#Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 77 RECAP, “Charm & Time,” #SynonymsOnly

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap 

Image credit: @AnaSobota (Twitter)

Last week I gave you two words that lent a more romantic tint to your poetry, “charm & time.” There were many synonyms to choose from and I am happy to see such diversity in your poems. Great job everyone!

The Votes Are In!

Here is the tally:

Other Answers
Friday, Mar 30th 9:02PM
Miriam Hurdle
Friday, Mar 30th 8:04PM
Jane Dougherty
Friday, Mar 30th 5:08PM
Frank J. Tassone
Friday, Mar 30th 3:00PM
John Leys
Thursday, Mar 29th 3:40PM
Thursday, Mar 29th 11:55AM
Sue Vincent
Thursday, Mar 29th 1:26AM
The Bag Lady
Wednesday, Mar 28th 4:47PM
My Forever 77
Tuesday, Mar 27th 8:08PM
Tuesday, Mar 27th 2:42PM
Jane Doughetery
Tuesday, Mar 27th 3:30AM
 We had 11 voters. Both Willowdot and Jane Dougherty received two votes each, so we have a tie for this week’s Poet of the Week. Woo HOO! Excellent job ladies. ❤
I’m open to ideas on the voting process. Do you want to vote from the recap post and I can feature that poet of the week on the next week’s recap… OR? Tell me what you think in the comments.
For right now until I get some additional feedback from the participants:
Please make a notation on your calendar to come back to the challenge post each week to visit the other participants. Then, vote for the poem that speaks to you by writing in the blog name or author’s name in the Other category. You have until Sunday at noon, Denver, CO, USA time to vote. That’s all there is to it. ❤

The Tuesday challenge post will contain the rules and links to learn how to write the different forms. Please read the post to learn how to write the poetry forms for this challenge. Please LINK your poetry to that post – NOT this one. ❤

This week’s first POET of the WEEK is Willowdot21 with her Tanka Poem:

A bygone era

Quaint and cosy old tea shop

High tea full of cheer

Silver tea pots, bone china

Clock stopped there’s nothing finer.

©2018 Willowdot21

The second POET of the WEEK is Jane Dougherty and her 3 Cinquain Poem called, Ages.


pile in layers

of sedimented earth—

bog turf, primeval grass, fossil



This life

cloud-drifts graceful

as fawns, blossom blowing,

with slow rush of green sap rising,

to bloom.



ages, fading

colours like wan sunlight,

filigree of fallen leaves—peace

drops slow.

©2018 Jane Dougherty Writes

I have one more person to spotlight this week, Annette Rochelle Aben. Her new book, A Haiku Perspective 2018 is the NUMBER ONE new release in Japanese Poetry & Haiku on Amazon. Check out the book HERE.

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Lots of new participants this week! Check them out! ❤

Owl Butterfly – elysianandcynosure

Spring Flower – #Haiku | Trent’s World (the Blog)

Ages – Jane Dougherty Writes

Elegy to eggplant – ….Bilocalalia….

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Charm & Time | Annette Rochelle Aben

COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE #Tanka #Cinquain #77: Charm & Time | But I Smile Anyway…

Majestica – Reena Saxena

Tanka Poetry Challenge – Haiku/My Forever

HAIBUN – Affection – My pen

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge 77 – The Bag Lady 


Mayfly – thehouseofbailey

Love-Tanka Poem/BR Chitwood

Dog-poet’s latest | Mucky Boots and Flawless Paws

Spell #midnighthaiku | Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo 

Spring Suite: an .@ImageCurve #haibun collection – Frank J. Tassone

Colleen’s 2018 Poetry Challenge #77 Charm and Time | The Shower of Blessings

Moments | like mercury colliding…

Time – a tanka | Darkness of His Dreams

Tanka – Charm & Time | radhikasreflection

Tanka – Union of Soul – Willow Poetry

Spring Magic: Tanka Tuesday – Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings

