Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to write your poetry based off of the photo that Anita Dawes provided using one of these forms: haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, renga, solo renga, cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger hexastich, and Abhanga poetry. Sorry… I had to edit this post. I was in a hurry and used the wrong format. ❤ I need an administrative assistant! LOL! 😀

Remember… the first of the month you can write any syllabic poetry form of your choice. The rest of the time, we write our syllabic poetry in one of the forms listed, and we follow a schedule (posted below). I do this for a couple of reasons. It requires those of you who would like to enter contests or to submit your poetry to literary journals to learn how to follow their rules. This challenge gives you that practice. Besides, why enter a challenge if you don’t follow the rules? That’s the challenge part. ❤

Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:

1.ladyleemanila8.Gwen Plano15.theindieshe
2.Padre9.Jaye Frisina16.Heather
3.Reena Saxena10.anita dawes17.Jude
4.Trent McDonald11.willowdot2118.Sally Cronin
5.Cheryl12.Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr19.Ruth E Klein
6.Erlyn Olivia13.Pat20.Colleen Chesebro
7.Jules14.Balroop Singh  

Wow!! Didn’t you think we had some amazing poetry this week? I was totally blown away by Jude’s poem HERE. Check that out. He has discovered some creative ways to combine his love of writing with the syllabic forms. The epistolary format is a great way to showcase your poetry.

Please visit the rest of the poetry… it’s exceptional this week.

I chose to highlight Trent McDonald’s double-nonet this week. He rarely writes this form, but I enjoyed his thoughts prompted by the image. This piece has a great rhythm and flow. The questions at the end are there to make you evaluate your own values toward climate change. Bravo Trent!

This week, I’ve asked Trent McDonald to choose the prompt for next month’s challenge. Please email your words to me at least a week before the challenge to tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com. Thanks.

Don’t forget to check out the Tanka Tuesday Book Store. Have you recently published a book with poetry in it? Let me know. I’ll add a link to your Amazon Author Page.

See you tomorrow for the new challenge!

11 thoughts on “#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt #222

  1. Lovely, Colleen. I shall do some visiting now. I actually wrote a poem, but didn’t share it because of my blog tour. I don’t like to swamp my readers. I shall include it in my new poetry book, Behind Closed Doors.

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  2. I enjoyed all the ones I read last week. Will get to those last three sometime this week. Thanks for the mention Colleen❤️

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