WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | No. 194 – #SynonymsOnly: David Ellis, @TooFullToWrite

Annette Rochelle Aben picked a great pair of words for us all to work with this week for our #SynonymsOnly challenge: HINT & BOLD.

Once again, you’ve all outdone yourselves! There was such great poetry and all different kinds, as well. Bravo to you all! Here’s everyone who joined in courtesy of Mr. Linky:

1.Reena Saxena11.jaye marie21.Dora
2.willowdot2112.Jude22.D.G. Kaye
3.Kim13.Myforever. blog23.s. s.
4.Gwen Plano14.Cheryl24.Vashti Quiroz- Vega
5.Trent McDonald15.Donna Matthews25.Pat R
6.Padre16.D. L. Finn26.Mehar Ali
7.kittysverses17.Ruth Scribbles27.David Ellis / Too Full To Write
8.Dave Madden18.Goutam Dutta28.Marsha Ingrao
Colleen Chesebro
10.Jules20.Linda Lee Lyberg 30. Ada’s Poetry Alcove

This week I selected David Ellis from his blog, Too Full to Write to pick the syllables for next week’s challenge.

Congratulations, David Ellis, it’s your turn to pick challenge name for next month’s challenge. Please Email me your choice at tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com before next month’s syllables only poety challenge.

David wrote a Nonet series poem, which incorporates a Double Inverted Nonet, and a regular Double Nonet as well. It’s an interesting combination. It just goes to show that you can experiment with these forms to create longer multi-verse poems. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

David made this a found poem. He says:

“Since the theme for the challenge is “Hint & Bold” this week, I have used the poem, “Love” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge as my own inspiration, with its bold hints of luscious wordplay throughout.”

You can read Samuel’s sumptuous and divine poem over here: “Love” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge over at Poetry Foundation

“A Maiden Voyage” © David Ellis
A Found Nonet Series Poem
Inspired by “Love” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Stirs, delights
Feed waking dreams
Blended with hope, art
Amid lingering light
Songs that make moving story
Wild with grace, burning long and deep
Pleading love, with eyes that fondly flame
This lovely day, beautiful and bright
Stealing the scene, dear friend, again
Gentle wishes, lay beside
Tending to impulses
Music, rich, sacred
Soul and sense
The tenderest of words are mortal
Modest, guileless, from hopes we choose
They love us best, when we sing
When we stood and listened
Madness went away
Fears long subdued
Ruin, rested
Voice, name
Starting up
Happy again
Sorrows could not last
The mountain there was crossed
A maiden voyage, well wooed
All are unknowing, when midway
Embrace what won pride, with tears of joy

I’m so excited! I’ve got a huge surprise for you! I’ll be hosting a poetry challenge for the Carrot Ranch Literary Community’s 2020 Rodeo challenge on October 13th here on Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry. This will be a judged event with a $25 prize from Carrot Ranch!

Just so you know, we’ll skip our Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge on October 13th, but we will resume October 20th. Mark your calendars! Carrot Ranch will fill the entire month of October with fun writing challenges for you to enter on different blogs, and on Carrot Ranch.com.

Here’s the 2017 Challenge Winners, the 2018 Challenge Winners, and the 2019 Challenge Winners (aren’t posted yet).

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.

19 thoughts on “WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | No. 194 – #SynonymsOnly: David Ellis, @TooFullToWrite

  1. Well done David Ellis, well done everyone, thank you for Colleen’s hard work and congratulations on hosting the Carrot Ranch poetry Rodeo 2020 excellent news.💜💜💜

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      1. yes I’m commenting on the highlighted post. I don’t think you read mine though, didn’t see any comment.😭

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  2. Congratulations to David Ellis! Fabulous poem. And congrats to you too, Sis! The Carrot Ranch Literary Community’s 2020 Rodeo challenge sounds like fun. 😀 xo

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