: Quiet & Space

Welcome to POETRY TUESDAY! Image credit: Pinterest: Positivewriter.com An update on last week’s message where I asked for someone to take over the challenge for November 2017 while I participated in NaNoWritMo. The only responses I received were from folks who didn’t even participate in the challenge. So, to keep things simple – from October 31st through November 28th there

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“The Specter,” A Cinquain

Happy Friday the Thirteenth! Thanks for stopping by to check out my Weekly Poetry Challenge where we can write a Haiku, Tanka, Haibun, Cinquain, or a Senryu using the prompt words: ghost and haunt. Today I wrote a Cinquain because I couldn’t resist having some fun with the upcoming Halloween season just around the corner. Cinquain poetry is also known as quintain

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Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Tuesday Challenge No. 54: GHOST & HAUNT

Welcome to POETRY TUESDAY! Image credit: simplereminders.com Hello. I am looking for someone to take over the poetry challenge in November because I want to participate in NANOWRITMO for the entire month. This post takes about two hours to compile. All you have to do is copy my template and copy the links to everyone else’s poetry from the previous

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Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 53 – MIST & SHAPE

Welcome to POETRY TUESDAY! Image credit: Pinterest: Happy Tuesday Quotes Congratulations! This is the beginning of our second year of writing amazing poetry. To keep things interesting, I’ve added a few new poetry forms. Have fun and remember the key to writing these poetry forms is to follow the rules, count syllables, and count the lines. ❤ Please note: We

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How to Write a Senryu Poem in English

Senryu poems are written much the same as a Haiku poem in English. Senryu takes the form of three nonrhyming lines written in a 5/7/5 syllable count written in the present tense. At this point, I can hear your thoughts… So, what’s the difference between a Haiku and a Senryu? Penandthepad.com states: “Many traditional senryu focuses on awkward romances, confused

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How to Write a Cinquain Poem

I’m adding another poetry form to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge starting October 2, 2017. It’s called a cinquain: Image credit: Ol’ King Cole’s Castle Here is another site that will help you with word count and syllables. It is called wordcalc.com. I use howmanysyllables.com. Click on the poem workshop tab and try it out. Here is an example of a cinquain:

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 52 ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: “SPIRIT & JOY”

Happy POETRY Tuesday everyone! Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you’re in the right place! Do you know what today is? It’s our Anniversary! We’ve been writing Haiku, Tanka, and Haibun for one year now! After you write today’s poem, you will have written 52 poems. That’s enough to fill a book of poetry! Congratulations! Happy New

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 51 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: GIFT & SONG

Happy POETRY Tuesday everyone! Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you’re in the right place! Pull up a chair, and let’s write some poetry. Image credit: Pinterest – Writing Quotes For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge you can write your poem in one of the three forms defined below: HAIKU in English TANKA in English HAIBUN You can

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Smorgasbord Poetry – Farewell to Colourful Friends by Sally Cronin

Originally posted on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life:
Farewell to Colourful Friends The time has come to bid farewell to friends Who have seen me through thick and thin It’s so sad when a relationship ends With love tokens thrown in the bin These mates have brought colour into my life From black to the lightest of…

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