Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the poetry of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines.

Each week, I like to highlight a poet, called the Poet of the Week, that I feel has shared an exceptional message, or shown an impassioned creativity through words or form. Poetry is all about perception, so don’t be shocked if you don’t feel the same way about a poem that I do.


This week, I’ve chosen Flint Saunders as the Poet of the Week from his blog, The Kettle Clicks.

I like to think that poetry is all about expressing our feelings and moods. That’s one reason why we write poetry, right? We want to unburden our souls.

The choice of words we use should reflect our thoughts, especially in a Tanka, which is written from the perspective of the poet, usually in the first person. In this poem, I feel  Flint is giving us a glimpse into his thinking as he shares his thoughts about writing and bearing his soul.

There’s a nice rhythm to the words. When you reach the end you get that “aha” moment of clarity and understand why Flint likes writing poetry. ❤

crafting our lyrics

your pain expressed in octaves

beats following hearts

uniting common discourse

there’s magic in empathy

© 2018 Flint Saunders, The Kettle Clicks Blog



Temptations – Reena Saxena

Colleen’s Tanka Challenge: ENCHANT & SHAPE – The Militant Negro™ (A special thank you for all the reblogs <3)

Tanka: Enchant & Shape – Jane Dougherty Writes

Two for Tanka Tuesday 4/24/2018 #tanka | Trent’s World (the Blog)

Tanka – One Spirit – Willow Poetry

Biodiversity – Stargazer

Imagination Tanka Poetry Challenge – Sharing With Others –

COLLEEN’S 2018 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE #Tanka #81: Enchant & Shape | But I Smile Anyway… 

Henrietta Watson – All About Blogging and More (A special thank you for all the reblogs <3)

The Song – thehouseofbailey

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Enchant & Shape | Annette Rochelle Aben

two untitled mirror cinquains – Word Florilegium

Caldron bubble – ….Bilocalalia….

like mercury colliding…

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge 81 – The Bag Lady

Cantor | Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 81, ENCHANT & SHAPE, #SynonymsOnly | willowdot21

Calendars | method two madness

Flint Saunders – The Kettle Clicks

Tanka Tanka… – Swerve Strikes Again

Blue Marble, NaPoWriMo, Day 25 – Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings

Dance of Nature | Stuff and what if…

A Vernaltide Warning of my Vices and Virtues: A #TankaTuesday (on a Wednesday) #TankaProse – Frank J. Tassone

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge: ENCHANT & SHAPE | The Shower of Blessings

Spelled – Aweni

night sky – Storie Cantabile

Mati Hari – A Tanka – Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

Tanka Tuesday | Twenty Four

The enchanted child – Being in Nature

#AtoZChallenge ‘Y is for Yellowing’ #NaPoWriMo #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge | Rereading Jane Eyre

Resilience – Smell The Coffee

Tanka: Earth – Charmed Chaos

Monday Read some poetry to make your Monday the best day ever! ❤


20 thoughts on “#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE, “Enchant & Shape,” NO. 81 RECAP, #SYNONYMSONLY

  1. Thank you again Colleen. I’m really thrilled to have been chosen this week. I just read the comments about my Tanka and they brought a massive smile to my face! You make me feel like I’m on the right track with what I’m doing. And have really brightened my day. 😁😊😁

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    1. I’m so impressed with these poets, Diana. It’s been wonderful seeing all of us grow together. Hugs to you for stopping by. ❤

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