Monthly Archives: November 2020

WEEKLY TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 203 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

Diana Peach’s selection for our Ekphrastic PhotoPrompt is an image by John Bauer, whose artwork is concerned with landscape and mythology. There is so much emotion in this one piece. It spoke to all of us. Many congratulations to everyone who joined in! 1. Reena Saxena 8. D. L. Finn 15. Vashti Quiroz- Vega 2. Trent McDonald 9. s. s. 16. H. R.R.

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WEEKLY TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #SYNONYMSONLY

Each week our challenge has a twist and this week it was to find synonyms for the words: “imagine & gratitude.” Kat Myrman selected some fine words. Congratulations to all the poets who participated. You are all stars! Here’s everyone that joined in: 1. Padre  7. Dave Madden  13. Kerfe Roig  2. Trent  8. Cheryl  14. Donna Matthews  3. willowdot21 

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The Results ARe IN For the Winner of the Carrot Ranch Double Ennead Poetry Challenge

For this year’s rodeo, I created a special poetry form called the Double Ennead. The word Ennead means nine, and a double nine is ninety-nine! Carrot Ranch is famous for 99-word flash fiction. Finally, the ranch has its own syllabic poetry form written in 99 syllables! The Double Ennead comprised five lines with a syllable count of 6/5/11/6/5, (33 SYLLABLES per stanza)

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#TANKATUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 202, #SYNONYMSONLY

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This week, Kat Myrman, from Like Mercury Colliding, selected the words: Imagine & Gratitude On the Monday before the next challenge, I’ll select a poem and share it on my blog as part of the Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars. Whoever I pick will choose the words for next month’s challenge! For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you

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WEEKLY TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #Poetschoice

What an exciting week it has been. The American election process is almost over, and we have a President Elect Biden, and the first WOMAN Vice President Elect, Kamala Harris! I’m proud to be an American, again. My news pales in comparison. The gypsy’s are on the move once again. After an interesting series of events, we’ve put our house

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AND The 2020 Carrot Ranch Writing Rodeo’s first event Winner is:

Originally posted on Allusionary Assembly:
Today, with distinct pleasure, I announce the winners of the Carrot Ranch’s 20202 Writing Rodeo Event #1 which I had the honor of organizing. Eighteen brave souls saddled up, lassoed 99 words, and created brand new folk lore type stories for Carrot Ranch. There were comedic pieces and two works of horror, a romance, myths,…

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#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 201, #POET’SCHOICE

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s election day and the first of the month! YOU know what that means! Word Crafters, choose your own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to you! WAIT… Are you looking for inspiration for your syllabic poetry? Find an image on Pixabay.com or experiment with “found poetry” to find some inspiration. Another option

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Tanka Tuesday Weekly POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Theme Prompt No. 200

For our 200th poetry challenge, Marsha Ingrao picked an impressive theme for us this week. The illusion of power is a thought-provoking subject. What is illusion? Smoke and mirrors? Or…? The only real things in life are the unexpected things. Everything else is just an illusion. Watkin Tudor Jones And what about the illusion of power? We equate the word

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