#TANKATUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #PhotoPrompt no. 235

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to write your poetry based on the photo below, provided by Annette Rochelle Aben, using one of these forms: haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, renga, solo renga, chōka, cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger hexastich, Abhanga, diatelle, the Kerf poetry, and any of the syllabic forms from the Poetscollective.org.

Image credit: Annette Rochelle Aben

Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:

1.Reena Saxena7.Cheryl13.ladyleemanila
2.willowdot218.Jules14.Elizabeth
3.willowdot219.Eugenia15.Ruth Kleins Scribbles
4.Trent McDonald10.Jaye16.theindieshe
5.Annette Rochelle Aben11.Balroop Singh17.Vashti Quiroz- Vega
6.The Versesmith12.Gwen Plano18.

Thanks so much for all the outstanding poetry this week. Check out some of the interesting forms!

Gwen Plano wrote an Alouette poem – six lines with syllables of 5,5,7,5,7 and a rhyme scheme of aabccb. 

Lady Lee wrote an Andaree poem: It is syllabic, with lines of 11/9/7/5/3/1/3/5/7/9/11, and a rhyme scheme: AabbcbcbbaA. It requires a Refrain: Line 1 is repeated as Line 11.


This week, Cheryl’s shadorma jumped out at me! There is great wisdom in her words. This is an outstanding example of grabbing the deeper or hidden meaning from an image. We don’t need to describe what the image already shows us. Instead, we should explore how the image makes us feel or what does it remind us of? The artwork should lead us to new insights and surprising discoveries. For more understanding, READ: What is Ekphrastic Poetry?

abandoned
colorful treasures
meaningful
years ago
now merely trinkets of time
I choose to forget

© Cheryl

This week, I’ve asked Cheryl to choose the photo prompt for next month’s challenge. Please email your image to me at least a week before the challenge to tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com. Don’t forget to include the image credit. Thanks.

Submissions are now closed for the first edition of the wordweavingpoetryjournal.com. Beginning this week, Jules and I will send out emails to the poets whose poetry we accepted for the first edition. We do not send rejections. Stay in touch! Follow us on Twitter @word_weaving.

See you tomorrow for the new challenge!

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