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!

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.

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