WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #PhotoPrompt: @lisalisathom

Aishwarya, from Kitty’s Verses, picked a great pair of words for us all to work with this week for our #PhotoPrompt challenge. How many of you could have written more than one poem from this image? There was so much here… train tracks, the color green, desolation, leaving, coming, etc. Lots to unpack in this image!

I’m always thrilled each week to see what you all come up with. There is so much creativity! Congratulations to everyone who joined in. You’ve all out done yourselves this week! Here’s everyone who joined in via Mr. Linky:

1.Padre9.Jude17.Merril D. Smith
2.Reena Saxena10.anita dawes18.Myforever. blog
3.Goutam Dutta11.Sue Vincent19.Traci Kenworth
4.Elizabeth12.lisa thomson20.M J Mallon
5.Jane Dougherty13.Jules21.Vashti Quiroz- Vega
6.willowdot2114.Linda Lee Lyberg22.Sally Cronin
7.Trent McDonald15.D.G. Kaye23.theindieshe
8.D. L. Finn16.Robbie Cheadle24.Colleen Chesebro

This week I selected Lisa Thompson and her senryu poem, called “Envy.”

Congratulations, Lisa Thompson, its your turn to pick the photo for next month’s #PhotoPrompt challenge. Please Email me your choice at tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com before next month’s challenge. Thank you.


train of assured thoughts
veers off the parallel tracks
I’m green with envy

©2020 Lisa Thompson

source: https://www.lisathomsonlive.com/sharing-a-little-poem-senryu-photoprompt/

See you tomorrow for the new challenge!

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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. Congratulations, Lisa. Thank you for the great photo prompt, Aishwarya, and wonderful job by all!

  2. Lisa Thompson great poem💜 Aishwarya thank you for the photo💜 and Colleen that you for the challenge 💜💜

  3. Just want to Thank you Colleen for continuing to put out prompts and putting together this round up of great participants!

  4. Beautiful verse,Lisa and thank you Aishwarya and Colleen for such a picture prompt that says so much!

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  6. Congratulations Lisa.. lovely…x

  7. Congrats, Lisa, and a wonderful job by all!

  8. Thank you, Colleen. I’m honored to be chosen to pick the next photo. I will have something tomorrow. I saw some gorgeous photos on Tumblr just yesterday that made me think of poetry. 🙂

  9. Lovely poem by Lisa, well done everyone!

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