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

See you tomorrow for the new challenge!

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.

25 thoughts on “WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #Synonyms Only: Annette rochelle aben

  1. 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!

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  2. 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! ❤ xo

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