#TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE, “Gather & Soft,” NO. 80 RECAP, #SYNONYMSONLY

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap. The last month has whirled by for me. I’ve missed three of my own challenges – something I hate to do. Between painting our upstairs and my unexpected reaction to the “shingles shot” I’ve been scrambling! Here are the results of the voting for Challenge No. 79 “Dance … Read more #TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE, “Gather & Soft,” NO. 80 RECAP, #SYNONYMSONLY

#TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE, “Dance & Command,” NO. 79 RECAP, #SYNONYMSONLY

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap. Last week I gave you two words that should have made you feel like celebrating because spring is trying so hard to appear around the world “dance & command.” There were many synonyms to choose from and I am happy to see such diversity in your poems. Great job … Read more #TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE, “Dance & Command,” NO. 79 RECAP, #SYNONYMSONLY

#TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 78 RECAP, “GROW & HONOR,” #SYNONYMSONLY

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap. Last week I gave you two words that should have made you feel like spring is edging into your corner of the world, “grow & honor.” There were many synonyms to choose from and I am happy to see such diversity in your poems. Great job everyone! Today is … Read more #TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 78 RECAP, “GROW & HONOR,” #SYNONYMSONLY

#Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 77 RECAP, “Charm & Time,” #SynonymsOnly

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap  Image credit: @AnaSobota (Twitter) Last week I gave you two words that lent a more romantic tint to your poetry, “charm & time.” There were many synonyms to choose from and I am happy to see such diversity in your poems. Great job everyone! The Votes Are In! … Read more #Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 77 RECAP, “Charm & Time,” #SynonymsOnly

#Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 76 Recap, “Joy & Fury”

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Recap. Last week’s words “joy and fury,” are opposites. Michael Lydon shares: “Bringing words of opposite meaning close together is one of writing’s most ancient devices, called oxymoron when the opposites abut—as they do in “oxymoron”: its Greek roots, oxys/moros, mean “sharp/dull”; and antithesiswhen close in balanced phrases like Catullus’s “Odi et amo—I … Read more #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 76 Recap, “Joy & Fury”

#Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 75 RECAP, “Green & Patience,” #SynonymsOnly

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap    Last week I gave you two words that breathed spring into your week: “Green and Patience.” Our lack of moisture in Colorado Springs has me longing for springtime and the emergence of green shoots in my garden bins. I know by experience, thoughts of spring invoke impatience … Read more #Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 75 RECAP, “Green & Patience,” #SynonymsOnly

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