Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 179, #ThemePrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Merril D. Smith from last month’s challenge selected a special theme: This week’s theme is: “How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” ― William Shakespeare, The Merchant … Read more Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 179, #ThemePrompt

Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #PhotoPrompt: Frank Tassone

When Vashti Vega sent in the photo of the crocodile for this week’s challenge. I really got excited. There was so much atmosphere to infer from the photo. I had no way of knowing what you all would come up with. I was totally blown away by your creativity and the depth of meaning shared … Read more Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #PhotoPrompt: Frank Tassone

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 178 #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the third week of the month! Time for a #PhotoPrompt Vashti Q. Vega, from last month’s challenge, has provided the photo for this month’s challenge: Remember, a photo can be a metaphor for your poetry. Think about the mood, the theme, and the color. Think outside of the box. We … Read more Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 178 #PhotoPrompt

“The Palo Verde Weeps” #Haibun

I always love the beginning of the month’s poetry challenge because poets choose a form and write about the things that mean the most to them. As the number of coronavirus infections and deaths continues to climb in Arizona, I leave at sunrise for my early morning walks to avoid contact with others. I’ve discovered … Read more “The Palo Verde Weeps” #Haibun

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 176, #Poet’sChoice

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Poets, choose your own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to you! Are you looking for inspiration for your syllabic poetry? Find an image on Pixabay.com or experiment with “found poetry” as a way to find … Read more Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 176, #Poet’sChoice

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 175, #ThemePrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Can you believe we’re starting on our 175th poetry challenge together? I think that is amazing! Here’s to us, with many more challenges to come! Thanks for all your creativity! It’s the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Elizabeth, from Tea and Paper, chose the … Read more Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 175, #ThemePrompt

“In Retrospect,” #Haibun, #FlashFiction

To get back into the swing of writing, I’ve combined my weekly #PhotoPrompt poetry challenge and the Carrot Ranch prompt into one piece. The April 23, 2020, Carrot Ranch prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about distance dating. It can be any genre, era, or setting. Who is dating, and … Read more “In Retrospect,” #Haibun, #FlashFiction

Reminiscing about life ~ Earth Day, April 22, 2020

It feels good to be writing again. This pandemic sapped my energy and creativity. I’m glad I took some time off to work on projects around the house. It helped me to settle into this new normalcy. Last week, we celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary, and last Saturday was my birthday. Life feels more precious … Read more Reminiscing about life ~ Earth Day, April 22, 2020

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 174 #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the third week of the month! Time for a #PhotoPrompt Jude, from Tales Told Different, selected the photo for this month’s challenge. Clearly, his love for romantic poetry is evident in his selection. However, don’t let that be your only guide. Think about what is going on in this image. … Read more Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 174 #PhotoPrompt

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 173 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! I picked the two synonyms for this week’s challenge. Remember, there are many ways to use these words. Don’t be afraid of creativity! Here are your two words: Idea & Fancy On the Monday before the next challenge, I will pick my favorite poem from the #SynonymsOnly and share it on … Read more Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 173 #SynonymsOnly

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