Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 123, #SynonymsOnly

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 in 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.

I am so thrilled about your poetry. It was a tough job to only pick one poem this week. Your Haiga poetry is outstanding and I am always drawn to the images and their messages. You are all amazing poets in my book! ❤ ❤ ❤

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.

The Poet of the Week will be published in the 2019 Poet of the Week Anthology, which everyone will be able to grab as a PDF in January 2020.

This week, I’ve chosen Violet Lentz and her poem, “Teacher,”  a Haibun Haiku that took my breath away! I love poetry that shares a message or lesson about life. I don’t know much about Violet, but her blog says it all: Thru Violet’s Lentz.

I love the intimacy of Haibun poetry. It feels like you’ve read someone’s diary. That connectedness to the poet is rather divine as if you have stepped inside their mind and have the ability to see through their eyes. Not all Haibun contain a lesson or miraculous discovery, but when they do, it’s like receiving a gift.

“It is then that I realize, I lack their singleness of vision. I am so busy 
struggling to have it all, I have nothing.”

Violet Lentz

That particular acknowledgment ties this entire piece together. The location, the oneness of the dogs, all of these word images contribute to that single thought! It is an experience that brings the reader to a mindful spot of contemplation. Brilliant!

The Haiku at the end talks about feelings more than nature. However, the “…icy arctic air…” is considered to be a seasonal word phrase called kigo. (Shadowpoetry.com shares more about kigo). If you use Kigo in your Haiku it one way to differentiate from Senryu.

Poet of the Week for Feb 12 – Feb 17: Violet Lentz
"Teacher"  #Haibun #Haiku

I go for the Aurora Borealis. I think witnessing such grandeur will 
infuse color into this black and white existence I have called a life for 
way too long. I am not prepared to lose my heart to a bunch of mixed 
breed dogs tethered on 12 foot chains, overlooking little wooden 
houses, encircled by hard packed yellow snow.

As the sled pulls into the kennel, the tethered dogs oneness of vision is
glaringly evident. They howl and dance and run and jest, “Pick me! 
Pick me!” they cry out- as a lump forms in my throat, and tears come- 
I feel their lust.

It is then that I realize, I lack their singleness of vision. I am so busy 
struggling to have it all, I have nothing.

As I settle into the sled, and feel the magnificence that is attained by the 
singular vision of ten mixed breed dogs pulling together, I know, 
alas- I have found my teacher.

Icy arctic air
alone, cannot obscure what
I have come to learn.

Violet Lentz

HERE’S WHO JOINED US LAST WEEK Using Synonyms for Meaning & Passion

ORDER: title, type of poem, followed with the name of the poet, and the link back to their post, and the poem.

Mr Frowning Tree, #Haiku/Tanka
An expressive face
Full of such feeling
Carved in wood. I pause.

Mr Frowning Tree,
Stops me on my way to work,
With his cheeky frown,
Little devil what a tease,
I doubt he’s really that sad!
Marje @ Kyrosmagica

Ben's weekly poem #Senryu
Our joint desire
Heartfelt union of a pulse
Definition - love.
Ben, Munro buddy and budding dog-poet

Dukkha, #Tanka
Suffering exists
And it can be overcome 
The message is clear
See the source of suffering
Follow the path to freedom
John W. Leys

Fortune, #Nonet
One's fortune should not be chains of gold
nor glittering diamonds or a
jewel encrusted chalice,
But rather sweet desire's
nuance on rose lips
a luscious potion
of fervor
bathed in
love.
Linda Lee Lyberg

An unnatural death, #Tanka
His excessive zeal
For all life had to offer
Was unnatural
We missed its significance
Until the drugs stopped him dead

Robbie Cheadle

My Everyday Valentine, #Tanka
Our love made no sense
But your kiss was medicine
Now you own my heart
Your warmth was what I needed
Your lips deserve my kisses
Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Thirsty Words, a #Shadorma, a #Cinquain, and a #Senryu 

 I'd lost words
But with keen intent
Regained them,
In each breath,
Paroxysms of purpose
Direct gusts of wind,

Language;
Form and feeling,
Gaging, voicing, signing,
Gist in sagacity’s ardour
Evoked

I dare not end this
Sentence for thirst of its sense
Until breathless still.
antoniazen

Comfort, #Haiga

Elizabeth


Secrets - #Senryu

My heart beats so fast
What ignites this keen craving?
Your hidden secrets?

