Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention, No. 149, #PhotoPrompt

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and the honorable mention poetry that spoke to me. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines.

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Congratulations, and many thanks to all the participants! Last month’s Photo Prompt, Poet of the Week, Diana Peach gave us all an interesting image to work with. Thanks for the great image!

The image is from Pixabay, by Michael Seibt

I thought there was so much going on aside from the moody swamp-like appearance. How many of you saw the snake (or asp) and the poppy? Did you notice the reflection of the (alien faery, sprite, elemental, lizard, etc.)? What about the colors? What kind of mood did you perceive? Color is inspirational. What did the color green mean here? What kind of mood does this image portray?

Did you visit the challenge post comments? Click HERE to find the links to everyone’s poetry. There were some amazing responses this week. Stop by and say hello!

I will publish the Poet of the Week and Honorable Mention Poets in the 2019 Poet of the Week Anthology, which everyone can grab as a FREE PDF in January 2020.

As you know, each week, I like to highlight a poet who I call the Poet of the Week, and who has shared an exceptional message or shown impassioned creativity through words or form. Poetry is all about perception. You may not feel the same way about my choice. That’s okay. Perception is different for all of us.

Remember the Poet of the Week for the Photo Prompt picks the image for the November middle of the month challenge. Who will it be?

The Poet of the Week

This week, I’ve chosen Linda Lee Lyberg as the Poet of the Week. Linda spotted the snake in the image and actually wrote a love inspired butterfly cinquain, which surprised me. This week we all saw (or felt) something different. Linda saw love. How marvelous is that?


Please, email me your photo pick for the November 19th Middle of the Month Poetry Challenge

The Flutist, #Butterfly #Cinquain

And if
my music tames
and quells your urge to strike
will you slither into the cool
green sea
with me and we’ll float in mossy
dreams, falling, falling deep
love’s mystery

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Read this weeks’s Poet of the Week! The Flutist via @charmedchaos12

Honorable Mention(s)

Kerfe Roig saw the green! Her Haiga (and artwork) reflect the “greenness” of the image. We don’t always have to reiterate what is visible in these images. Sometimes the creativity is found in what is not seen. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box.

FOR FUN: Click HERE to learn more about the color green!

Green, #Haiga

©2019 Kerfe Roig

Joe M. found the humor in the image. His Senryu made me laugh! I felt like this poem was a Senryu because of the last line. There’s a bit of irony in those words. Also, it seemed like the words talked about a personal event. What do you think?

Haiku, #Senryu

no tips in the hat
dude we’re in a freakin swamp
this gig is the pits

©2019 Joe M.

It’s my favorite time of the year! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s new challenge.

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

30 thoughts on “Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention, No. 149, #PhotoPrompt

  1. Hi, Colleen! Great choices this week. I loved Linda’s butterfly cinquain, and the honorable mentions. Have a great new week! 😀 xo


  2. Thanks once again Colleen for featuring my work, and congratulations to Linda and Joe. There was a wonderful variety in the responses. (K)


  3. I found you through Go Dog Go Cafe. I will have to add your blog to my list of blog hops!


  4. Oooh. Linda’s poem is beyond beautiful. Congrats to all three featured poets. And thanks, Colleen, for letting me choose the image. That was a blast. 🙂


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