Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #ThemePrompt: Elizabeth, Teaandpaper.ca

Sally Cronin picked an excellent theme for us all to work with this week for our #ThemePrompt challenge: “The Night Sky.”

The poetic outpourings of your souls impressed me. Well done, everyone! I was happy to see Radhika again. Her poem, Starry Date, held a romantic edge. Tina Brakebill shared a lovely Tanka called de novo.

I really enjoyed Elizabeth’s Gogyohka, The Night Sky!

Congratulations, Elizabeth. Next month, it’s your turn to pick the #ThemePrompt for next month’s challenge. Please Email me your choice at tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com before next month’s challenge.

Unlocking the door
Feeling the scent of the night
They remembered everything
Seduced by the stars
Drifting towards love

©2020 Elizabeth

This Tanka has a magnificent pivot: “The remembered everything.” Read the first three lines together, and then start again with line three, adding the last two lines. Notice how you get another perspective on her words.

source: The night sky #Gogyoka – Tea & Paper

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.

24 thoughts on “Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #ThemePrompt: Elizabeth, Teaandpaper.ca

  1. Thank you again Sally for the prompt, well done Elizabeth your poem is beautiful and as always thank you to Colleen for bringing us all together 💜💜💜💜


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