Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap. Last week I gave you two words that should have made you feel like celebrating because spring is trying so hard to appear around the world “dance & command.” There were many synonyms to choose from and I am happy to see such diversity in your poems. Great job everyone!
Here are the results of the voting for Challenge No. 78 “Grow & Honor,” with Jane Doughtery, voted as the Poet of the Week by her peers. ❤
Remember, the cutoff for your poetry submission is Sunday, 12 NOON,
Denver Time, USA.
Today is the day we vote on the poem that spoke to you the most from the “Dance and Command,” Synonyms Only Prompt. I’ll announce the winner on next week’s Recap.
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 to you as the reader?
What is it about the poem you selected that makes it resonate with you?
Type in the name of the Poet in the “Other” Category.
Next week, on the Recap I’ll announce the Poet of the Week winner(s) for No. 79 – Dance & Command.
I’m curious to hear your thoughts about the voting process. We had 14 votes with 31 participants, which means only half of you are voting. If you hate the voting we can go back to the old way, but only if you let me know. Thanks. ❤
“A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone’s knowledge of himself and the world around him.”
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Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Poet who loves crafting paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre flash fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative 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, and shadorma poetry.
Colleen's syllabic poetry has appeared in the Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal, and in “Hedgerow, a journal of small poems.” She’s won numerous awards from participating in the Carrot Ranch Rodeo, a yearly flash fiction contest sponsored by carrotranch.com. In 2020, she won first place in the Carrot Ranch Folk Tale or Fable category, with her story called “Why Wolf Howls at the Moon.”
Colleen is a Sister of the Fey, where she pursues a pagan path through her writing. When she is not writing, she is reading. She also loves gardening and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art.