WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!
Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? I’ve updated my landing page to provide the challenge rules and links to all the poetry forms to make it easier for you to find. Check it out HERE!
It’s the middle of the month challenge ~ time for a photo prompt!
This month we will use a photo chosen by last month’s “Photo-Prompt” Poet of the Week ~ Linda Lee Lyberg.
Use the above photo as the inspiration for your poem. Ask yourself questions. Be creative! What emotions does this photo stir in you?
You can use Pixabay or any other creative commons photos – just give attribution to the photographer. If you would like to use your own photos, just let me know that bit of information. Please email the photo NLT 3 days before the next month’s photo challenge.
After you’ve posted your poem on your blog, please copy your poem in the comments section of the challenge post. This way, we can find all the poetry in one place.
This challenge is for Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Haibun, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, and Cinquain poetry forms. Freestyle rhyming poetry is not part of this challenge. Thank you. ❤
For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in one of the forms defined below. Click on the links to learn about each form:
CINQUAIN & the variations on Cinquain-Wikipedia
Here are some great sites that will help you write your poetry and count syllables.
This site even has a link so you can install the extension on Google Chrome.
For Synonyms and Antonyms. When your word has too many syllables, find one that works.
Find out how many syllables each word has. I use this site to compose my poems. Click on the “Workshop” tab, then cut and paste your poetry into the box. Click the Count Syllables button on the button. This site does the hard work for you.
I will publish the Tuesday prompt post at 12: 03 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Phoenix, AZ Time). That should give everyone time to see the prompt from around the world. I publish the RECAP on Monday. It will contain the Poet of the Week and any Honorable Mention poetry.
You have one week to complete the Challenge with a deadline of Sunday, at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) Mountain Standard time – Phoenix, AZ, U. S. A.
The rules are simple…
As time allows, I will visit your blog, comment, and TWEET your POETRY. I have also been sharing some of your poetry on my Facebook page.
Click HERE to find Colleen M. Chesebro’s Facebook page. Please share the challenge poetry on your social media. Thanks.
If you add these hashtags to your post TITLE on your blog (depending on which poetry form you use) your poetry may be viewed more often:
#Haiku, #Senryu, #Haiga, #Tanka, #micropoetry, #poetry, #5lines, #Haibun, #Prose, #CinquainPoetry, #Etheree, #Nonet, #Shadorma #PhotoPromptPoetry
You may copy the badge I have created to go with the Weekly Poetry Challenge Post and place it in your post. It’s not mandatory:
81 thoughts on “Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 154 #PhotoPrompt”
Rosy hued hillsides
Birds do nestward fly
Cavern refuge – close of day
Bats making silent exit
Great imagery, padre.
Good Morning Colleen! https://charmedchaos.com/2019/11/19/taking-flight/
TAKING FLIGHT- Butterfly Cinquain
into the vast abyss
chanting to persimmon sunrise
ancestor spirits sing
in sacred light,
I can hear the keening call of the ancestors in your words. I love you inspiration! ❤
Ironically I used this sane picture yesterday to write to. lol I may have to skip this week.
that’s *same LOL
Isn’t that interesting? I think you should state that and share your poem, anyway. You obviously loved the image, and it spoke to you. ❤
Really? It’s not in any of the forms for your challenge.
So add a Haiku to it and share how it all came together, Sis. LOL! There are no coincidences. LOL! 😀
Very true! 😊
Going out Wednesday Colleen… but here is my
Mirror Cinquain – Westward by Sally Cronin
within the cave;
looking towards the east.
The sun rises to guide the way
driven to pass on precious genes,
of strength and stamina,
humans will need
©Sally Cronin 2019
I love this, Sally! ❤
Thank you Colleen..♥
Beautiful Sally 💜
Thank you Willow.. so pleased you liked it. ♥
I really did Sally 🌹🌹
I’ve written a Haiku Garland about The Morrigan that will post on Wednesday.
woman of the fairy mound
From haunted visions
the great queen chooses her own
heed the corvid’s call
acknowledge and learn
as she delves into your soul
to expose your strengths
Her voice, a whisper
or a terrifying wail
Morrigan of the
raven wing, finder of souls
I accept your gift.
