COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE, NO. 73: ENERGY & KNOWLEDGE, #SNYONYMSONLY

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 by leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too. Please … Continue reading COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE, NO. 73: ENERGY & KNOWLEDGE, #SNYONYMSONLY

“My Journey,” A Reverse #Cinquain

For my Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge this week I used finding for breakthrough, and journey for movement. New Cinquain Poetry Forms Cinquain - Wikipedia (Many Thanks to Scott from the House of Bailey.Wordpress.com for the information) * Reverse Cinquain: A form with one 5-line stanza in a syllabic pattern of two, eight, six, four, and … Continue reading “My Journey,” A Reverse #Cinquain

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge, No. 72: Breakthrough & Movement, #SnyonymsOnly

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 by leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too. Please … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge, No. 72: Breakthrough & Movement, #SnyonymsOnly

“The Collective,” A Tanka

It's that time of the week and if the itch to write has turned into a slow burn... Get writing! Join my weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge and get your brain waves thinking in new ways. Write some poetry! This week, I've used the word, "ethos," as my synonym for character and "altruism" for the word, … Continue reading “The Collective,” A Tanka

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge, No. 71: Character & Affection, #SnyonymsOnly

Image credit: Quotefancy.com 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 by leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge, No. 71: Character & Affection, #SnyonymsOnly

“Serendipity,” A Tanka

Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge where we use synonyms for the prompt words challenge and destiny. This week I used my favorite word - serendipity for "destiny", and test for "challenge."   Serendipity - the joy of shared connections, with another soul. The test of friendship remains, long after the … Continue reading “Serendipity,” A Tanka

Smorgasbord Writer in Residence – According to the Muse (A dialogue in 2 halves) Part 1: What is Poetry? Paul Andruss

A delightful post from Paul Andruss: “I dabble in poetry and it is an extension of lyrics that I wrote many years ago, and most of my poems, like those lyrics, will never see the light of day.

Poetry for me has always been emotionally driven. I love a good story and some of my favourites from childhood were If by Rudyard Kipling… It had me at the first two line…”

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It is time for one of the exclusive posts from Writer in Residence Paul Andruss. I dabble in poetry and it is an extension of lyrics that I wrote many years ago, and most of my poems, like those lyrics will never see the light of day.

Poetry for me has always been emotionally driven. I love a good story and some of my favourites from childhood were If by Rudyard Kipling… It had me at the first two line.

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, 

I will now hand you over to Paul who shares a conversation between a Muse and a Pilgrim on the subject of poetry…..and its various forms.

According to the Muse (A dialogue in 2 halves) Part 1: What is Poetry? by Paul Andruss

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Colleen’s Weekly 2018 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge, No. 70: “DESTINY & CHALLENGE” #SynonymnsOnly

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 by leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly 2018 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge, No. 70: “DESTINY & CHALLENGE” #SynonymnsOnly