⭐️#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 280, #SpecificForm: Lanturne or Lanterne

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

It’s been a crazy week! Our bathroom renovations are coming along nicely. The contractor is working hard to get this job done. On top of all of this turmoil, my husband got the flu! He was totally incapacitated for about three days.

Then, on Sunday, I received a few posts from bloggers telling me that my previous blog theme was making comments difficult. So, I took care of that with this newer theme. It’s a work in progress so if something is off, I’ll get around to fixing it this week. I’m sorry for all the inconvenience.

If you haven’t read the post featuring the winners of the Word Craft Syllabic Poetry Contest, you can find that here: WINNERS

I want to thank our amazing poetry community for all we do for each other. I love writing syllabic poetry with you each week and look forward to many more challenges. 💜💚💛

Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:

1.Reena Saxena11.Sylvia Cognac21.E.A. Colquitt
2.Jude12.sally cronin22.Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
3.ben Alexander13.anita dawes23.Selma
4.Annette Rochelle Aben14.Gwen Plano24.kittysverses
5.willowdot2115.Cheryl25.The Versesmith
6.Eugenia16.Balroop Singh26.Ruth Klein
7.Britta Benson17.Aishwarya Kannan27.Yvette M Calleiro
8.Sarah David18.Echoes of the soul28.Veera
9.Jules19.Echoes of the soul29.Colleen Chesebro
10.D. L. Finn20.Kerfe  

What a fabulous week of poetry! The Lanturne form turned out to be a hit! This week, I chose Yvette’s lanturne poem to highlight!

I
exist
beautiful
happy, calm, strong
me

be
sit still
now listen
follow your breath
sigh

see
clearly
all are one
accept what is
truth

live
zestful
with purpose
in the moment
thrive

© Yvette M Calleiro

I loved the positive message this series sends to us all. Visit Yvette’s blog to see the stunning photo of her trip to Arizona. The colors are amazing!

This week, I’ve asked Yvette to choose the specific form for next month’s challenge for us to learn more about. Please email your words to me at least a week before the challenge to tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com. Thanks.

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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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37 Comments

  1. Hi Colleen, I do hope your husband is on the mend soon it must be very difficult for you with the renovations and hubby to tend too. We really appreciate all your hard work with us poetic sisters and brothers! Sending you strength.
    Well done to Yvette M Calleiro lovely poem 💜

  2. I’m so honored that you chose my poem to feature, Colleen! Thank you. 🙂 Sending healing energy to your husband! XO 🙂

  3. I’m sorry to hear about your husband, Colleen, and hope he feels better soon. The Lanturne theme drew an excellent turnout and beautiful poetry. 💖

  4. I’m sorry to hear your husband is sick. I hope he’s soon on the mend. I like Yvette’s poem very much!

  5. Sorry that Ron has had such a rough time Colleen and hope feeling much better soon.. Yvette’s poem is lovely and speaks volumes..♥

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  7. I love Yvette’s poem. I hope you hubby soon feels better and glad the renovation is coming along. Toni x

  8. Yvette’s lanterne is a worthy winner: her poem suggests she is much more sorted than I am!. So sorry about your husband’s health issues. Has he done a Lateral Flow test? His flu sounds as though it could be Covid. Although if he’s on the mend, it scarcely matters. I see my effort didn’t make the list of entrants. I must get to grips with Mr. Linky!

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  10. Thanks, Colleen – best wishes for a good house renovation and better health for your husband! I loved this poetry challenge and all the lant(u/e)rnes – congratulations to Yvette 🙂

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