Let me uncover
The essence of your power
And relish in it.

By gaining your trust,
I become vulnerable,
Naked, and open.

My heart beats so fast.
What ignites this keen craving?
My spilled secrets?
H.R.R. Gorman


Waiting for the fire, #Etheree
At the wind’s mercy, we watch the clouds pass, 
from the east with Siberian chill,
the north with Arctic snow and ice.
Birds, essence of misery
hunch on still-black boughs, rain-
wet and stark, waiting
for the sun’s 
ardour to
kindle
spring.

Jane Dougherty

Equalize Her, #Etheree
At
First, she
Thought too much
About other’s 
Opinions of her
It meant the world to
Be liked in spite of flaws
Then, one day, she realized 
Everyone had flaws of their own
There was plenty to like about them 
She learned how not to care what other’s thought
©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

"Sweet Bliss,' #Etheree
Our
Essence
Symbolic
Of love’s true heart
A beating rhythm
Racing to a frenzy
Until the excitement ebbs
Leaving us spent in a sweet bliss
And the moment lingers quietly
As we lie safely in each other’s arms
Dorinda Duclos

First and last, #Double #Nonet
Fall in love for the very first time
Prey to romantic fantasy
Crucifixion of the heart
Hopes are raised and blighted
Dreams unrequited
Rollercoasting
Emotions
Falter
Fade
*
Years
Reveal
Deeper truth
No longer grasping
Giving, not possessing
The heart flies free of its cage
Joy becomes the essence of life
When you learn to love for the last time
Sue Vincent

Alienation, #Nonet
What is this lust for blood in debate,
this need for vile retribution,
love for self, and not for man?
Differences be damned.
Brotherhood is key.
That we should think
otherwise
makes no
sense.
Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr

Proposal #Senryu
Much more than a hint
Showing my feelings for you
Will you marry me?
Ritu

Just a Wish, #Haiga

Ethan Dale Eagar


Love Story - A Tanka
no explaning this
deliberate attraction -
am still being pursued

through the autumn of our years,
precious gift, ardor unmatched
Pat

Thrive In War #Senryu
Words Cannot Define,
My Intense Ardour For War.
In Battles I Thrive…

the dark netizen

Tanka Tuesday #123, #Shadorma
we are the
essence of longing,
fragile hearts,
trembling,
for hints that we are worthy
of love’s ecstasy

 Kat Myrman

“Essence,” Haiga/Haiku

Hélène – Willow Poetry


Love, #Etheree
Love
is fire
burning hot
your soul captured
lust vanquished by warmth
substance, value, drift in
pure spirit emotion takes hold
senses high, fire all cylinders
love is firm footsteps on solid ground
love is time, motion, fair winds at your back...
Anita Dawes

Toward, #Nonet
Air
sharper
now—the cold
transforms sunset
clouds with furied
winds—far away you drive
distances, all bearings lost–
here alone, I wish for headwinds
to turn your wheels around—back to me
Kerfe

Ardor, #Cinquain
Ardor,
Fury unleashed,
Ebbing and surging waves,
An allusion to unlit zest,
A storm.
 indishe

Reasons for the Seasons #Haibun

How boring life would be without those famous candy hearts on
Valentine's Day, thank you, Saint Valentine, for your message of love.

Who doesn't enjoy that green beer on St. Patricks Day, 
♫ It's not easy being green ♫ ♫ ♪; tell that to AOC.

The warmth of Spring brings Easter, a new bonnet and basket full of
colored eggs, bunnies; peeps too! The Lord has Risen proving He,
Jesus Christ, IS God. Ah! Easter, God, is good.

Merry and joy, lights, decorations are here. Its Christmas, His
Birthday and yet, we get all the presents. Just think if He never came
to us, no reason as they say, for the season. 
Any of the Seasons!

Powerful is God
We delight—remember all
Believers or not
myforever77

Romance  #Etheree
When 
a man
and woman
reach out and touch
one another's souls
with open heart and mind
it draws them into a place
that brings their lives significance
with mutual empowerment and grace
enough to sustain their desire through life
Sally Cronin

Ubuntu, #Haibun #Shadorma
It’s Valentine’s Day and you’re either in love with the day or you’re a
curmudgeonly eye-roller.

