“Neoteric Thoughts,” A #Tanka #ABRSC

Hello and welcome to my contribution to my weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. This week we had to find synonyms for "experience and new." I decided to create a Tanka poem using the words neoteric for new, and technique for experience. Here are the instructions for writing a Tanka Poem: TANKA IN ENGLISH 5/7/5/7/7 syllable structure. Your … Continue reading “Neoteric Thoughts,” A #Tanka #ABRSC

“Snowflakes,” #CinquainPoetry #ABRSC #SynonymsOnly

Hello and welcome to my contribution to my weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. This week we had to find synonyms for "cover and precipitation." I decided to create a cinquain using the words, snowflakes, and shield. Here are the rules for writing 5 line Cinquain Poetry: "Snowflakes" Snowflakes - sparkling diamonds snowing, blowing, freezing frosty … Continue reading “Snowflakes,” #CinquainPoetry #ABRSC #SynonymsOnly

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge no. 63

Marjorie Mallon pens an engaging Tanka poem along with an excerpt of her novel that is on special right now. If you’re looking for some quality time with a book, this is the perfect opportunity! ❤

M J Mallon YA Author and Poet

This weeks prompt words from Colleen are cover  and precipitation and the challenge is to use only synonyms. I’ve chosen cloud-burst for precipitation and masquerade for cover.

A cloud burst erupts, Momentary rain shadows,Light illuminates,Ryder's narcissistic eyes,An evident masquerade.

This weeks prompt words from Colleen are cover and precipitation and the challenge is to use only synonyms. I’ve chosen cloud-burst for precipitation and masquerade for cover.

And the following is an extract of Puzzle Piece 28: Leanne’s Warning from my YA fantasy novel – The Curse of Time Book 1 – Bloodstone which is currently on special offer price, so grab a copy!!

I knocked and waited to enter. The door creaked open. I took that as my invitation to slip through the opening and breezed inside. As before, my eyes searched out the sparkling crystals, and for a moment I almost forgot why I’d come. I stood motionless, in awe of the surrounding beauty.
In the corner, I spotted Leanne…

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Killing the Light (5 years)

poetry

Today is the five year anniversary of the school shooting in New Town, Connecticut. What a fitting tribute to the children who lost their lives to senseless gun violence. My heart weeps. ❤

method two madness

in memory of s

Assault sanctified
by righteousness—what warning
will sound loud enough?

Erased, revised, forgotten–
words dive deeper into sand.

Five years ago today 20 children and 6 adults were murdered by an assault rifle in Newtown, Connecticut.

Charlotte Bacon, 2/22/2006
Daniel Barden, 9/25/2005
Olivia Engel, 7/18/2006
Josephine Gay, 12/11/2005
Ana M Marquez-Greene, 4/4/2006
Dylan Hockley, 3/8/2006
Madeleine F Hsu, 7/10/2006
Catherine V Hubbard – 6/8/2006
Chase Kowalski, 10/31/2005
Jesse Lewis, 6/30/2006
James Mattioli, 3/22/2006
Grace McDonnell, 11/4/2005
Emilie Parker, 5/12/2006
Jack Pinto, 5/6/2006
Noah Pozner, 11/20/2006
Caroline Previdi, 9/7/2006
Jessica Rekos, 5/10/2006
Avielle Richman, 10/17/2006
Benjamin Wheeler, 9/12/2006
Allison N Wyatt, 7/3/2006
Rachel Davino, 7/17/1983
Dawn Hochspring, 6/28/1965
Anne Marie Murphy, 7/25/1960
Lauren Russeau, 6/8/1982
Mary Sherlach, 2/11/1956
Victoria Soto, 11/04/1985

The poem uses words (synonyms) from Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday and The Secret Keeper.  The art was originally posted on the 2-year anniversary of the shooting.

“More Americans have died from gunshots…

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“Tower Carillons” A Tanka, #SynonymsOnly

Hello! The challenge words this week for Colleen's Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge were "bells and past." I had a vision of Ebenezer Scrooge in my head that I haven't been able to shake. Scrooge is my favorite Christmas movie, and I love the theme and lesson. I've been trying to figure out ways to challenge the participants … Continue reading “Tower Carillons” A Tanka, #SynonymsOnly

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge #62: Bells & Past (#SynonymsOnly)

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! You MUST use a synonym for each of the two words! I hope you will support each other with visits to blogs and by leaving comments. Sharing each … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge #62: Bells & Past (#SynonymsOnly)

“Mother Nature’s Con,” A #Haiku

Hello! It feels good to be back writing poetry again. I've missed all of you. The challenge words this week for Colleen's Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge were "stark and trap." I've been trying to figure out ways to challenge the participants because you've all gotten so darn good! I've continued on the theme that you … Continue reading “Mother Nature’s Con,” A #Haiku

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