©2019 Colleen M. Chesebro
This is amazing Colleen, I wrote a poem about Morrigan too a while back .💜
If you read my two days of the Morrigan on my post tomorrow, you’ll understand why I feel like she chose me. It was an amazing experience. Thanks, Willow. ❤
Can I send you mine 💜
Yes! Send me a link to your post.
Here they are they are old,
Thank you for being interested 💜
Nothing on the first link but I left a comment on the second link. ❤
Does this one work
That is stunning Colleen.. wow.. ♥
Thanks, Sally. I’ve missed my poetry. It feels so good to write again. ❤️❤️❤️
Hi Colleen I did a Tanka this week.
And So the Dawn.
Come beautiful birds
Fill the skies, grace my eyes
Share with me the dawn
Together we awaken
The beauty of tomorrow
Willow, this is lovely. I love the title! ❤
Thank you Colleen 💜
lovely Willow.. very atmospheric.. ♥
Thank you Sally, such a beautiful photo 🌹💜
Gorgeous photo! ❤
Linda Lyberg picked this one out. It spoke to me for sure. ❤
Does this one work Colleen
Yes! I loved your poetry and left you a message. ❤️
Hey Colleen, a tanka for this week’s photo prompt.
sunburnt clouds of dawn
scorched by rays of reality
all privacy scorned
bats flee with echoes of dreams
to caves of secrets veiled from light
Oh, nice! I like the air of mystery. ❤️
Glad you do😊
Here is our contribution, Colleen… https://wp.me/p2XQu3-f7Y
Yay! Jaye, please copy your poem in the comments so everyone can see it. ❤️
Will do, Colleen, so glad you liked it!
It was excellent, Jaye. ❤
Thank you, Colleen…
Here’s my link https://dorindaduclos.com/2019/11/20/on-sunrise-haiku-poetrychallenge/ and here’s my Haiku!
Morning sun awakens
Many feathered creatures fly
Among orange clouds
I love your vivid descriptions! ❤
Thank you!! ❤️
I’m procrastinating, so I did this challenge. Hahaha. A shadorma sequence.
with a bang
comes the birth of worlds
and star songs
to papaya glow, rising
over barren rocks
above burnished crags
carrying all the befores
and all the afters
where light and shadows
Posted over at https://tracikenworth.com/2019/11/20/colleens-weeky-tanka-poetry-challenge-photo-prompt-a-haiku-traci-kenworth/
A glory divine
raw awakening, birds streak
This is beautiful, Traci. ❤️
Return ( double etheree) https://scvincent.com/2019/11/20/return-3/
Opened to greet the dawn
Each heart a virgin landscape
Enduring and embracing life
Knowing the freedom of pure spirit
Assimilating the gifts of constraint
Each soul a mirror reflecting its Self
Garnering the fruits of existence
A multiverse in human form
Chiselled by experience
Sharing a pilgrimage
Enriches the Source
From light to Light
How lovely, Sue. “The freedom of pure spirit.” ❤️
Thanks, Colleen ❤
We forgot to add the poem earlier, so here it is…
The sight of bats
Dark webbed wings flying
Beneath the blood red skies
Cold shivers run down my back
A sudden warning flashed in mind
Of tangled hair, tapping on windows
Dark soul lost asking to enter, to feed…
Thanks Jaye and Anita ❤️
Nice, H. R. I like that you targeted the sounds of the bats in this Haiku.
wings, flying high, far–
in the wake
we wait for
yesterday to catch up with
what they have become
the pattern of days
the inside of the circle
empties and refills
our footsteps, echoed,
not the same–
the outlines rearranging
beginning to end
the pattern of days
the inside of the circle
empties and refills
as always I have art and an explanation
Excellent, Kerfe! I’m off to read your post. ❤
Another shadorma, I’ll let the raven speak for me
she turns with a smile,
smooth white limb
encased in mesh, not feathers
will she fly with me?
Ohhh, I love this Bobby! Well done! ❤
Thank you, your words are as welcome as gentle rain on parched earth
You’re a wonderful poet, Bobby. You sometimes see what others do not. 😀
Beautiful perfect Haiku! ❤️
Cave dwellers behold
Brilliant heavenly beauty
Love it! ❤️
A great photograph, Colleen.
Here are my two haiku’s:
in shades of evenings warning
tells of rains to come
Trying to trap a
reluctant and resistant
soul, colours life red
Oh, very good Robbie! ❤️
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