WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!
Can you believe we’re starting on our 175th poetry challenge together? I think that is amazing! Here’s to us, with many more challenges to come! Thanks for all your creativity!
It’s the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Elizabeth, from Tea and Paper, chose the theme:
This month’s theme is:
“The Day After”
On the Monday before the next challenge, I’ll select someone to choose next month’s theme.
Please remember to copy and paste your poem into the comments section of this post so everyone reads all the poetry in one place. Thanks in advance for your help.
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, #TankaProse
98 thoughts on “Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 175, #ThemePrompt”
wow, this is so lovely and stunning post, amazing!!
Thank you! ❤
My thoughts of freedom
Are but a scanty preview
Of all of the things
I will do the day after
Self-isolation is through
Yes! Well done, Padre! I love it.
Wonderful promp from Elizabeth.. and looking forward to the challenge ♥
Thanks so much, Sally!
Welcome dear, hope you enjoyed writing about it!
I did thank you Elizabeth.. will share on Saturday..
Hi Colleen. I did a senryu, which is at https://trentsworldblog.wordpress.com/2020/04/28/rapidly-cooling-senryu/
Wake in hope
Last night was perfect
You are gone
I hope you enjoyed it 🙂
Perfect! And there are many questions remaining from your words!
Thanks, Colleen, glad you liked it 🙂
Thanks Colleen ! Can’t wait to check all the posts!
You picked the perfect theme. I love it! Thanks, Elizabeth. ❤
Thanks Sis and Elizabeth, for the prompt!
You’re welcome. ❤
Welcome Ritu, hope you had fun writing it!
I did indeed!
I got this to fit in a solo renga with two other prompts!
Here in shiver me timbers…
Oooh, I like this! Happy 175th Sis ❤
Isn’t that cool? I was celebrating! 😀
A double etheree: Benison https://scvincent.com/2020/04/29/benison/
Congratulations Colleen on bringing us this wonderful challenge week after week . Thank you also Elizabeth for this week’s prompt.
Here is my link
And my poem
The day after.
The Sun knows my game
Memory’s clouded, what’s his name
Home late walk of shame
Lesson,won’t do that again
Head is banging full of pain
Oh, that’s perfect! Too funny. ❤️
Thank you 😊😊
That’s lovely and funny!
Thank you 💜💜
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trying to get through it … here’s mine
Thank you Colleen and Elizabeth for the prompt. Congratulations Colleen on the 175th week. Here’s to many more.
Here’s my entry for the week :-
The Day After :-
New shy blooms,
Keen to spring,
Waiting to be discovered,
Set to be unveiled,
May or may not be,
Life starts or,
Life as I know is present,
Morrow, blurred unknown.
Poetry form :- Shadorma (3/5/3/3/7/5 syllables)
Kitty, this is lovely! ❤
Thank you very much, Colleen. 🙂
You’re welcome. ❤
This is lovely, exactly what I though when I chose the theme, all about hope!
Thank you very much, thank you for the wonderful prompt. 🙂
Hi Colleen, here is my link! Hope everybody is enjoying the theme!
I think your theme is a hit, Elizabeth. ❤️❤️❤️
Thank you for Tanka Tuesdays
Here’s my attempt
Dust, please don’t settle,
Air breathed last hovers
– still undecided
Hello and welcome. This is a fabulous Senryu. ❤
The day after storms
had ravaged across the land –
the sun rose all gold,
black sky turned to burnished
bronze, streaked with amber flames
Thanks Colleen and Elizabeth
What beautiful descriptions you’ve shared, Kim. I can visualize the beauty. ❤
This is a wonderful compliment to the photo.
Hi Colleen, I think I just about managed to keep this family friendly. A haiku, gogyoka and tanka
The portends align
the right place at the right time
She glides towards me
Silken words slither from quaint lips
arousing lithe cravings and voluptuous desires
Seduction smothers us in its lure
As we yield to emotions unheeded and untamed
Bright sun and full moon
Passion and intimacy
We long to find you
Now and then fortunes align
A night as one, a dawn unknown
I’ve made a few corrections in the final post
Jude, this is spectacular! 😍
Thank you Colleen, I’m glad you like it, 😅
Excellent work. Your poetry is really taking off!
To the Monarch (May 2020)
carry the end
back to the beginning?
who will remember the lost, re
the disappeared? Who will fill life
with futures, release those
fragile wings to
should be centered, but it refused to copy that way…
Kerfe, I so agree with your poetic thoughts. Your words touch my heart. ❤️
Thanks Colleen. I know how you feel about monarchs.
I feel like those butterflies and the bees hold the key to our existence… if we pay attention.
Yes. We need to see what really has value.
So many good responses, Colleen. I think I read them all, so far. I’m working on a pantoum (not syllabic) but will take up one of your prompts soon! 🙂
Yay, Diana. I’m happy to see you slowly coming back into writing. I still feel unsettled but keep moving forward. I hope your folks are well and the family is safe. ❤
I’m trying to focus, Colleen, but it hasn’t been easy. This virus is so distracting! As well as the returning sunshine. Ha ha. Be well, my friend. ❤
I feel the same way, Diana. It’s hot here in Arizona now so I’ll be staying inside during the day. ❤
I shut my eyes tight
I listened for his foot steps
Silence filled the house
I opened my eyes
To the birds singing to me
He’s gone forever
Ruth, this is a fabulous double Senryu. I love it!
Here’s a haibun, Colleen:
Hello, Ken. Glad to see you.
Great theme this month, Sis! Have a fabulous weekend! Stay safe!
https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/2020/05/01/poetry-friday-the-day-after/ 😀 xo
You, as well. Thanks so much, Sis. ❤
Hi Colleen.. as it is VE Day this week I have written a Butterfly Cinquain
The Day After
the day after
guns have fallen silent
is broken by the sound of doves
heralding the celebration
that humans have made peace
and called a halt
©Sally Cronin 2020
Sally, this brilliant! Happy VE Day. ❤️
Thank you Colleen..hugs ♥
Hi Colleen. Here’s mine two Shadormas: https://mjmallon.com/2020/05/01/colleens-2020-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-175-themeprompt-shadorma-covid19-coronavirus/
Thanks, Marje. ❤️
Woohoo, I’m in! ❤ https://dgkayewriter.com/colleens-weekly-poetry-challenge-themeprompt-the-day-after/
Yay, Sis! ❤️
Hi Colleen- It’s been awhile. I was participating in NaPoWriMo! A Butterfly Cinquain. https://charmedchaos.com/2020/05/02/after-the-blossom-fades/
After the Blossom Fades
Each blossom fades
And petals drift away
The rose bush begins renewal
Flowers beginning life anew
As they decay within
Fertile black loam
Love this butterfly Cinquain! Brilliant, Linda. ❤️
A shadorma sequence inspired by a photo I took that Colleen admired.
do the birds still sing–
past and future, everything
rippling, light circles
the after, before
waves humming—the sound of dreams–
Blessed – Etheree – Annette Rochelle Aben
The day after
You’re filled with promise
New beginnings, fresh starts
Aware of your inner strength
So many opportunities
Such are the gifts of the day after
Humbly you embrace with a grateful heart
©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben
Oh, Sis this is so lovely! Love it! ❤️
Thank you, Sis! ❤
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