Me? I’m an introvert. Specifically, an ISTJ. That T…it’s the thinking
component. The long and short of it is that I tend to be more rational
than emotional. And to an outsider, I’m often misunderstood. I’ve been
accused of being cold, uncaring, distant, and unapproachable. And
truth be told, romance isn’t my forte. So Valentine’s Day? Eh.

But here’s the thing about us introverts…this one in particular…this
analytical, goal-oriented, dependable, and overly direct human is a
soul that loves deeply, is fiercely loyal, and will fight to the death for
her people. All day, every day.

ubuntu
millions of people
connected
different
all with dreams, seeking purpose
universal bond

Donna Matthews

Magical Protection #Haiga #Senryu

Colleen M. Chesebro


Tanka Tuesday #Tanka
True desire for life
It consumes like a fire
Urging the senses
To devour and embrace
Lust for the definition.
Willow Dot 21

Are you looking for more writing/poetry/photography challenges?

H.R.R. Gorman has created a comprehensive list on his blog. Click HERE to learn more. ❤

See you tomorrow for the new challenge!

“Magical Protection,” A Haiga/Senryu

This week for my poetry challenge, the words were meaning and passion. I used the word, application for meaning, and the word spirit, for passion. My poetry reflects a human condition (fear) so it falls in the Senryu category.

I created a Haiga, that possibly is on the iffy side. The image directly reflects upon the words of my Senryu. So, does the image add something to my words? Do you get an alternate reading?

I thought about meditation when I wrote the Senryu but happened upon this image. I think the image conveys a different meaning. The background is spooky which causes me to wonder if the woman feels fear. What do you think?

Haiga ~ Senryu
Magical Protection

An application—
of magical protection,
my calm spirit soars.

©2019 Colleen M. Chesebro

Peace!

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 123 #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:

Meaning & Passion

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. ❤

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, Haiga, Tanka, Haibun, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, and Cinquain poetry forms. Freestyle rhyming poetry is not part of this challenge. Thank you. ❤

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 

SENRYU IN ENGLISH

HAIGA

TANKA IN ENGLISH 

HAIBUN IN ENGLISH 

CINQUAIN & the variations on Cinquain-Wikipedia 

ETHEREE

NONET

SHADORMA

To all of you! ❤

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.

thesaurus.com

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.

I don't get it

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 the challenge participant’s poems.

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 poems from the submission forms to the Recap I publish on Monday. I urge everyone to visit the blogs and comment on everyone’s poem.

The rules are simple

If it’s the first poetry challenge of the month, poets choose their own words. (Synonyms are not necessary). Otherwise, for the rest of the month, 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.

After you’ve published your poem on your own blog, copy and paste your poem into the form below. Then, click the SUBMIT button. (WordPress limits me on the title names, so use the Key below to know what to fill in the blanks) This form generates an email to me.

By participating in this challenge, you agree to allow me to publish your poem in a 2019 PDF collection of poetry if you are selected as the Poet of the Week. This collection will be available in January 2020 as a free download from my site.

Please note: I will not retrieve your poetry from the pingbacks any longer – only from the submission form. If you want to be considered for the Poet of the Week or published on the Recap please use the Submission Form. ❤

However, if you can’t get the submission form to work for you, email me at colleenchesebro3@gmail.com. Please list your name, Title & Type of poem, the web address of your poem, and your poem. ❤

Don't forget

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

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

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

Visit Robbie Cheadle’s POETRY SHARING GROUP on Facebook JOIN TODAY!

Robbie Cheadle has set up a public group on Facebook called: “Poetry Sharing Group.”  Please share each other’s poems to this group. I think this is a great way to share our work with other poets. Mind your manners. For every share, you must comment on another post in the group. Please click the link above to join this group. Remember, sharing is caring! Thank you. ❤

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:

Sign up for my weekly blog recap newsletter. As a special thanks after subscribing, you can grab your FREE copy of my Poetry Forms Cheatsheet, which is perfect for use on the weekly poetry challenge. Just fly over to my SIGN UP PAGE and enter your email. ❤

Have fun and write some poetry!


Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 96, “Congregate & Passion,” #SynonymsOnly

It's Tuesday

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! SYNONYMS ONLY!

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.


Opportunities for Poets

Dime Show Review publishes fiction, flash fiction, ten-word stories, poetry, and essays, both online and in print. They are looking for literature that suspends doubt, writing that appears of its own accord and tells secrets we never suspected but always knew.

