Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | Synonyms Only | Jules

What a fantastic week of poetry! Those prompt words (blessed & hex) picked by Anita Dawes really hit the spot for inspiration. I loved all the magical poetry! So did Freyja!

Here are the links to the poetry for this week, courtesy of Mr. Linky:

1.Jude 8.s. s. 15.Sally Cronin 
2.anita dawes 9.Kim 16.Linda Lee Lyberg 
3.Padre 10.Diana Peach 17.Kerfe Roig 
4.Dave Madden 11.willowdot21 18.Colleen Chesebro 
5.Trent McDonald 12.Traci Kenworth 19.
Merril D. Smith
6.Jules 13.Frank J. Tassone  20. 
Pat R
7.Elizabeth 14.Cheryl   

This week I selected Jules‘ poem! Yay, Jules!

Congratulations, Jules, it’s your turn to pick the synonyms for next months #Synonyms Only challenge. Please Email me your choice at tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com.

“Un’shelf’ish,” solo renga

allure to curl up
on a bookish day; either
too hot or rainy

divine alone time until
eyelids flutter; close for sleep

on the shelf color
d’versity of many themes
for all interests

©2020 Jules

Learn about this form. READ: Renga: Poetic Forms

See you tomorrow for the new challenge!

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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. Well done Jules and everyone 💜💜💜

  2. Congratulations Jules

  3. Lovely poem by Jules.. thanks again Colleen for all the work that goes into this..♥

  4. Excellent choice. (K)

  5. Woohoo! Go Jules!

  6. I love Jules’ poem! Oh, those bookish days . . .

  7. Who doesn’t love bookish days <3

  8. A great way to share the poems, Colleen. And what an unusual poem from Jules. So creative. 🙂
    I hope your book is coming together well. Stay safe and Happy Writing, my friend. <3

    • The editing will soon begin! I’m ready. I’ve got several projects lined up for publication. I’m busy and loving it. Hugs for stopping by and stay safe. <3

    • I’m not sure what book I was reading then… as I’ve usually got at least two or three going at once.
      I just finished another one yesterday. A fun murder mystery with a crossword too – Turns out there is a series by Parnell Hall about the Puzzle Lady. 😀

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