Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was poet’s choice, always a favorite!

I always look forward to the beginning of the month because you all can choose a syllabic form of your choice. It’s always fun to see the creativity! This week’s poetry was filled with lovely photos, drawings, and even a painting!

Heather wrote a cinquain swirl HERE which was a unique form.

Selma wrote a metered abecedarian poem HERE. It ended up as 13 syllables per line!

Make sure and stop by and read Kerfe’s haiku HERE along with her painting!

Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:

1.Reena Saxena10.Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr19.Heather
2.Trent McDonald11.Laura McHarrie20.Donna Matthews
3.Selma12.theindieshe21.Heather 2
4.Gwen Plano13.Dorinda Duclos22.Jules
5.Annette Rochelle Aben14.Ritu Bhathal23.Ruth
6.willowdot2115.Erlyn Olivia24.Sally Cronin
7.Padre16.anita dawes25.Erlyn Olivia 2
8.Laura17.Kerfe Roig26.Dr. Crystal Grimes
9.Cheryl18.M J Mallon 27.
and Pat

Have a ZEN Monday… See you tomorrow for a new challenge!

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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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  1. Happy Monday and congratulations to everyone especially Heather, Selma and Keefe.💜 Thanks as always to Colleen.💜

  2. Thanks for pulling everything together Colleen.. have a lovely week..hugsx♥

  3. Thanks Colleen for being such a great teacher and coach!! I’m learning so much!

  4. Hope you too have a ZEN Monday too Colleen…. You are always so busy with your poetry.. So Admire you and your challenges… <3

  5. Thanks for the shout out Colleen. I too don’t know how you manage it all…(K)

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