#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 295 |#ThemePrompt

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, using the theme from Anita:

🔮What You Wish For🔮

Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: (I fixed Padre’s link)

1.ben Alexander 6.Reena Saxena 11.Elizabeth 
2.Padre 7.AJ 12.Cheryl 
3.Anita Dawes 8.Eugenia 13.Kerfe 
4.Jude 9.Gwen Plano 14.Jules 
5.Trent 10.Paula Light 15.You’re next!

I appreciate all of you who found the time to join in this challenge. I could not join in this week. Some weeks I just have too much on my plate. Read more HERE.

Update: They’ve removed my great-granddaughter, Oakley, from the ventilator. Her heart surgery is scheduled for this upcoming Thursday. Here’s a photo of my granddaughter Alexandria, holding Oakley on Friday—the first time she felt her mother’s arms around her.

Ok… I’ve got all the personal business out of the way.

I really loved the poetry this week. “What do we wish for? ” is a provocative question. I’ll find time this week to write my poem that attempts to answer this question. It’s all a matter of perspective. We all wish and dream of something a little different. Peace and compassion topped this list!

In the spirit of Halloween, I’ve chosen Franci’s Etheree, “Bedraggled Wishes” to feature this week.


while sulky mist wanders through bare-boned trees

mournful crows lend shrill mythic caws their

sinister chants assault the air

as ungathered secrets bow

to once wished-upon stars

and eerie dreams of

Halloween, the

old crow caws

at the

moon

© Eugi, Moonwashed Musings

This week, I’ve asked Franci (Eugi) to select the last theme prompt for the year—November 2022 challenge. Please email your words to me at least a week before the challenge to tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com. Thanks.

💜 November Specific Theme: Reena

💚 November Photo Prompt: David

💛 November Theme Prompt: Franci (Eugi)

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See you tomorrow for the new challenge!

44 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 295 |#ThemePrompt

  1. I’m happy to hear Oakley is improving and sending prayers for her surgery, Colleen! Thank you so much for featuring my poem this week! 💖I’ll come up with a theme for November 2022.

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  2. Centering all postive energy and good thoughts to your lovely family. Concentrating on all the good education those who are needed for that surgery to be able to do their best for Oakley.

    (((Hugs to all)))

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