WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #Synonyms Only: Annette rochelle aben

It’s HOT in Arizona! How are you staying cool?

Welcome to this week’s poetry challenge stars! Jules picked some interesting words for us all to work with this week for our #SynonymsOnly challenge: Circled and Squared.

At first the words intimidated me… but not for long. Thesaurus.com listed plenty of words.

Circled synonyms: encircle, rotate, surround, loop, etc.

Squared synonyms: balance, fit in, jibe, fix, pay, buy, conform, etc.

Remember the idea behind the synonyms only challenge is not to use the prompt words. That is the challenge part. Search for synonyms on thesaurus.com to use in your poetry.

Thanks to everyone who took part! You did an outstanding job tackling those words. Here’s everyone who joined in courtesy of Mr. Linky:

1.kittysverses10.Kerfe Roig19.Sue Vincent
2.Padre11.Goutam Dutta20.Colleen Chesebro
3.Kim12.Jude21.Vashti Quiroz- Vega
4.Trent McDonald13.s. s.22.Sally Cronin
5.Elizabeth14.theindieshe23.Merril D. Smith
6.Jules15.Marsha Ingrao24.Linda Lee Lyberg
7.willowdot2116.Christine Bialczak
8.Annette Rochelle Aben17.anita dawes  
9.Traci Kenworth18.Donna Matthews  

I selected Annette Rochelle Aben to pick next month’s synonyms. I got a chuckle from her senryu. All the elements are there, irony, humor, and she chose an awkward moment in life making the human, not the world around them (the natural world) the subject of her poem. Excellent!

Congratulations, Annette Rochelle Aben, it’s your turn to pick the synonyms for next month’s #SynonymsOnly challenge. Please Email me your choice at tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com before next month’s challenge.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

“Old Dog, New Tricks”

The troglodyte thought
I’ll give it a whirl, why not
Learn to disco dance

©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben

source: annetterochelleaben.wordpress.com

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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. Yay, Sis!!!

  2. Good job by all!

  3. Hey, that’s me! Thanks, Sis!! Got my thinking cap on. <3

  4. I love “Old Dog, New Tricks”!

  5. I loved Annette’s poem, Colleen. A lovely round-up.

  6. Great pic Colleen, I love the word troglodyte! I hadn’t heard it for so long! Annette made me smile when I read this poem!

  7. Thanks to all that took up the challenge of ‘Circle and Squared’
    I hope to visit you all eventually… I know I’ve stopped by some.
    Great response to get 24 participants!!

    Stay cool or warm depending on were you are!

  8. Hi, Sis! I was very intimidated by these words! Thanks, Jude! 😉 That changed when I looked up the synonyms for them. Phew! Congratulations to Annette for being this week’s Star Poet! Have a great new week! <3 xo

  9. Annette made me smile too! (K)

  10. Well done Annette, well done everyone 💜💜💜💜

  11. Loved Annette’s fun poem. Congrats to all! <3

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