#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 249 | #ThemePrompt: Kindness

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Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. Feliz Dia de los Muertes (Day of the Dead). How can it be November?

This week’s challenge was to write our poem with the theme of kindness while 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.Reena Saxena8.The Versesmith15.Miriam Hurdle
2.Harmony Kent9.D. L. Finn16.Selma
3.willowdot2110.wildchild4717.Gwen Plano
4.Cheryl11.Elizabeth18.Laura McHarrie
5.Jules12.Reena Saxena19.Colleen Chesebro
6.Eugenia13.Ruth Klein’s Scribbles20.theindieshe
7.Donna Matthews14.Kerfe  

Harmony picked a wonderful theme and I felt the “kindness” spill out from everyone’s poetry. One thing we all agreed upon was that our world needs more kindness! There were so many special poems that touched my heart.

Make sure you stop by and see the Halloween sights over at Kerfe’s. Great decorations. Elizabeth’s poetry is a study in brevity: few words with huge meaning! And, Gwen’s poem shows us how kindness can develop into love!

I like the sentiments in Franci Hoffman’s (Eugenia’s) nonet poem.

"What the Word Needs Now"

let kindness never be forgotten
though sullen grayness defines, the
folds of time blur memories
of once hapless spirits
as they raise their cups
to graciousness,
goodwill and
heartfelt
cheer

© Eugenia

This week, I’ve asked Eugenia to choose the prompt for the December 2021 theme 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!

13 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 249 | #ThemePrompt: Kindness

  1. Kindness was a beautiful theme and perfect for this time of the year! I’m thrilled you enjoyed my poem, Colleen, and I will come up with a theme for December 2021. My, oh my, this year has flown by. 💖

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