Dime Show Review is published three times a year in print, and online on a rolling basis. They accept submissions from February 1 through November 1 each year, and they respond to most submissions within two to twelve weeks. Authors who don’t receive a response within three months are welcome to query.

Authors of fiction may submit one complete story, 3,000 words or fewer. Authors of flash fiction may submit one story, 1,000 words or fewer. Dime Show Review also publishes ten-word stories. Authors may submit up to two of these, and they should be complete stories, exactly ten words each. Poets may submit up to two poems in any form, no longer than two pages each. Authors of nonfiction may submit one essay, 3,000 words or fewer. Submitting authors can read selections from Dime Show Review online to get a sense of their style.

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Radarpoetry.com welcomes unsolicited submissions of poems during our reading period of October 1 through June 30.  

During the months of July, August, and September, we read and administer the Coniston Prize and are open to prize submissions only.  Please see the contest page for details.

Guidelines

Please read the guidelines carefully as they have recently been updated.

We recommend you read our issues to get a sense of our aesthetic before sending your workWe only accept poems only through our submissions managerPoems sent by email will be deleted.

Submit 3-5 original, previously unpublished poems in a single document. We read blind, so please ensure there is no identifying information on the document that contains your poems. You should include a cover letter and a brief bio in the comments boxWe welcome translations as long as all necessary rights have been secured by the translator.

We accept simultaneous submissions and ask that you notify us right away if your work has been accepted elsewhere. For partial withdrawals, simply add a note to your entry on Submittable. We do not accept multiple submissions.

We respond to each submission within a month, and often much sooner than that. After 30 days have passed, feel free to query us. You can also report and track your submission through Duotrope. Unless you are specifically invited to send more work, please wait 6 months after before submitting again.

Former contributors should wait one calendar year after the publication of their poems before submitting again.

We secure first serial rights for poems we publish. Upon publication, all rights revert to the author. We are proud to nominate our contributors for major awards including the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. We ask that all contributors cite Radar Poetry should their poems be published elsewhere in the future.

We look forward to reading your work!

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Thrushpoetryjournal.com – a journal of poetry that will appear 6 times a year. ( January, March, May, July, September, and November)

We believe in showcasing the best work we receive. We will present a select number of poems per edition.

Submissions are now open. We read submissions on a rolling basis. We are not a paying market.

Submit previously unpublished work only. If you are sending us work that appears on your website, blog, or a self-publishing site, please remove it prior to submitting to us. Send us no more than three poems, pasted in the body of an email, preceded by a cover letter. If your poem requires special formatting, you may then, and please only then, also include an attachment.

Please indicate “POETRY SUBMISSION” on your subject line. Submissions without “Poetry Submission” in the subject line will be deleted unread.

Include a bio (all bios are subject to editing). Also include a URL to your blog or website, if applicable. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but not preferred. If your work is accepted elsewhere please inform us immediately.

We aim to respond to all submissions within 10 days of receipt (usually less). We will not respond (accept or decline) with a form letter and we will comment on poems whenever possible.

Please wait a minimum of six months between submissions

If your work is accepted at THRUSH, you agree to grant us First North American Serial Rights, all archival rights, plus the rights to reprint in any future anthologies. Upon publication, all rights revert back to the author. You agree that if your poem/s subsequently appears elsewhere (in print or online), you will give due credit to THRUSH.

Our taste is eclectic. We want poems that move us, a strong sense of imagery, emotion, with interesting and surprising use of language, words that resonate.  We want fresh. We want voice.

Established and new poets are encouraged to submit. Experimental poetry is fine, randomness is fine also. However, we do not want experimental and random just for the sake of calling it such. No long poems. We prefer a poem that will fit on one page. We are not interested in inspirational poetry or philosophical musings.

Submissions that ignore these guidelines (or parts of these guidelines) will likely be declined immediately.

We nominate for most major prizes. See our Awards page

Our guidelines are subject to change. We suggest reviewing them prior to submitting.

Submissions and other correspondence should be sent to:  editorthrushpoetryjournal@gmail.com

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One Sentence Poems: Now Seeking Submissions

As their name suggests, One Sentence Poems is an online literary journal publishing poems composed of a single sentence.

