Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 105, “Color & Creepy”, #SynonymsOnly

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Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines.

PLEASE NOTE: Don’t forget to count your syllables. Use this site: howmanysyllables.com. Click on the workshop tab. Then, copy and paste your poem into the box, and click “count syllables” at the bottom.

For some, this challenge is a way to learn more about writing in English, even though it’s the American version. English is a second language to many of our participants.

I also understand that accent and inflection play a key roll in the way you say certain words and this will change the syllable count. Here is my compromise: Please try to get as close to the syllable count as possible when writing these syllabic forms of poetry.

This challenge is not for free-verse poetry. ❤

Each week, I like to highlight a poet who I call the Poet of the Week, who has shared an exceptional message, or shown an impassioned creativity through words or form. Poetry is all about perception, so don’t be shocked if you don’t feel the same way about a poem that I do. ❤

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This week, I’ve chosen Linda Lyberg, from her blog, Charmed Chaos as the Poet of the Week for her Haibun/Haiku called, “Morning Storm.” I enjoyed her choice of prompt words and the nature theme of her Haibun.

Linda followed the rules for writing a Haibun perfectly:

Every Haibun must begin with a title. Haibun prose is composed of short, descriptive paragraphs, written in the first-person singular.

The text unfolds in the present moment, as though the experience is occurring now rather than yesterday or some time ago. In keeping with the simplicity of the accompanying haiku or tanka poem, all unnecessary words should be pared down or removed. Nothing must ever be overstated.

The poetry never tries to repeat, quote, or explain the prose. Instead, the poetry reflects some aspect of the prose by introducing a different step in the narrative through a microburst of detail. Thus, the poetry is a sort of juxtaposition – different yet somehow connected.

The descriptions were fabulous. Check out the Haiku… when I close my eyes I can see the lightning. Fabulous!

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Daybreak comes with an ominous ink stain painted on the morning sky. The wind is silent and still as if the earth is holding its breath waiting for the impending assault. No birds singing; rather perching close to one another in the dense shelter of the Mesquite. I watch it unfold from the warmth of my writing room, as the sky at last cries.

eerie thunderstorm
sinister lightning slithers
snake on ebon sky

© 2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

 

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Time crept up on me this week, so I’ll share my Tanka poem here. I used the word “hue,” for color, and “macabre,” for creepy. ❤

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The hues of autumn
caught in a vapor of brume
dance the macabre,
as the winds of winter call
an end to the pagan year.

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro

CHECK OUT WHO JOINED US LAST WEEK FOR OUR 105th POETRY CHALLENGE USING SYNONYMS FOR THE WORDS: “Color & Creepy” 

Night colour creeps – Jane Dougherty Writes

Tanka Tuesday: Night restlessness – Jane Dougherty Writes

Darkening Story – #haiku #tanka | Trent’s World (the Blog)

The Paid Puppets – Sharing With Others –

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday’s #Poetry Challenge No. 105, “Color & Creepy,” #SynonymsOnly | willowdot21

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Challenge #105 – Colour & Creepy #MicroPoetry #Etheree | But I Smile Anyway…

Unearthly Beings ~ #poetrychallenge #etheree | Night Owl Poetry – Dorinda Duclos

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Color & Creepy | Annette Rochelle Aben

REBEL WITCH — a poem | loristory

Destination Dreams|The House of Bailey

VIBGYOR ethree poem – My pen

Haunted Wandering: A #TankaTuesday #TankaProse (10/9/18) – Frank J. Tassone

#Poetrychallenge – colour and creepy – Robbie’s inspiration

Salem, 1692 – Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings

Woolly Worm – Haiku – Let Me Tell You the Story of…

Whoa | Willow Poetry

Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro Weekly Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Number 105 #Haiku | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Teacher | Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

Tanka Tuesday – devilish | Twenty Four

Haiku: Dark Beasts | The Dark Netizen

Friday Fun Poetry Challenge: Color and Creepy | Abbie’s Corner of the World

Poetry Friday ~ Color & Creepy | The Writer Next Door|Vashti Q

Winter’s Coming | Stuff and what if…

Poetry Challenge|Jaye Marie

A Strange Beauty | method two madness

Morning Storm – Charmed Chaos

Bloody Night – SallyChowdhary

Tick-Tock November|D. G. Kaye Writer

Poetry challenge|Anita Dawes

the great pumpkin Celebrate my favorite time of the year. Write some Halloween poetry. Stay tuned… the new challenge is up tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 105, “Color & Creepy,” #SynonymsOnly

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HAPPY OCTOBER! WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

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

HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! Except for the first challenge of the month ~ then, the poets get to choose their own words. ❤

I hope you will support the other poets with visits to blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too.


 

PLEASE NOTE: This challenge is for Tanka, Haiku, Senryu, Haibun, Etheree, and Cinquain poetry forms. Freestyle rhyming poetry is not part of this challenge. Thank you. ❤

 


 

NotedPlease note: We are all students of poetry. I have given you the instructions on how to write the different forms. Try your best to be as exact as you can. There are no tests, and I don’t grade your work. LOL!

