#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 245 | #ThemePrompt: “The Harvest Moon”


Pure Haiku OPEN to submissions! Pure Haiku is once again OPEN to submissions on the theme of Ghostlight. The deadline is midnight (UK Time) on 31st October 2021. Please use the image on Pure Haiku to inspire you to write a maximum of 5 traditional haiku! Don’t miss this opportunity to get your poetry published on Pure Haiku! Please read the submission requirements carefully. Good luck!

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our poetry inspired by the theme of the harvest moon, 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.

Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:

1.D. L. Finn8.Eugenia15.theindieshe
2.Reena Saxena9.Jules16.Kerfe
3.Anisha10.The Versesmith17.Colleen Chesebro
4.Francis the Frenchie11.Annette Rochelle Aben18.Ruth Klein
5.Gwen Plano12.Cheryl19.wildchild47
6.Harmony Kent13.Elizabeth20.Literature World
7.willowdot2114.TJS Sherman 21. Lemon Shark Reef

This week’s theme of the Harvest moon produced some stunning results! It was hard to only choose one poem! I was thrilled with the descriptions in Harmony Kent’s poem, “Moon Touched.” Please click on her post below to read her mirrored Etheree response in a 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 syllabic count.

This week, I’ve asked Harmony Kent 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.

See you tomorrow for the 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. D.L. Finn, Author

    Congrats, Harmony 🙂

  2. Oh, wow! I’m thrilled. Thanks so much, Colleen. I’m sure it was difficult to choose. Lots of fantastic entries this week! I’ll email soonest with the theme. Now I’m going to attempt to send hugs while also doing my happy dance 💃🙂💕🙂

  3. Excellent choice. Congratulations Harmony. (K)

  4. absolutely beautiful!!😍

  5. Congrats, Harmony! A beautiful poem, indeed. 😊

  6. Congratulations, Harmony!

  7. Congratulations, Harmony! I love your poem. 💗

  8. Congratulations, Harmony. A super poem.

  9. Congratulations, Harmony.

  10. Sending out a huge congratulations to Harmony!!

  11. A huge congratulations to Harmony! Thank you, Colleen!

  12. Congrats, Harmony! I loved your poem.

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