Colleen’s Tanka Challenge | The Dragon’s Lair

Forever Memory | Stuff and what if…

Tanka Tuesday | Twenty Four

Forging Our Luck – A Haibun/Tanka | Katja Rammer

#Easter #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge ‘Treasure Hunt’ | Rereading Jane Eyre

“The Fairy Witches,” A Tanka – colleenchesebro.com

Tanka: Effervescence – Charmed Chaos 

Charm & Time… – Swerve Strikes Again

Charm & Time Haiku/For Much Deliberation

Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Poetry Challenge No 77 : Charm and Time | M J Mallon Author

#Poetrychallenge – Time and Charm – Robbie’s inspiration

Charm & Time/Afterwards


follow your heartWrite some poetry! ❤ ❤ ❤



        1. I know. I don’t want it to be a personality contest. I want you all to chose the poem that made you feel something – that is the connection and why you write and read poetry. ❤

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          1. It’s not mandatory to vote. Please don’t stress. I only wanted to highlight poets and their work. Hugs to you, Ritu. You are so kind. ❤

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  1. Hi Colleen,
    I didn’t read at all that I had to vote – sorry! I guess I just scanned for the words and missed that there was more than the explanations of the poem forms. So sorry!

    I usually browse the entries as soon as you put up the recap – it’s a lot easier to navigate than the comment/pingback section. New entries come in late sometimes (mine, for example .. 😛 )
    So… since you asked for opinions. I’d rather have the poet of the week announced the next week so everyone got the opportunity to look through all the entries?

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    1. I think so too, Katja. I will add the voting on the recap post and announce the winner the following week on the next recap. I think that is easiest. ❤

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  2. I think vote from the recap post and then put the winner up in the next challenge post. Of course to do that you may need to limit the length of participation, say 8 AM Sunday (Denver time) is the cut off and you post the recap Sunday morning. Only two days of voting, but hopefully it would be easier for people to vote. I think that is easier than doing it from the comments in the challenge post. honestly, my attention span to these types of challenges is about two days. I follow Friday Fictioneer posts for three days, but forget to go back after that. Same with yours. After a day or so, it’s hard to go back and check. Recap post is much easier – they are all there at one time.

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    1. Excellent points. To keep things easy for me also what do you think of voting on the recap post and I share the winner/winners on the following week’s recap? We would be a week behind but that might be the easiest for all of us. If I can pull it off, I would like to do a FREE book of all the poetry that was voted on with links to the different author’s blogs. It just an idea but worth thinking about.

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      1. Having the winners announce in the next weeks recap isn’t a bad idea (“Here is last week’s winner…Vote for this week’s winner”) In some ways, though, it would be nice to have it wrapped up right away and move on. Whatever is easiest for you.

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    1. You are most welcome. My Rune stone reading today has shown that with patience and hard work you have harvested a rich reward. Well deserved. ❤

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  3. Congratulations to Willow, Jane, and Annette!!
    It seems like we are on the way to a good and engaging way to highlight the poets and poetry. Voting on the recap post may be easier since everyone has submitted. Doing an anthology of winners’ poems is an excellent idea. If we have one or two winners per week, we’ll have 52 – 104 in a year. If we are thinking of anthology, think of a way to make a larger volume, since the work is being done. I like the idea, Colleen. ❤

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    1. Thanks, Miriam. I think it’s a great way to highlight the poets. I have it figured out and will share my ideas tomorrow. We could really have fun with this for sure. ❤


      1. Yes, Colleen, we have fun.Each member takes turn to lead the class and chooses a poet to study. The members prepare by finding poems from that poet and read in the class. Many people learn new things about the poets even though they studied them in high school or college. We share what we like and how we relate to the poems that read aloud in class. When we have time left, we could read our own poems. Once a year, the class publishes an anthology and each member has 5 pages of space of their poems and a short bio. A couple members are 80 some years old and still write poems!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Diana. I’m so proud of my poets! They have stretched their wings to new heights. Fab news for Annette. Hugs to you! ❤

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