The most meaningful change you will learn about is in writing a Haiku vs. a Senryu. Also, remember, pronunciation in various parts of the world will affect your syllable count. Go with your gut on deciding the syllable count. You are the poet and the creator of your work.

I sponsor this challenge to help poets learn how to write various forms of poetry. Remember, if you are sending your poetry for publication in literary journals, contests, or self-publishing, you should know the correct forms and use them.

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:

HAIKU IN ENGLISH 5/7/5 syllable structure. A Haiku is written about seasonal changes, nature, and change in general.

TANKA IN ENGLISH 5/7/5/7/7 syllable structure. Your Tanka will consist of five lines written in the first-person point of view. This is important because the poem should be written from the perspective of the poet.

HAIBUN IN ENGLISH Every Haibun must begin with a title. Haibun prose is composed of short, descriptive paragraphs, written in the first-person singular.

The text unfolds in the present moment, as though the experience is occurring now rather than yesterday or some time ago. In keeping with the simplicity of the accompanying haiku or tanka poem, all unnecessary words should be pared down or removed. Nothing must ever be overstated.

The poetry never tries to repeat, quote, or explain the prose. Instead, the poetry reflects some aspect of the prose by introducing a different step in the narrative through a microburst of detail. Thus, the poetry is a sort of juxtaposition – different yet somehow connected.

Cinquain ALSO: Check out the Cinquain variations listed here: Cinquain-Wikipedia These are acceptable methods to use. Please list the form you use so we can learn from you. 

Etheree The Etheree poem consists of ten lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. The trick is to create a memorable message within the required format. Poets can get creative and write an Etheree with more than one verse, but the idea is to follow suit with an inverted syllable count. Reversed Etheree Syllable Count: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Double Etheree Syllable Count: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 9, 8, 7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Senryu in English 5/7/5 syllable structure. A Senryu is written about love, a personal event, and have IRONY present. Click the link to learn the meaning of irony.

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(Currently, free-verse prose poems are NOT part of this challenge)

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

synonyms.com 

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

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

howmanysyllables.com

Find out how many syllables each word has. I use this site for all my Haiku and Tanka poems. Click on the “Workshop” tab to create your Haiku or Tanka.

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THE RULES

I will publish the Tuesday prompt post at 12: 03 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Denver Time).  That should give everyone time to see the prompt from around the world. The RECAP is published on Monday and will contain links to the participants.

WRITE YOUR POEM ON YOUR BLOG as a post.

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

This will give me a chance to add the links from everyone’s poem post from the previous week, on the Recap I publish on Monday. I urge everyone to visit the blogs and comment on everyone’s poem.

The rules are simple.

I will give you two words. Choose synonyms from those words for your poetry. You, the poet, now have more control over the direction of your writing. Follow the rules carefully. Don’t use the prompt words.

LINK YOUR BLOG POST TO MINE WITH A PINGBACK. To do a Pingback: Copy the URL (the HTTPS:// address of my post) for the current week’s Challenge and paste it into your post. You may also place a copy of your URL of your post in the comments of the current week’s Challenge post.

Because of the time difference between where you are, and I am, you might not think your link is there. I manually approve all links. People taking part in the challenge may visit you and comment or “like” your post. I also need at least a Pingback or a link in the comments section to know you took part and to include you in the Weekly Recap published each Monday.

BE CREATIVE. Use your photos and create “Visual POETRY” if you wish, although it is not necessary. Use whatever program you want to make your images.

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As time allows, I will visit your blog, comment, and TWEET your POETRY

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

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

I have also been sharing your poetry on my Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/CMChesebro/. Please follow me so that I can tag you in my posts.  FOLLOW, LIKE, & SHARE from my page. ❤

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:

JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY

Here are the TWO prompt words for this week’s challenge: “Color & Creepy,” #SynonymsOnly

Have fun and write some poetry!

Falling into Fall Have FUN! Write some Halloween Poetry! ❤

The Winds of Change – A #Tanka

Hello! I’m late, I’m late… The arrival of Monday has got the better of me!

Welcome to my contribution to my weekly #Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge. This week, I tweaked the prompt word of “storm” to “rage and/or bluster,” and I changed “color” to “tints.” Both words have many connotations and can change the meaning of your Tanka poetry in many ways.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with synonyms. Sometimes subtle meanings pack the most punch in your poetry. Play with the words for different reactions. The best poetry has layers of meaning.

Please link your #Tanka Poem contribution to my post found here.

“Use these hashtags to Tweet each other’s poems: #Tanka Tuesday, #micropoetry, #poetry, #5lines, #Tanka, #poem

Go on Twitter and search for these hashtags. There are tons of great poems to read and retweet.”

Don’t forget to join in and share your #Tanka #Poem using the words: Storm & Color, or if you need some visual inspiration write your Tanka poem and tell us of the feelings and descriptions this photo invokes:

Clouds swirl with rage –
as the winds of change bluster,
voices speak in tongues.
Noise tints the waiting silence.
The calm before the dark storm.

© 2017 Colleen M. Chesebro

Hugs everyone!

