Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 267, 3/29/22, #ShareYourDay

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Are you ready to try a new challenge? #ShareYourDay is a way to get to know each other better. Take a photo and write a syllabic poem about your day. Don't think on it too hard. Make it fun. For this challenge, write your poem in one of the forms defined on… Continue reading #TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 267, 3/29/22, #ShareYourDay

Prior Years Poetry Stars

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 266 | #ThemePrompt: Fire & Water

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars' celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our choice of syllabic poem featuring the theme of "fire & Water" and using a form from the cheat sheet or a syllabic form from the Poetscollective.org. What a week it's been! WordPress is working on deleting the domain and blog at colleenchesebro.com.… Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 266 | #ThemePrompt: Fire & Water

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 266, 3/22/22, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Donna Matthews from last month's challenge picked the theme: This month's theme is: 🔥 FIRE & 💦 WATER Here are some sites that will help you write your poetry and count syllables: Not sure how to write syllabic poetry? READ THIS FIRST: How to Craft Syllabic… Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 266, 3/22/22, #THEMEPROMPT

Updates

Word Craft Poetry & Colleen Chesebro back in one blog

The last couple of days I've been moving posts to Word Craft Poetry from colleenchesebro.com. I will delete that blog in the next few days. I have quite a few places to update in the meantime. If you come across a link that doesn't work, please let me know. Thanks. Ever since I deleted all… Continue reading Word Craft Poetry & Colleen Chesebro back in one blog

Prior Years Poetry Stars

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 265 | #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars' celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our choice of a syllabic poem using a form from the cheat sheet or a syllabic form from the Poetscollective.org inspired by the image below: Title: Russian DancersArtist: Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)Date: 1899 via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/459097 Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: 1.Reena Saxena9.Cheryl17.Jane… Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 265 | #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

Updates

Technical Difficulties

I'm in the process of moving my poetry and book reviews back to wordcraftpoetry.com. Managing two blogs is just too much. I have other news I'll share soon, but for right now if you follow colleenchesebro.com, please follow me at wordcraftpoetry.com, which will also be my author blog. Thank you. 🙏🏻 ❤️ I've had plenty… Continue reading Technical Difficulties

Meet the Poet

Meet the Poet: Elizabeth Gauffreau

Welcome to Meet the Poet, a Word Craft Poetry feature written to introduce you to the poets in our writing community. This is a way to get to know more about the poet and their work. Did you know many of our poets are accomplished fiction and non-fiction authors? Some of our poets are also artists,… Continue reading Meet the Poet: Elizabeth Gauffreau

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 265 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Selma and I selected the painting for this week. It’s a Degas and you can read more about it HERE. Remember, we can see what’s in the image, so write your poem using the image as an inspiration. Don’t just describe what you see in the image. Think about metaphor and allegory. Just remember to check… Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 265 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

Prior Years Poetry Stars

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 264 | #CreateYourOwnForm

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars' celebration. This week’s challenge was to create your own syllabic form using none of the Japanese forms. Wow! You all blew me away with your creativity! There is a syllabic form for everyone in this collection. Check out all the new forms: 1.Reena Saxena9.The Versesmith17.Colleen Chesebro2.willowdot2110.Sally Cronin18.Ruth Klein3.Harmony Kent11.ben Alexander19.D.… Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 264 | #CreateYourOwnForm

Notes from Colleen

The Terrible Poetry Contest

Have you ever heard of the TERRIBLE Poetry Contest? Chel Owens hosts this challenge. This kind of poetry is so fun to write... why do we have to be serious all the time? For this challenge, Chel wants you to write a terrible tanka! You've got this! Welcome to the biweekly Terrible Poetry Contest! This… Continue reading The Terrible Poetry Contest