#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 259 | #ColorPoetry

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our choice of syllabic poem, including a color, using a form from the cheat sheet or a syllabic form from the Poetscollective.org.

Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:

1.ben Alexander10.Elizabeth19.wildchild47
2.https:// willowdot21. wordpress. com11.Reena Saxena20.Gwen Plano
3.s. s.12.anita dawes21.Colleen Chesebro
4.Trent McDonald13.Jane Aguiar22.Donna Matthews
5.Harmony Kent14.Yvette M Calleiro23.Sri
6.Kerfe15.Yvette M Calleiro24.Veera
7.The Versesmith16.Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr25.theindieshe
8.Annette Rochelle Aben17.Robbie Cheadle26.Ruth Klein
9.Jules18.kittysverses27.You’re next!

There was some stunning poetry this week. Many thanks to everyone for taking part. I’m going to add the date in the challenge title from now on, so we are all on the right week and challenge. A big thanks goes to our star poetic tweeters, Harmony Kent, and David, from ben Alexander, who keep this challenge alive on Twitter. I appreciate you all!

Now to the poetry! Annette Rochelle Aben‘s double Abhanga captured the essence of color!

I know there is a word for when you can see or taste a color just by reading the word; I just don’t know what it is called. So, I asked Jules. She is always filled with a treasure chest of information.

Jules shares that “The word “synesthesia” comes from the Greek words: “synth” (which means “together”) and “ethesia” (which means “perception). Synesthetes can often “see” music as colors when they hear it, and “taste” textures like “round” or “pointy” when they eat foods.”

Check out these poems to see if you can taste this poetry:

“A Promise” from cantaloupe sky

“Only a Fruit” from The Versesmith

READ: How to Use Everyday Metaphors and Similes in your poetry. If we can imply the color, the result is often as powerful as stating the color.


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.

10 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 259 | #ColorPoetry

  1. These poems were great! I especially loved Annette’s poem because it took me back to my childhood. I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s challenge! Great post, Colleen! 🙂

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  2. Congrats to Annette and everyone who took part. Stunning responses this week. Thanks for the Twitter mention, Colleen. Have a wonderful week, everyone 💕🙂


  3. Thanks for the shout out 🙂

    Another interesting selection of poems this week – congrats to all who put in the efforts and offered up such a wonderful mix of ideas, images and thoughts – all very colourful and diverse. A rainbow indeed. 🙂

    Hope everyone has a super week. Stay safe and well.

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