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 Saxena8.D. L. Finn15.Vashti Quiroz- Vega
2.Trent McDonald9.s. s.16.H. R.R. Gorman
3.My Forever. blog10.anita dawes17.M J Mallon
4.willowdot2111.Dolores18.Kerfe Roig
5.Jules12.Kat19.kittysverses
6.Dorinda Duclos13.Jude20.Colleen Chesebro
7.D. Wallace Peach14.Goutam Dutta  

Please check out everyone’s poetry. There is something here for everyone. Read: Jude, Kerfe, and Diana’s poetry for that little something extra. Read MJ Mallon’s poem and take a trip on the dark side!

This week I selected Dolores from Ada’s Poetry. I enjoyed her senryu and tanka, all inspired by the above image.

Congratulations, Dolores, 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 challenge.

reflections
in the deep pool a woman
becomes a child

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enchanted weald
the tree nymph
become a real girl
love given to false-hearted 
doomed to sorrow and pain
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woodland brook
dryad plays shelters
lost faun

©2020 Ada's Poetry

source: https://adaspoetryalcove2.wordpress.com/2020/11/19/tanka-tuesday-ekphrastic-photoprompt/

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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 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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14 Comments

  1. Congratulations to all mentioned, congratulations to all who took part this week amazing work. And many thanks to our host Colleen 💜

  2. Nice job, Ada! Perfect fit for the picture and its tone.

  3. That was so fun, Colleen. I loved loved the poems this image produced. Beautiful, delicate, moving, and varied. Thanks so much for the opportunity to provide the prompt and play along. Congrats to Dolores on her lovely response.

  4. These were great responses. The image was special. (K)

  5. D.L. Finn, Author

    Congrats Dolores. That was a fantastic response:)

  6. I particuarly like Ada’s first haiku, the simplicity of it–which of course speaks volumes.

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