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.


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