It’s the third week of the month! Time for a #PhotoPrompt

Aishwarya, aka, Kitty from Kitty’s Verses, was my selection from last month’s challenge. She has provided the photo for this month’s challenge. Remember, don’t just describe what is in the photo. Engage your senses and work with implied metaphors to make your poetry sing!

Image credit: Snapwire from Pexels

On the Monday before the next challenge, I will pick a poem from this week’s challenge and share it on my blog. Whoever I pick will choose the photo for next month’s challenge! Email your selection to me at a week before the challenge. Thank you!

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in the forms defined on the Poetry Challenge Cheatsheet (click the link below):

Click HERE

Here are some impressive sites that will help you write your poetry and count syllables – Please Use Them 

This site even has a link so you can install the extension on Google Chrome.

For Synonyms and Antonyms. When your word has too many syllables, find one that works.

Find out how many syllables each word has. I use this site to compose my poems. Click on the “Workshop” tab, then cut and paste your poetry into the box. Click the Count Syllables button on the button. This site does the hard work for you.

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  • Write a poem using a form of your choice: Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Gogyohka, Haibun, Tanka Prose, Cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, Nonet, and Shadorma.
  • Post it on your blog.
  • Include a link back to the challenge in your post. (copy the https:// address of this post into your post).
  • Copy your link into the Mr. Linky below (underlined with a hyperlink).
  • Please click the small checkbox on Mr. Linky about data protection.
  • Read and comment on some of your fellow poets’ work.
  • Like and leave a comment below if you choose to do so.

The screenshot below shows what Mr. Linky looks like inside. Add your name, and the URL of your post. Click the box about the privacy policy (It’s blue). As everyone adds their links to Mr. Linky, you can view the other submissions by clicking on the Mr. Linky link on the challenge post. All the links will show in the order of posting.

Follow the schedule listed below:

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I will visit your blog, comment, and TWEET your POETRY. 

If you add these hashtags to the post TITLE on your blog (depending on which poetry form you use) your poetry may be viewed more often on Twitter:

#Haiku, #Senryu, #Haiga, #Gogyohka, #Tanka, #TankaProse, #micropoetry, #poetry, #5lines, #Haibun, #Prose, #CinquainPoetry, #Etheree, #Nonet, #Shadorma

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About Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry

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 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 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 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
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  1. Inspiring prompt this week, Colleen…

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  3. Hi Colleen,
    Thank you for the photo. The picture is courtesy Snapwire from Pexels.

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  6. Hello Colleen

    Please find my submission, A Senryu, for this week’s picture prompt.

    Thanks for the wonderful picture prompt.

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  9. Beautiful photo!


  11. Hi thank you for the lovely photo prompt Kitty. Good luck everyone, and thank you Colleen as always 💜

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  13. Hi Colleen. i really like the photo “Kitty” provided. Here is my take on it:

  14. A fabulous image thanks to Kitty… kept me busy this afternoon and will go out on Saturday as usual…thanks to both of you for the inspiration..♥

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  17. Hi Colleen, I actually wrote this with Aishwarya. We were midway a syllabic and prose collaboration when I saw this week’s challenge.
    Hope you like this, we combined cinquains to make 3 butterfly cinquains, and some prose.

  18. Here’s a tanka for Kitty’s evocative photoprompt. Thank you Colleen for Tanka Tuesdays

  19. Ooh, very inspiring photo. Thanks, Kitty and Colleen for the prompt. Here’s my response

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  21. While I can’t see the trains and tracks directly – I can hear local trains day and night. Mostly cargo.
    I think there is a different toot for each train? Or a language of toots …
    “Train whistles are used to communicate with other railroad workers on a train or in the yard. Specific combinations of long and short whistles have specific meanings. They are used to pass instructions, as a safety signal, and to warn of impending movements of a train. … (See also Train horn (Common horn signals).)”
    There’s a chart here:
    Here is: phantom flights of fancy

  22. I was instantly on a train with a one way ticket looking at this. <3

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  25. Great photo Colleen!

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  29. I did another shadorma sequence using the new editor for the first time–just trial and error. 😏

  30. Reblogged this on Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author & Book Blogger for all Genres as well as craft books and commented:
    Here’s to another week! This a photo prompt!

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  32. Happy Friday, Sis! Always wishing you the best. Thanks for another poetry challenge. Have a great weekend! 😀 <3 xo

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