#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 299 |#ThemePrompt: The Gray Scarf

Tomorrow’s challenge, 11/29/22 is the last challenge for 2022. This is also the last recap for 2022.

๐ŸŽ„ I’m taking the month of December off to promote my newest book, Fairies, Myths, & Magic II – A Winter Celebration, dedicated to Yule and the winter solstice. ๐ŸŽ„

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Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This weekโ€™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 provided by Eugi: The Gray Scarf.

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Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:

1.ben Alexander8.Jules15.Lesley Scoble
2.Reena Saxena9.Sylvia Cognac16.M J Mallon
3.willowdot2110.AJ17.Annette Rochelle Aben
4.Elizabeth11.Paula Light18.kittysverses
5.sangeetha12.Jude19.Colleen Chesebro
6.Li/ Lisa13.Balroop Singh20.Ruth Klein
7.Cheryl14.The Versesmith21.

My Tales Within


Thanks so much for joining in this challenge. Oh, my goodness… you all outdid yourselves this week. Many thanks to Eugi for the wonderful theme. I asked for story poems and you delivered! Here are a few I have to highlight because they were so good.

Reena: The Widow. A few of us picked up the “widow” vibes, possibly inspired by the color gray. This Anaduo poem tells a succinct story. Reena expressed a turmoil of emotions in this one!

This stacked double Etheree, The Gray Scarf by Balroop, is another excellent story poem. I love these lines: “Then how did winter winds creep into divest us of our solemn vows?” All of this prompted by the gray scarf. Who knew?

Willow’s kouta, Gray Scarf, is another great poem full of emotions. She links the warmth of the gray scarf to the warmth she felt with her mother. Excellent!

Annette’s Etheree, Taking Comfort, reads like a piece of flash fiction with a surprise ending. Stunning!

Many thanks for writing poetry with me. ๐Ÿ’œ

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28 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 299 |#ThemePrompt: The Gray Scarf

      1. Hey thanks.
        I spoke to myself and paused before pointing out.
        I realise that it is always better to say. Like in any relationship. Sometime we presume the other person knows and keep quiet.
        Enjoyed the prompt

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  1. Congratulations to Reena, Balroop and Annette for their beautiful and touching poetry well done to everyone as Colleen says we all outdid ourselves. Also Colleen thank you for mentioning me as well ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

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    1. You did so well on your poem, Willow. I’m glad I didn’t have to pick a favorite… there were so many more that were fabulous. We’ll do more themes like this next year. Everyone connected to the gray scarf. ๐Ÿ’œ


  2. More lovely poetry to read, Colleen. Thanks for sharing the links, and congrats to all the poets! Good for you for taking the month off to focus on your launch (and to enjoy the holidays). Have a glorious December. ๐Ÿ™‚

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          1. That sounds wonderful to me, Colleen. I’m preparing for the usual chaos. I suggested to the grandson that we spend Christmas at his house this year, and he looked at me like I was crazy. Lol

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