Colour or Color? | Grammarly Blog

Guess what? We Americans with our English spellings are the weird ones! This is a great explanation on the spelling of the word color (colour). ❤

When choosing between color and colour, keep in mind that both spellings are correct. The shorter one, color, is the preferred spelling in the United…

Source: Colour or Color? | Grammarly Blog

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #71 Cover & Color

After a long journey from one side of the country to almost the other side of the country, I must say that I have missed my Haiku creating the most of all my blogging challenges. I am happy to be back and have missed you all!

Ron’s words this week are poignant in their possible meanings: cover and color.

My refuge is love –

for color has no meaning,

just humanity.

Words, I wish all humans could live by.

Thanks for visiting. I am so happy to see you all again!

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One Word Photo Challenge–Strawberry

Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo color for the week is: strawberry!

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Strawberry is one of my favorite shades of pink for flowers in the garden.  The deep rosy shade brightens even the dullest of days.

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Here are some azaleas in a strawberry color from last spring.  I always look forward to the brilliant shades of pinks and reds from the azaleas in Pensacola.  The whole city is awash in color.

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Here is my Granddaughter Savanna, who loves strawberries.  She planted these last summer.  They have overtaken the entire flower bed now.  We should have a great feast this summer.

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This is my flowering crab apple tree from my house in Montana.  I picked this tree because of the spectacular ‘strawberry’ colored blooms.

Thanks for stopping by today.  It is rainy and cool.

Have a magnificent Wednesday!

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Mello-Yellow

I am not into the color “yellow,” so I honestly could not think of what I could possibly photograph that was yellow for The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge.  I realized it was right before my eyes!  Sorry folks, this is as yellow as I get!

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This is the Pub table off our family room.  This is a great spot to sit and sip a glass of wine and chat.  The lights above cast a yellow glow to the room.

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I concentrated on the lights because of the color, and also because we had purchased these light bulbs that are painted like stained-glass and put then in this fixture.  The patterns and reflections from the bulbs onto the yellowish globes are quite spectacular in color.

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Here is a close up of the pattern that the bulb spreads onto the globe.

If none of these images work… then you will have to enjoy some daisies from my garden this summer instead.  Merry Christmas everyone!

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Thanks for popping in to chat.  I enjoy seeing you every time you visit.

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One Word Photo Challenge–Taupe

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Jennifer Nichole Wells, One Word Photo Challenge color for the week is taupe!

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The trees and leaves at Fairy Swamp are taupe.

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My carpet and my driftwood Christmas Tree are in the taupe-family.

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My Pomeranian, “Spice,” is taupe-colored.

Thanks for stopping by to see me today.  I enjoyed visiting with you.

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One Word Photo Challenge – Eminence

Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo Challenge for this week has an interesting color: Eminence!

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I love these shades of deep purple and lavender! Some of my favorites!

Purple Phlox from my garden this summer

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Here is my plum-colored doily I crocheted this summer.

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I had to share the poem by Jenny Joseph, called, “When I am Old,” because it talks about the color “purple.”

When I Am Old

by Jenny Joseph

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me,
And I shall spend my pension
on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals,
and say we’ve no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired,
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells,
And run my stick along the public railings,
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people’s gardens,
And learn to spit.
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat,
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go,
Or only bread and pickle for a week,
And hoard pens and pencils and beer mats
and things in boxes.
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry,
And pay our rent and not swear in the street,
And set a good example for the children.
We will have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me
are not too shocked and surprised,
When suddenly I am old
and start to wear purple!

Thanks for checking in with me today. I sure enjoyed talking about the color purple!

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Photography 101–A POP of Color

Photography 101 shares:

“The colors in our photographs are evocative and rouse emotions within us. Color can elevate a mundane image into something intriguing and meaningful, and can tell a particular story within the frame.  Today, pay attention to how color affects your images. Experiment with one color, and think about how to feature it prominently.”

 

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The photo above was taken in Montana and is breathtaking with the blue sky reflected in the water, serving as the pop of color against the green of the trees in the background.  The blue of the sky tells the story in the beauty of the day.

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The color of the blue sky in this photo changes the mood instantly signifying that it is a beautiful day at the beach.  Think about if the sky was dark and threatening how that would change the mood of the image.

The significance of the color blue according to Color-wheel.com is as follows (quoted):

“Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.

Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity.

You can use blue to promote products and services related to cleanliness (water purification filters, cleaning liquids, vodka), air and sky (airlines, airports, air conditioners), water and sea (sea voyages, mineral water). As opposed to emotionally warm colors like red, orange, and yellow; blue is linked to consciousness and intellect. Use blue to suggest precision when promoting high-tech products.

Blue is a masculine color; according to studies, it is highly accepted among males. Dark blue is associated with depth, expertise, and stability; it is a preferred color for corporate America.

Avoid using blue when promoting food and cooking, because blue suppresses appetite. When used together with warm colors like yellow or red, blue can create high-impact, vibrant designs; for example, blue-yellow-red is a perfect color scheme for a superhero.

Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness.
Dark blue represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness.”

Clearly, deciding what color to feature in a photo changes the mood or meaning of what you are trying to convey.  I will continue to experiment with color to see what stories are hiding in the depths of my photos.

Thanks for checking in with me today.  I always enjoy seeing you when you visit!

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