⭐️#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!

happy, calm, strong

sit still
now listen
follow your breath

all are one
accept what is

with purpose
in the moment

© 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.

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.

37 thoughts on “⭐️#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 280, #SpecificForm: Lanturne or Lanterne

  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 💜


            1. That’s what I was worried about. I think it was a flu though. He’s up and about today. We’re exhaused from the renovation stuff. The vanity countertop was cracked so the contractor is off to deal with that issue. Soon we will be done… ❤


  2. 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. 💖


      1. The form seems simple until you try to make it work! lol I am glad Ron is feeling better and your new blog is looking better all the time.


          1. I like it too and you’re welcome! Some themes don’t nearly have the extras that this one has and they charge for the upgrade. 💖


    1. Thanks, Liz. He’s up and about today so that’s a good thing. The reno is stressful. The countertop was damaged for the vanity, so the contractor is handling that. You know the simplicity of the lanterne form really speaks volumes. I’ll use this form again for sure. 💜


    1. He’s just now feeling better, Sally. I’ve been stressed for days. It’s been rough… the contractor opened the crate that contained the new vanity and countertop this morning. The countertop is cracked so he’s off to the store to see if he can get an exchange. 🤦🏼‍♀️


  3. 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!


      1. Not to worry, that’s fine. I’m trying to get the right balance on my blog at the moment. Going through s period of readjustment!


  4. 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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