Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 108, “Afraid & Grave”, #SynonymsOnly
Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work 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.
PLEASE NOTE: Don’t forget to count your syllables. Use this site: howmanysyllables.com. Click on the workshop tab. Then, copy and paste your poem into the box, and click “count syllables” at the bottom.
What a fabulous collection of poetry this week. We had horror, humor, romance and plain old Autumn magic! Thanks for celebrating Halloween with me. I can’t wait until we can do it all over again! ❤
Each week, I like to highlight a poet who I call the Poet of the Week, who 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. ❤
She embraced the Double Etheree form by building on the syllables and words with her definition of Halloween. I love the rhythm and the way her words flowed through to the end. The challenge in writing a Double Etheree is to convey some special meaning with the words. I think Debby hit on the meaning of Halloween in a couple of different ways.
The Etheree format has proven to be one of the favorites of this challenge. ❤
Of year when
Rising from their crypts
Making their presence felt
Witches celebrate Samhain
As the veil thins – some find this day
Ominous while ignoring the spirits
Of the dead – decked out in ghoulish attire
More focused on the trick and the treat
Petrified by looming spirits
But eager to fill their bags
Children in for the hunt
Costumes made to scare
© 2018 D. G. Kaye
“Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity—it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.” — John Keats, from On Axioms and the Surprise of Poetry. (Mentalfloss.com)
HERE’S WHO JOINED US LAST WEEK FOR OUR 108th POETRY CHALLENGE USING SYNONYMS FOR THE WORDS: “Grave & Afraid”
It’s cold here in Colorado… how about where you are? STAY warm and read some great poetry! DON’T FORGET – Tanka Tuesday fires off with a new challenge tomorrow! See you there! ❤