Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #PhotoPrompt: Kitty’s Verses

What a fabulous photo from Sally Cronin this week. There were so many poetic possibilities! How many different metaphors did you see?

Here’s who joined in:

1.Padre 8.Elizabeth 15.Kerfe Roig 
2.Trent McDonald 9.Cheryl 16.Merril D. Smith 
3.Frank J. Tassone 10.s. s. 17.Colleen Chesebro 
4.willowdot21 11.Sue Vincent 18.Sally Cronin 
5.kittysverses 12.anita dawes 19.Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr 
6.theindieshe 13.Jude 
7.Jules 14.Linda Lee Lyberg   

Congratulations, Kitty from Kitty’s Verses, it’s your turn to pick the photo for next month’s challenge. Please Email me your choice at tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com before next month’s challenge.


born with silver spoon,
fortunate, he was presumed,
cursed like the rich sea,
none to hear his roaring moans,
bottled for eternity.

©2020 Kitty's Verses

Kitty shares a great explanation for the inspiration behind her tanka. Stop by and tell her hello.

source: Bottled – Kitty’s Verses

See you tomorrow for the new prompt!

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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. A fascinating take on the picture, Colleen. Have a great week!

  2. Well done everyone and a great insight from kitty 🌹🌹

  3. Fabulous take on the image.. well done Kitty.. thanks for another great week Colleen ♥

  4. You know I loved this. So easy to read between the lines. LOL <3

  5. Congrats Kitty, and everyone else too

  6. Thanks a lot, Colleen for the mention, I’m overjoyed. Thank you everyone for stopping by, I’m honoured by your presence. 🙂

  7. Hi Colleen,
    I’ve mailed you the picture for the photo prompt for the coming week.

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