Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 169 #PhotoPrompt


It’s the third week of the month! Time for a #PhotoPrompt

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Do you have the luck of the Irish? Read about St. Patrick’s Day on Ali Issac’s blog HERE

Padre, from Padre’s Ramblings, provided the photo for this month’s challenge. What does this photo say to you? Write some syllabic poetry and tell me what you think. Make sure to give Padre credit for the use of his photo.

Image Credit: ©2020 Padre Ramblings

On the Monday before the next challenge, I’ll pick a poem from this week’s challenge and share it on my blog. Whoever I pick will choose the photo for next month’s challenge! Then, all you have to do is to mail your selection to me at Have fun!

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):

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.

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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:

Don't forget

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

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About Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry

Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, on where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of syllabic poetry. A published author, Colleen is also an editor of “Word Weaving, a Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse, also found on Colleen’s mission is to bring the craft of writing syllabic poetry to anyone who thinks they can’t be a poet. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for the Carrot Ranch literary community at Colleen’s poetry has appeared in various anthologies and journals including “Hedgerow-a journal of small poems,” and “Poetry Treasures1 & 2” a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on “Writing to be Read." Colleen published “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry,” which illustrates how to write various syllabic poetry forms used in her Tanka Tuesday challenges; and a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020,” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Find Colleen at Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at
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  1. Looks like one helluva party…will see what I can do…♥

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    A Friday evening
    Friends gathered all together
    Vintage familiar
    The past week’s events rehashed
    As new memories are made

  7. Trying to visit blogs Sis. I am by no means up to the challenge this week, but I will say – fantastic prompt. I may have written something about Italian wine bottles piling up in people’s homes there who are under lockdown. <3

  8. Memories – haibun.
    This picture dredged up a few good memories.

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  10. Hi Colleen,
    Here is my entry for this week. I feel downright early this week😄

    chaos came to pass

    funky, monkey business strive

    that’s how we got here!

    a mass reversal needed

    I’m going to need more wine!!

    Pat R

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  12. Hi Colleen,

    Thank you for running the challenge.
    Here’s my take :-
    Thank you all for stopping by and reading.

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    we drink
    to our fears?–
    summoning lost
    drowning pain with spirit
    voices that echo and join
    each other in chorused silence
    broken like the bread we wish to share

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  17. Happy Friday, Sis! Thanks for another fun poetry challenge!
    Have a calm, safe and happy weekend! <3

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  19. Hi Colleen, a tanka for this week, took me a while but I got it.
    Opal casks of wine
    succulent with mysteries
    red and white delights
    piquant berries adorn you
    embellished dry-sweet pleasures

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  22. Thanks to Padre Ramblings for a great photoprompt… here is my effort for the week. ♥

    Mirror Cinquain – A Toast to Life – Sally Cronin

    once filled with wine
    have now been re-purposed
    as decorative reminders
    of fun.
    A time
    when friends raised high their full glasses
    in an affirming toast
    to the richness
    of life.

    ©Sally Cronin 2020

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  24. Bottles of vino
    Craved whilst in isolation
    Aware of dangers

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