Year: 2020

“Cold Moon (fuyu no tsuki)” #haiku

Frank Tassone’s Haikai challenge asks us to celebrate by writing the haikai poem of our choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that allude to either Cold Moon (fuyu no tsuki), New Year’s Eve (toshi no yo), or New Year’s Day (ganjitsu). Frank says: Here’s how the challenge works: 1. write the haikai poem …

“Cold Moon (fuyu no tsuki)” #haiku Read More »

#TANKA TUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 209, Last challenge of 2020

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! For the LAST poetry challenge of 2020, I want you to write a poem about hope, using your favorite poetry form (it doesn’t have to be syllabic). Please make these poems inspirational to others. No negativity and No politics! We’ve all had enough politics to last us another lifetime. After you’ve …

#TANKA TUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 209, Last challenge of 2020 Read More »

TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Theme Challenge: Holiday Traditions ~ Cinquain

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Last I week I challenged all of you to write a holiday themed cinquain poem with a syllable count of 2/4/6/8/2. I’m so happy you shared your holiday traditions with us. Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: 1. Padre  9. Jules (flash fiction)  17. Ruth  2. Jude  …

TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Theme Challenge: Holiday Traditions ~ Cinquain Read More »

“The New Age of Aquarius,” #haiku

Yay! Frank Tassone’s Haikai challenge is back! I found inspiration in the kigo: 170 – Winter Solstice II/Christmas. Yuletide blessings flow from dawn’s light thorough Stonehenge the sun god returns ©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro Pagans around the world celebrate the return of the light as the Wheel of the Year continues to turn. May the …

“The New Age of Aquarius,” #haiku Read More »

“Yuletide,” #cinquain

Merry Christmas! This week for my Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge, I asked everyone to contribute a cinquain so I could create a huge garland of cinquain to wrap around our “poet-tree.” I wrote this cinquain for the Winter Solstice, but totally forgot to post it! Better late than never! Yuletide— the longest night of celestial …

“Yuletide,” #cinquain Read More »

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 208, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This weeks theme is: “Holiday Traditions” What is tradition? By definition, tradition is: The passing down of elements of a culture from generation to generation, especially by oral communication. A mode of thought or behavior followed by a people continuously from generation to generation; a custom or usage. We all celebrate …

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 208, #THEMEPROMPT Read More »

TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | CHALLENGE NO. 207 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

In a few short weeks, Christmas has once again snuck up on us! Happy Holidays everyone. Congratulations to everyone who finds the time to jump into this challenge. I know many of us are alone for the holidays, so I want to let you know that I will have a challenge up for the next …

TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | CHALLENGE NO. 207 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT Read More »

“Mom’s Shoes,” #FlashFiction

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction prompt for December 17, 2020: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features stilettos. Who will wear them and why? Go where the prompt leads! Respond by December 22, 2020. “Lizzie, are you ready for school? You better not be in my closet again, young lady. …

“Mom’s Shoes,” #FlashFiction Read More »

WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 203. #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the third week of the month! Time for an Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). I’ve selected an image for this week’s challenge. I’ve always loved watercolors. There is something special that speaks to me from the muted and surreal colors and brush strokes. …

WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 203. #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT Read More »

TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | SYNONYMS Only: Mingle & Drift

Kerfe Roig picked an impressive pair of words for us to work with this week for our #SynonymsOnly challenge: “mingle and drift.” Here’s everyone who joined in: 1. rogblog666 8. The Versesmith 15. Pat R 2. Jude 9. Cheryl 16. Myrna 3. willowdot21 10. Padre 17. Merril D. Smith 4. Dave Madden 11. Christine 18. …

TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | SYNONYMS Only: Mingle & Drift Read More »

%d bloggers like this: