Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | SynonymsOnly, Challenge #177

Kerfe, from Method Two Madness, picked an impressive pair of words this week for our #SynonymsOnly challenge: Transition & Harmony.

I always love your creativity! Here are a few poems I couldn’t pass by:

Jude: Calm in Chaos

Sally Cronin: Advancing Years

Donna Matthews: Petrichor Rising

Sue Vincent: Changes

This week, Linda from Charmed Chaos shared an amazing experience with a Great Horned Owl! Appropriately, she created a Butterfly Cinquain to go along with her experience. It’s all about the wings.

How many times have we heard the adage: write what you know? That’s because it is excellent advice.

When I read poetry, I want to connect with your words. When you share genuine life experiences, the reader sees through your eyes. We get to connect with your feelings. That precious connection—the aha moment, that’s what we all strive for!

Congratulations, Linda, it’s your turn to pick the words for next month’s Synonyms Only challenge. Please Email me your choice at tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com before next month’s challenge.

Image Credit: ©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Great Horned Owl

Shift in
The universe
Change flies in on the wings
Of a Great Horned Owl as he peers
My eyes, a rush of emotion
Escapes into the air
As I honor
This peace

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

source: https://charmedchaos.com/2020/05/14/great-horned-owl/

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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 wordcraftpoetry.com 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 wordcraftpoetry.com. 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 carrotranch.com. 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 wordcraftpoetry.com.
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  1. Thank you Colleen, and yes Linda’s post was amazing, that owl 🤩🥺

  2. Thank you Colleen for the mention, very chuffed.. and that Butterfly Cinquain by Linda was superb…♥

  3. What great entries again this week as always. 💜💜💜

  4. I’ve been following Linda’s owl adventures. It’s so wondrous. Great job by all!

  5. Great choice! And so many wonderful responses (as usual).

  6. Hope to write this one later this week. Just couldn’t bring myself to write.

  7. Thak you, Colleen… some wonderful poems this week!

  8. Excellent, Colleen! What a beautiful owl!

  9. Thank you Colleen! I’m beyond honored and humbled by your shout out 🥰I can’t wait to see this week’s challenge!!

  10. Thank you so much dear Colleen And All- I just saw this. As you know, I’ve been a bit occupied today with Bella and what’s going on with her. I will give some thought to the synonyms and send them over to you soon. All- please say a prayer for Dear Bella. She may be ill from eating a poisoned mouse or rat.

  11. Congrats to all! <3

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