Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #PhotoPrompt: Jude Itakali

Padre picked an interesting photo for us all to work with this week for our #PhotoPrompt challenge. He sent this image to me a few weeks ago so he had no idea what would be happening in the world at the time.

Image Credit: Padre’s Ramblings

Many of you wrote poetry that reflected your feelings about the crazy times we call our new normal, like Jane Dougherty did HERE. Some of you picked up other vibes, like Willow Willers did HERE.

Jude Itakali, from Tales Told Different, said he struggled with the photo as he had never seen the items in the photo. That got my attention, and thanks to Willow’s help he was able to create a lovely Tanka.

I’ve got to admit… I struggled with the photo as well. I even looked up the name on the wine bottle: Folonari. Here is what the website said:

“Folonari was founded in 1825 by Francesco Folonari, in the Veneto region of Italy. From the very beginning, the founders wanted to create wines that are accessible for everyday occasions.”

“Careful grape selection from the best vineyards, combined with the best vinification techniques, produce wines of exceptional quality. From our award winning Chianti to our exemplary Pinot Grigio, Folonari brings you The Passion of Italy in Every Bottle.”

Congratulations, Jude, its your turn to pick the photo for next month’s #PhotoPrompt challenge. Please Email me your choice at tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com before next month’s challenge.

“Flavored Display,” #Tanka

Opal casks of wine
succulent with mysteries
red and white delights
piquant berries adorn you
embellished dry-sweet pleasures

©2020 Jude Itakali

Source: Flavored display – tales told different

See you tomorrow for the new challenge! Stay busy and write some syllabic poetry with me!

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

18 thoughts on “Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #PhotoPrompt: Jude Itakali

  1. Thank you so much Colleen for picking me to choose next month’s image. It has totally caught me by surprise and has made like my entire week 😁🌷


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