WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!
It’s the fourth week of the month! Ken Gierke selected this month’s theme prompt. On the Monday before the next challenge, I’ll select someone to choose next month’s theme. Have fun!
Don’t forget to send me poetry examples for my poetry book. I’ll need: Tanka, Gogyohka, Haibun, Cinquain (all forms), Etheree, Nonet, and Shadorma. I’ve finished the Haiku and Senryu examples. Thanks for all of your help.
You retain all of your copyrights. I give you credit in the book in the Bibliography section. All work reverts back to you.
I’ll email everyone a copy of the poems that are used in the book before publication. Thanks.
This week’s theme:
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:
Poetry Form Cheatsheet
Remember, the Gogyoka in English syllabic poetry form is the only form that does not require a syllable count per the five lines. Please be mindful that each line should be the duration of a single breath or a phrase. Choose your words carefully…
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. You have a full week to write your poetry (Tuesday – Monday). Don’t forget to copy your poem into the comments on this post so that everyone can find your poetry.
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, #Tanka, #micropoetry, #poetry, #5lines, #Haibun, #Prose, #CinquainPoetry, #Etheree, #Nonet, #Shadorma, #Gogyohka
84 thoughts on “Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 166, #ThemePrompt”
Hi Colleen another interesting prompt, thank you to Ken Gierke for the words.
Here is my entry.
Guess what? A butterfly cinquain.
LOL! This is your form! 😂
Anyone is free to borrow it. I’m not exclusive 🙂
LOL! The structure speaks to you. ❤
We seem to get on together 🙂
Here is my link for this week. A good good one. Thank you, and Ken.
Have a fabulous week. Great way of finding clarity! ❤
Uncertain in chaotic world
Seeking a mind-peaceful
Thanks for letting me share.
Excellent… I love your choice of the reverse cinquain. That syllable count is perfect and adds to the meaning of finding clarity.
Thanks Ken. https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/kimbladeswritingblog.wordpress.com/199
You can use this Tanka for your book if you think it’s a worthy fit, Colleen,
Thank you, Kim. I appreciate you. ❤
Oops! Your link goes to the WP Editor. Try this:
Thanks, Ken for fixing that. Much appreciated. 😀
Thanks for the link!
I couldn’t get your site to pull up to reblog. Sorry!
We do hope we have understood your instructions for the Gogyohka, Colleen… https://wp.me/p2XQu3-gcH
Couldn’t get yours to reblog either. Jenanita01.
Does her linkback work? I had to go and find her.
I think the second link did for hers, like the others.
Well, here’s my little contribution. A gogyohka:
Interrupted by a cry
From the nursery –
‘Til diapers are changed
Here is mine:
Hi, Colleen here’s my offering to Finding Clarity – Tanka / Opening Life’s Book
Opening life’s book
Reading each chapter with care
Pondering the words
Brushing away the darkness
Finding wisdom’s clarity
Here is the link https://goffjamesart.wordpress.com/2020/02/25/tanka-opening-lifes-book-a-poem-by-goff-james/ .
If you consider this tanka worthy of inclusion in your book you may use it.
Hello Colleen- I wrote a Tanka. I hope you are well!
slowing a heart beat
enlightenment between breaths
tranquil resting place
where horizon and land meet
under an apricot sky
©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg
I love the pivot in your Tanka, Linda. This is so well done. ❤
Thank you Colleen!
I love the apricot sky.
Terrific prompt.. will give it some thought..hugs♥
Excellent, Sally. ❤
hi colleen please clarify about the poetry for your compilation, what’s the process if i want to send in something
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jude. Thanks and much appreciated. ❤
Hi Colleen! My first tanka… I hope I got it right ☺️
Thank you and thank you Ken for the theme!
This is amazing! Comments seem to be disabled on the post. You really did a lovely job. ❤
Thank you so much! 😊 I don’t know why I can post something in the normal way and the comments section mysteriously disappears. Every now and then that happens,
but I fixed it 😊
Yay! I’ve noticed a few people are having that issue. Always best to let you know. ❤
Thank you for letting me know! ☺️
Did I do the link-back (ping) to you right?
I didn’t add any of your graphics as I didn’t know if I could but I see some people use them.
Yes… please use the graphics. No worries from me. Yes. I got the pingback message. ❤
Pingback @ https://wp.me/p93zQi-H0
hi Colleen, here’s a mirrored nonet for you 🙂
I long to see beyond her beauty
to savor more than her caress
the world around dims and fades
while thoughts of her outshine
Her taste and her feel
skills and appeal
Am I blind
why can’t I see
what’s in front of me
all these wonders ignored
this vast world away from her
beautiful souls beckon and call
Shall I forget her, to clear my sight..
Jude, this is stupendous!! ❤️❤️❤️
really? you liked it that much?
Yes! It’s excellent.
thank you 🙂
Hi Colleen.. going out Sunday.. but here is my Etheree. ♥
day and night
to find a sense
about this world of ours.
Dreams often open pathways,
clear of the wakeful detritus,
leading our minds in a direction
to that sweet spot of perfect clarity.
Wow, Sally. This is perfect. ❤️❤️❤️
Like this, Sally! Couldn’t find the link to your post to reblog.
Traci, Sally’s post comes out Sunday. ❤
Thanks Traci the blog is not going out until Sunday… sorry about that… I tend to put the poems in the comments as I do them..hugsx
Oh, I see. I’ll look for it!
You’re welcome, Sally!
Here’s my Haiku: https://tracikenworth.com/2020/02/26/colleens-weekly-tanka-poetry-challenge-no-136-finding-clarity-haiku-5-7-5-traci-kenworth/
Hi Colleen, I wrote a tanka:
White snow falls to black
Umbrellas hiding cold stares
Sick quarantine continues
Media spreads people’s fears.
© M J Mallon 2020
I wrote a Found Reverse Cinquain for the challenge this week.
Establishing true Understandability Helps create oneness
Very zen Ruth – has focused my mind 🙂
Yes! A meditation for the soul.
Hi Colleen and all,
Thanks for the challenge. Here’s my take :-
Thank you all for stopping by and reading.
Finding Clarity – A Haiku
Nature, needs none to
earmark function, clarity
keeps her going, sure.
Nice, Kitty! I love it . ❤️❤️❤️
Thank you very much, Colleen. 🙂
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