2020 Poetry Challenge Planning

To all my poetry challenge participants and those interested in participating in the challenge in the future: At the end of 2019, Colleen’s weekly syllabic poetry challenge will have run for three consecutive years. I never thought I would have this much interest in syllabic poetry, and I’ve been overjoyed… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 152, #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 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention, No. 151, #SynonymsOnly

And just like that… October disappears into November Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and the honorable mention poetry. 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. Don’t… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention(s), No. 141, #PhotoPrompt

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and any honorable mention poetry that really caught my eye. 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… 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

“Home,” #Nonet

I wanted to try something different this week for my poetry challenge so I shared a photo for poets to use as inspiration for their poems. The last thing I want is for this challenge to seem dull. So, let’s give it a try! There’s a lot going on in… Continue reading

UHTS: SUBMISSION CALL for October 2019 issue of Cattails

SUBMISSION CALL for October 2019 issue of cattails Submissions for Fall/October issue open: 1st July (midnight) GMT and close: 15th August (midnight) GMT. Attention POETS: Please read the instructions below carefully so you know how and where to submit your poetry. <3 *** Please make sure you submit your work to the correct editor. Mike… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 133 #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: Plan & Spend HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! Except for the first challenge of the month ~ then, the poets… Continue reading

“Cosmic Messages,” A Haibun/Tanka

This morning, as the sun warmed my back, I gazed at the stark beauty of the Sonoran desert spread before me. Thick-trunked Saguaro cactus spread their arms to the sapphire sky as if showing gratitude for another day of being. Verdant green Palo Verde trees filled with saffron blossoms waved… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 125, #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:… Continue reading