A project of Ambidextrous Bloodhound Productions and a relative of the literary journal Right Hand Pointing, One Sentence Poems has been publishing a new poem every Tuesday through Saturday since 2014. You can get a sense of their style by reading the poems they publish online.

One Sentence Poems accepts submissions all the time. They respond to all submissions, usually within two weeks. After they accept a poem, they publish it online in the following few weeks.

Poets may submit up to four single-sentence poems of at least two lines. In other words, each poem must have at least one line break. They publish poems in any form, though they prefer left-justified poems and usually don’t care for scattered forms.

Each poem must consist of one complete and grammatically correct sentence. That means it must begin with a capital letter and end with a terminal punctuation mark. Using semicolons to connect sentences is cheating. Long sentences are fine, but a reader should be able to speak the poem in one breath.

One Sentence Poems accepts submissions online, but not via post or by email. They do not accept previously published work.

If you would like to learn more or submit to One Sentence Poems, please visit their website at http://www.onesentencepoems.com/osp/how-to-submit/.

 

goals

Please 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.

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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. 

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.

haiku vs senryu

Image credit: Pinterest.com

(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

thesaurus.com

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.

I don't get it

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.

How Long Do You Have and Your Deadline: You have a 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.

I got this

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

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR TWITTER ACCOUNT LINKED TO YOUR BLOG – I WILL NO LONGER TWEET YOUR POETRY… THERE IS NO SENSE SINCE YOUR TWEET BECOMES PART OF WORDPRESS.COM AND THERE IS NO ATTRIBUTION BACK TO YOU.

 Great ideaI have also been sharing your poetry on my Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/CMChesebro/. Please feel free to 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:

Life is likea cup of tea

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

Have fun and write some poetry!

challenge accepted

Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #4 PASSION & CHEER

Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to the TANKA CAFÉ. Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you’re in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let’s write some TANKA poetry.

Here are some great sites that will help you write your Tanka.

thesaurus.com

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 of my Haiku and Tanka poems. Click on the “Poetry Workshop” tab to create your Tanka. Here are the rules for the Tanka form: howmanysyllables.com

Poets.org gives the definition and the rules for the writing of a Tanka. Please note the following from the site:

“In many ways, the tanka resembles the sonnet, certainly in terms of treatment of the subject. Like the sonnet, the tanka employs a turn, known as a pivotal image, which marks the transition from the examination of an image to the examination of the personal response. This turn is located within the third line, connecting the kami-no-ku, or upper poem, with the shimo-no-ku, or lower poem.”

Writing a Tanka is like writing a Haiku (5/7/5) and adding two more lines. See how much more of a “visual image” you get in your mind’s eye? You end up with 5/7/5/7/7.

My example:

Did you recognize the pivot in the third line? We start talking about my solitude, and then we switch to talking about the leaves of red and gold. The words are all connected and are talking about my response to autumn. It is important to try to join your feelings into your Tanka.

Visit Jean Emrich at tankaonline.com. She gives excellent instructions on how to join your feelings into this poetry form.

I will publish the Tanka Tuesday prompt at 12: 03 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Denver
Time). That should give everyone time to see the prompt from around the world.

How Long Do You Have and Your Deadline: You have a week to complete the Challenge with a deadline of Monday at 12:00 P.M. (noon). This will give me a chance to add the links from everyone’s Tanka post from the previous week, on the new prompt I send out on Tuesday. I urge everyone to visit the blogs and comment on everyone’s Tanka poem.

The rules are simple.

I will give you two words that you need to use (in some form) in the writing of your Tanka.

The two words can be used in any way you would like to use them. Words have different definitions, and you can use the definitions you like. Feel free to use synonyms for the words.

To do a Ping Back: Copy the URL (the HTTP:// 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 Tanka Post in the comments of the current week’s Challenge post.

People from the challenge may visit you and comment or “like” your post. I also need at least a Ping Back or a link in the comments section to know you participated and to include you in the Weekly Review section of the new prompt on Tuesday.

BE CREATIVE. Use your photos and create “Visual Tanka’s” if you wish, although it is not necessary. You can use FotoflexerPicmonkey, or Canva.com, or any other program that you want to make your images. Click the links to go to the programs.

I will visit your blog, comment, and TWEET your TANKA.

