WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!
This week, I’m looking for Haibun (Prose & Haiku) and Tanka Prose (Prose and Tanka) to use as examples in my book. I’m also going through your blogs and leaving you messages of poetry that I’d like to share in the book. As always, you retain all rights to your work and I give you credit in the Bibliography. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If I don’t answer you right away, please don’t panic. I’ll get to all the emails as I continue to compile the examples. Thanks so much for your help.
Here are your two words selected by Ruth Scribbles, from last month’s #SyllablesOnly challenge:
COMFORT & WORN
On the Monday before the next challenge, I will pick my favorite poem from the #SynonymsOnly challenge and share it on my blog. Whoever I pick will choose the syllables for next month’s challenge!
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
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 complete your poetry. Write your poetry for yourself and don’t forget to have fun.
The rules are simple. Write your poetry on your blog.
Do a link-back by copying the HTTPS:// address of the challenge post and pasting it in 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, #TankaProse
80 thoughts on “Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 168 #SynonymsOnly”
Can’t wait to get on this. I enjoy juxtaposing prose and poetry
My pingbacks never seem to work here so here is my Link 😁
I approve all comments, Willow. We have a huge time difference between us. ❤️
It’s confusing, sorry , I should know that 😖🌹🌹🌹🌹
No worries. We forget how far apart we truly are in miles. ❤️❤️❤️
Yes it’s amazing we can communicate with so much ease 🌹🌹
Yes! Sounds good! 😍
Pingback @ https://wp.me/p93zQi-KW
Familiar old chair
Moulded to accommodate
I’m safe and secure
This weeks entry, https://wp.me/p2XQu3-gn2
I realise I’ve only really included one of the words, the second is a bit obscure. I’ll see if I get a better poem.
No worries, Jane. Don’t force it. ❤️
I must have just liked those words too much to think around them.
That’s how it is sometimes. 😂
I don’t usually have this clingy problem 🙂
LOL! There’s something in the air! 😀
Here is my entry for this week. A tanka.
gazing at the moon
in the cool of this spring night-
moment of solace
lower edge looks nibbled on,
a bit tattered, much like me
I think my ping back went to live elsewhere. I’ll try again:)
Wow, Pat! This is fabulous! ❤️
Thank you, Colleen.
Scrub that. I’ve got it all wrong. Forgot to use synonyms. I’ll be back shortly…
Sounds good. 🔮📝
This one is Tanka Prose
Third time lucky! Phew! I really wanted to use those words!
Well done, Jane! ❤️
Took some doing!
Word Power – Tanka
As I slip into
The familiar excuses
Their strength fades away
I am encouraged to change
To create a better life
©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben
Yes, my sister! You can do it! This is amazing and should be your new mantra! ❤
❤ You are so wise! xoxox
Just repeating what my dear wise sister taught me. ❤ Thank you for that! 😀
Ooh fun. Thanks, Colleen. Now the the drawing board, I mean writing board. 🙂
LOL! You go, Diana. I know you’ve got some magic hidden in there. ❤
Hello Colleen- Joining in! https://charmedchaos.com/2020/03/10/haibun-shades-of-blue/
#Haibun: Shades of Blue
On days like this when the wind is chill and the sun seldom peeks through the clouds, I wrap myself in a shabby cotton sweater. I am a butterfly in a blue cocoon, safe from the world and harm.
It’s an odd looking sweater, with snaps as opposed to buttons, and has always been misshapen, a loose mess. I bought it years ago, off a Macy’s sale rack for next to nothing.
It’s lightweight and not very warm, but for some reason its scent brings to mind that of an old friend hugging me. There are random holes in it from snagging it on a rose bush or the huge thorns on the lemon tree, yet I cannot part with it.
When I need solace, I go in search of the sweater. Because it is so old I tend to throw it off when the temperatures rise, leaving it in a forgotten heap. And there it sits abandoned, waiting.
soothing spring showers
falling from colorless sky
lavender spikes bow
Excellent, Linda. I’ll be adding this to the book for sure. ❤
A solo tanka for you here: stale poise?
Fantastic Colleen.. look forward to it…hugs ♥
Hey Colleen I wrote a haibun (prose and haiku) here’s the link
This week is an inspiring one for poetry, the full moon is inspiring!
Thank you for the inspiration. Tried my hand at Double Etheree for the first time. Here it is:-
Thank you all for stopping by and reading.
Easing out of lines
Out of lines,
Drawn by others,
Drawn by ourselves, push,
boundaries; loss, roadblocks,
there might be initially,
gradually one step leading,
to another, fulfilment galore,
at last, extending capabilities,
realising hidden, untapped sparkle,
springing like bubbles, fizzing out from,
a soda can, let them not buzz,
away, not recede away,
Each day an avenue,
Poetry Form :- Double Etheree.
Here’s my haibun…great prompt words!
Nonet Pandemic response
Shabby consolation and solace
Abound from elected leaders
People are crumbling today
Under the sorry words
Top leaders failing
Doctors speak truthfully
Against deceitful untruths
Pandemics kill people and dreams
Time for relief and reassurance
Excellent, Ruth! I like how you brought this all together! ❤️❤️❤️
Thank you! 😊❤️
Thank you Carol, here is my shot at Haibun
Happy Friday the 13th, Sis! Thanks for another fun challenge. Have a safe and happy weekend!
You too, my sister! ❤️❤️❤️
I hope things are not as crazy in your neck of the woods as they are here. The coronavirus situation has everyone in an uproar. Supermarkets are practically empty and closing early, schools and restaurants are closing, they have army reserve medics in my neighborhood’s hospital learning how to administer coronavirus tests. It feels like a dystopian nightmare.
I’ve written a Found Haibun poem that was inspired by “Ode to Silence” by Edna St Vincent Millay. Her poem had themes of comfort and being worn down emotionally too, so I thought it fitted the prompt well. I was actually unsure about writing haibuns up until this point but this has actually made me really happy creating it. I must try writing a Found Prose Tanka poem next 🙂
Thanks for the great prompt Colleen and I have a Shadorma this week. Synonyms Faded and Solace
Shadorma – Memories
faded but still sweet
as we age,
keeping those long gone alive
safe within our hearts.
©Sally Cronin 2020
How lovely, Sally! ❤️
Thank you Colleen..hugs ♥
Hi Colleen – I finally got one done for the week! Who knew writing 7 syllables could be so hard?
Thanks and have a great week!
It’s like that sometimes for sure. 😂
Here’s my three senryu plus a story. https://tracikenworth.com/2020/03/13/colleens-weekly-tanka-2020-poetry-challenge-no-168-traci-kenworth/
Hi Colleen! Happy Sunday–I just realized it’s the Idea of March. 🙂
Another Crapsey Cinquain. She did continue thoughts into the next line, and also often incorporated the title into the poem, which I did, too—though the poem works without it.
frayed and tattered,
warmth held in the gaping
holes, a worn memory of him,
Oh, this is amazing! Merril! 😍
Thank you so much, Colleen! ❤
And, of course I meant Ides of March! 🙂
I figured that. 😀
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