Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap. Last week I gave you two words that should have made you feel like spring is edging into your corner of the world, “grow & honor.” There were many synonyms to choose from and I am happy to see such diversity in your poems. Great job everyone!
Today is the day we vote on the poem that spoke to you the most. Remember, this isn’t a personality contest – it’s a poetry challenge. Visit the links below. Before you vote, ask yourself these questions:
Does the poem follow the structured guidelines?
What emotions do the words convey?
What is it about the poem you selected that makes it resonate with you?
Next week, on the Recap I’ll announce the Poet of the Week winner(s) for No. 78 – Grow & Honor.
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. ❤
HERE’S WHO JOINED US LAST WEEK FOR OUR 78th POETRY CHALLENGE USING SYNONYMS FOR THE WORDS: “Grow & Honor”
Lots of new participants this week! Check them out! ❤
“What makes you a poet is a gift for language, an ability to see into the heart of things, and an ability to deal with important unconscious material. When all these things come together, you’re a poet.”
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Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called Tanka Tuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, tanka prose, renga, solo-renga, haibun, cinquain, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger’s hexastich, Abhanga, and diatelle poetry.
Colleen's syllabic poetry has appeared in the Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal, and in “Hedgerow, a journal of small poems,” and in various other online publications. She’s won numerous awards from participating in the Carrot Ranch Rodeo, a yearly 99-word flash fiction contest sponsored by carrotranch.com, an online writing community. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for Carrot Ranch.
Colleen has published a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020” published by Plaisted Publishing House.
Colleen Chesebro’s poetry blog is called Word Craft – Prose & Poetry at https://wordcraftpoetry.com/
Her author blog is found at https://colleenchesebro.com where you will find her poetry and short stories.