Colleen's Weekly Poetry Challenges

New Submission Form for Colleen’s 2019 Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge

Poetry has been a passion of mine since I was a teenager. Those of you who started this challenge with me over two years ago, and those new poets who recently joined, deserve a huge hug for all your hard work and dedication. So, thanks for sharing your poetry with the world! I know the… Continue reading New Submission Form for Colleen’s 2019 Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge

Colleen's Poetry

“The Wild Hunt,” A Nonet Poem

This week, I'm adding another poetry format to Colleen's Weekly Poetry Challenge that is similar to the Etheree, except there are nine lines instead of ten. Everyone loves the Etheree, and I just couldn't wait till the beginning of the new year to add a similar form. ❤ Many thanks to Jane Dougherty for the… Continue reading “The Wild Hunt,” A Nonet Poem

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Recaps

Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 111, “Celebrate & Number” #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.… Continue reading Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 111, “Celebrate & Number” #SynonymsOnly

Colleen's Weekly Poetry Challenges

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 104, Happy October – “Poets Choice of Words”

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? HERE’S THE CATCH: It's the first of the month and 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… Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 104, Happy October – “Poets Choice of Words”

Colleen's Weekly Poetry Challenges

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 103, “Fall & Try,” #SynonymsOnly

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! 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.  … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 103, “Fall & Try,” #SynonymsOnly

Colleen's Weekly Poetry Challenges

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 102, “Vigor & Energy,” #SynonymsOnly

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! 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.  … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 102, “Vigor & Energy,” #SynonymsOnly

Colleen's Poetry

“The Mystery of Creativity,” A Tanka

This week for my poetry challenge, I used the word "scheme" for plan, and the word, "end" for finish. The last few weeks, when my blog was broken, kept me in a constant uproar. I think I had the first real writer's block of my life. It's not like I don't have plenty to write...… Continue reading “The Mystery of Creativity,” A Tanka

Colleen's Weekly Poetry Challenges

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 101, “Plan & Finish,” #SynonymsOnly

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! 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.  … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 101, “Plan & Finish,” #SynonymsOnly