WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!
It’s the third week of the month! Time for a #PhotoPrompt
I selected Ritu Bhathal from last month’s challenge to pick the photo for this month. She has provided the following image. Please include the copyright when sharing this image on your blog.
What emotions do you feel in the moment when you look at this photo? Now, write a poem!
ALSO… I’m looking for Senryu poetry in the 3/5/3 and 2/3/2 format to use in my new book as an example. If I use your poem you will retain all rights to your work. Your work is copyrighted and I cite you in the Bibliography at the end of the book. Please email me at email@example.com. Thanks for your assistance.
On the Monday before the next Tuesday challenge, I will pick my favorite poem from this week’s challenge and share it on my blog. Whoever I pick will choose the photo for next month’s challenge! Email your selection to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE support the other poets by visiting blogs and leaving comments. Peer reviews help poets perfect their writing craft. Remember… sharing is caring.
For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in the forms defined on the Poetry Challenge Cheatsheet (click the link below):
Poetry Form Cheatsheet
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.
Every Tuesday I’ll post the challenge early enough so everyone can see it. Remember, there will be no recap.
The rules are simple. Write your poetry on your blog.
Do a link-back by placing the HTTPS:// address of the challenge post into your post. ALSO, please copy your poem and add it to the comments. If you created a Haiga, let us know in the comments with a link to your post. Now, all of the poetry ends up on the challenge post in one place.
Follow the schedule listed below:
I will visit your blog, comment, and TWEET your POETRY.
If you add these hashtags to the post TITLE on your blog (depending on which poetry form you use) your poetry may be viewed more often on Twitter:
#Haiku, #Senryu, #Haiga, #Gogyohka, #Tanka, #micropoetry, #poetry, #5lines, #Haibun, #Prose, #CinquainPoetry, #Etheree, #Nonet, #Shadorma
75 thoughts on “Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 165 #PhotoPrompt”
Baths done, pajamas on
Children to be soon tucked in bed
Drink before the television
School lunches still to pack
Doors checked -secured
Oh, this is fabulous, Padre! Love it! ❤️
Thanks to both of you. Got this one straight away!
Here is mine Colleen, I tried two Senyru this week.💜💜💜
Oops forgot to put the link in here it is.
Thanks, Willow. ❤️
Thank you 💜
Great photo prompt Ritu and thanks Colleen.. will enjoy creating something for you later in the week.. ♥
Look forward to seeing!
I can’t wait, Sally. ❤️
My heart yearns for you
While the Lover’s Moon hangs high
You don’t answer me
Lover’s Moon hangs high
The same senryu three times… https://trentsworldblog.wordpress.com/2020/02/18/lovers-moon-senryu/ I hope you enjoy 🙂
Oh… excellent love Senryu. I’ll have to grab one of these, Trent. I’ll email you. ❤
I gave it a shot! ☺️🔆
Sorry, when I posted I forgot to link back to here. Just wanted to let you know I fixed that 🙂
Thanks, Susan. 😀
Hi, Sis! I’m attracted to the sky of this picture. Let’s see what I can come up with this week. 😉
Yes! There is definitely something going on! I’m looking forward to your poem. ❤
Thank you. ❤
Teddy Bears can be a huge comfort when the weather isn’t playing nicely – please enjoy: #103 Scenario Analysis
Thank you for running the challenge. Here’s my post :-
Thank you for stopping by and reading. This is my first time I’m trying my hand at Senryu. Hope I’ve done it right. Thank you for being an inspiration.
Nature dims her light,
lets us rest, we switch on ours,
Drop, care to ponder?
-out light to disturb,
Stars, devote damsels?
Poetry form :- Senryu ( Syllable forms – 5/7/5 ; 3/5/3 ; 2/3/2 )
Well done, Kitty! Senryu are about the human responses to situations, where Haiku are nature related. ❤️
Thanks a lot, Colleen. Thank you very much for the information, I’m excited to try the various forms. 🙂
Great. Many poets write Senryu poems thinking they are Haiku. And to make matters worse… there are some Haiku/Senryu that are hybrid’s of each other. It all gets confusing. You did great. ❤
Thanks a lot, Colleen. Thank you for your tips. 🙂
You’re so very welcome. ❤
Window Washer Whimsy
The washer escapes, in night
Where *her* windows glare
Oh, I love this Senryu! Excellent! 😂❤️
Great image from Ritu. And the poems come pouring in. 🙂
It’s so fun watching all this creativity, Diana. ❤️
Hi Colleen, great photo, lots of possibilities for the poem. Thanks, Ritu!
Isn’t this an atmospheric shot? I love the moon… and the houses look pretty interesting too! 😀
I did a haiku this week. It’s at https://tracikenworth.com/2020/02/19/colleens-weekly-tanka-2020-poetry-challenge-no-165-2-19-2020-photo-prompt/
Colleen’s Weekly Tanka 2020 Poetry Challenge 2/19/2020: Photo Prompt
through haunted shadows
supernatural moon plays
windows of despair
Ohhh… very nice Traci! 🌚🌝
Thank you! I was trying to do a senryu but couldn’t get the irony to work in what the pic was saying to me.
And, that’s okay… sometimes we have to listen to our inner voices. The moon is definitely playing with everyone in this photo. 😀
It sure is!
Night-blind…. a tanka from me : https://scvincent.com/2020/02/20/night-blind/
Hello, Sue. So sorry I haven’t jumped into write-photo. I’ve got my head in the middle of a book I’m writing. I’ll be back when this is finally done. ❤
Hi Colleen.. a Shardoma this week from me for a change….
Shadorma – The Beacon
Each cold night
the light shines brightly,
to the lost.
A promise of warm comfort
without harsh judgement.
©Sally Cronin 2020
Sally, this is fabulous! I always love the rhythm of the syllables in a Shadorma. Your message resonates with current affairs, also. I love it! ❤
Thank you Colleen.. thought it was time to practice with another form.. will enjoy exploring it further..hugs ♥
The Shadorma has a rhythm all its own. It’s quite special and your words really conveyed a perfect message. ❤
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I’ve written a trio of senryus for my interpretation of the challenge.
And these Senryu are spectacular!
Hi! Here’s my contribution this week:
Enjoy your Friday and weekend, Sis! ❤ xo
Hello, Sis. I’m off to read. ❤
Here’s my Senryu. Hope my link came through
Bright spot of sky light
The gods are coming today
Are you prepared now?
Well done, Ruth. This certainly tells the story of the image. ❤
A sad one this week: https://mjmallon.com/2020/02/22/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-165-photoprompt/
But these are very good, Marje. Good expression of feelings. ❤
Hi Colleen! And thanks for the photo, Ritu. It took a while for me to come up with something for this one. I did a shadorma sequence. I think each poem can stand alone, but together they’re a narrative, of sorts. 🙂 Not sure I’m entirely happy with it, but. . .
the glow said to me–
work and time
dragging me down. But light
keeps shadows at bay–
memories, they stay,
in moonlit places–
still slither into my dreams–
till dawn, and I’m free—
dance the way we did
we moved, kissed, together said
words of love, now gone.
Merril, I love this sequence! You picked up on strong vibes!
Thank you, Colleen! 🙂
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