#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!

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

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

  1. 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 💃🙂💕🙂

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