You may copy the badge I have created to go with the Tanka Tuesday Challenge Post and place it in your post:

HERE’S WHO JOINED US LAST WEEK FOR OUR 3rd CHALLENGE USING THE WORDS – HOPE & WAIT:

Inexorable | The Poetry Channel

Tanka Tuesday: Hope and Wait – Image & Word

waiting in silence | rivrvlogr

#Tanka Tuesday Challenge | Potholes in the Road of Life

Morning tanka – Jane Dougherty Writes

Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #3 Hope & Wait | Annette Rochelle Aben

Hope & Wait | thoughts and entanglements

New Day – My words, My life

Tanka – Hope/Wait | Mother Willow

Wait #Tanka | Sue Vincent – Daily Echo

neelwritesblog/poem/tanka/promptword-wait/tanka#02/13/10/2016 | neelwritesblog

Hope’s Dazzling Lights | Stutter-Stepping Heart

When there is hope – Ontheland (Edit)

Hope – Leara writes and other creative things…

I Fly – Naa PraPacham, My World

My Sweet Lover – Always a Writer

Autumn Blues – Thoughts and Entanglements

Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #3 Hope & Wait – Two on a Rant


I am blown away by last week’s Tanka poems. The depth of emotions expressed through your words moved me. That is why we are here, to evoke emotions from our words.

Since you did so well last week, are you ready to have another go at it?

Here are our two words for this week’s challenge: PASSION & CHEER (any forms of the words, AND don’t forget that you can use synonyms)

I used desire for PASSION and acclaim for CHEER

“The Ending”

Colleen M. Chesebro

WRITE YOUR TANKA POEM NOW! You CAN do it! Don’t forget to link to this post so I can find you and retweet your creation. Have a marvelous week. ❤

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I Celebrate Our Love

Vday Challenge

Harry, at Poet’s Corner had an excellent idea to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Write a L O V E poem!  Go ahead, join in! Follow the link to find out how to participate.

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Here we are on our wedding day, April 16th, 1985

I’ve done better… here are three Haiku that I wrote about my husband Ron, and I.  We will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary in April, so I felt it appropriate to write some “love”  haikus for him on Valentine’s Day.

Our Ordinate Love

Happy Valentines Day everyone.  I plan on printing this photo out and framing it for him.  This is better than an old Hallmark card any day!  ** Great IDEA here if you are struggling on how to celebrate with the love of your life!  Write a HAIKU. **

Thanks for sharing in our happiness!  Until next time,

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SoCS–Suspicion

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Badge by: Doobster @ Mindful Digressions

Our Saturday Stream of Consciousness prompt from Linda was:

“Element.” Choose one of the four: air/water/earth/fire or use the word “element” however you wish to define it. Enjoy!

I chose to work with the element of fire, as I have been on a poetry streak lately.

 

rose hoar frost

Flames lick the burning passions of my distrust,

as I gaze at the deep nothingness in your eyes.

Your cold icy stare smolders in the empty recesses of my soul.

I see your hatred, ablaze with desire, a cheap tawdry trick

aimed to once again draw me into the realm of  your darkness.

I feel your cloying breath upon my face –

kisses dripping with an icy resolve

luring me, taunting me, haunting me.

My skepticism lingers, as cold fingers of doubt grip and choke –

clutching at my trembling, rapidly beating heart.

Your cruel game is passionate and intense,

filled with the indifference of a first lover.

My own suspicions were astutely intact,

for my disbelief rang true.

The fires that fueled the intensity of you –

now crumble like white hoar-frost in the winds

of an unwelcoming fate.

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(Rose image)

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Silver Threading

RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku Prompt Challenge #16– “The Haunting”

Ronovan Fall Haiku Challenge

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge prompt words for this week are “haunt and release.”  Join us each week in this fun challenge.  Check it out!

The Haunting

The Haunting

(Image credit: Huffington Post)

Thanks for popping in to see what I am up to.  I’ll see you again,

Silver Threading

Our Ordinal Love

Our Ordinate Love

Just a little Haiku craziness for Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday where our prompt was to use an ordinal number.

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Thanks for the visit.  I look forward to seeing you again,

Silver Threading

Loving Hearts

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Haiku 2014 © Copyright-All rights reserved www.silverthreading.com

(Image credit thanks to Sharyn Delight, 9/16/14)

This is my contribution for Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge where the prompt words were:  create and destroy. 

Ronovan Weekly Haiku Challenge

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Silver Threading