“Disappearing,” A #Haibun #Tanka

Diana Peach sure picked a doozy of an image for us to work with for our photo challenge this week. I thought long and hard. I kept zeroing in on the poppy and the snake. There was a story there and I had to tell it. I imagined a woman… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 145 #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Did you know that poetry books are all the rage right now? Have you ever heard of a poetry chapbook? The Alliance of Independent Authors shares a fascinating article about self-publishing something called a chapbook (a U.K. term), which is a pamphlet here in the U…. Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 148 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? Here are your two words for this week: EMPTY & SPACE HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY!  PLEASE support the other poets by visiting their blogs and leaving… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention(s), No. 147, #PoetsChoice

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and poetry that I felt deserved an honorable mention. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. Congratulations, and many thanks to… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 147, #Poet’sChoice

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Poets choose your own words. It’s my favorite month of the year! HAPPY OCTOBER! PLEASE support the other poets by visiting their blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 143, 1st of the Month #Poet’sChoice

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Poets, choose your own words. PLEASE support the other poets by visiting their blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too. This challenge is for Haiku, Senryu,… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 142 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? Here are your two words for this week: “Character & Wild” HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY!  PLEASE support the other poets by visiting their blogs and leaving… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 141 #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? It’s the middle of the month challenge ~ time for a photo prompt! Use the above photo as the inspiration for your poem. Ask yourself questions. Be creative! What does this… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 140 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? Here are your two words for this week: Light & Dark HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY!  PLEASE support the other poets by visiting their blogs and leaving… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention(s), No. 139, #PoetsChoiceofWords

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and the honorable mention poetry that really caught my eye from last week’s challenge. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines…. Continue reading