Author Archives: Colleen M. Chesebro

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 209, #POET’SCHOICE

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Happy New Year of poetry writing! I’ve missed you all! I can’t wait to write poetry again. How about you? We’re still unpacking and trying to get our bearings in this strange unknown land called Michigan. The snow is gently falling and the temperatures are much cooler than Arizona. Our new house will need some work,

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#TANKA TUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 209, Last challenge of 2020

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! For the LAST poetry challenge of 2020, I want you to write a poem about hope, using your favorite poetry form (it doesn’t have to be syllabic). Please make these poems inspirational to others. No negativity and No politics! We’ve all had enough politics to last us another lifetime. After you’ve written your poem, tell us

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TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Theme Challenge: Holiday Traditions ~ Cinquain

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Last I week I challenged all of you to write a holiday themed cinquain poem with a syllable count of 2/4/6/8/2. I’m so happy you shared your holiday traditions with us. Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: 1. Padre  9. Jules (flash fiction)  17. Ruth  2. Jude  10. The Versesmith  18. kittysverses 

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#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 208, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This weeks theme is: “Holiday Traditions” What is tradition? By definition, tradition is: The passing down of elements of a culture from generation to generation, especially by oral communication. A mode of thought or behavior followed by a people continuously from generation to generation; a custom or usage. We all celebrate different holiday traditions at this

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WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 203. #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the third week of the month! Time for an Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). I’ve selected an image for this week’s challenge. I’ve always loved watercolors. There is something special that speaks to me from the muted and surreal colors and brush strokes. I especially connect with scenic

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TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | SYNONYMS Only: Mingle & Drift

Kerfe Roig picked an impressive pair of words for us to work with this week for our #SynonymsOnly challenge: “mingle and drift.” Here’s everyone who joined in: 1. rogblog666 8. The Versesmith 15. Pat R 2. Jude 9. Cheryl 16. Myrna 3. willowdot21 10. Padre 17. Merril D. Smith 4. Dave Madden 11. Christine 18. Kerfe Roig 5. Trent McDonald

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#Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 206 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This week, Kerfe Roig selected the words: “mingle and drift“ PLEASE support the other poets by visiting blogs and leaving comments. Peer reviews help poets perfect their writing craft. Remember… sharing is caring. For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in the forms defined on the Poetry Challenge Cheat sheet below: View Cheatsheet

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TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Poet’s Choice, No. 205

Many thanks to everyone who joined in this week. There was so much fabulous poetry! Here’s everyone who joined in for the Poet’s Choice for Tanka Tuesday: 1. Padre  10. D. L. Finn  19. Marsha Ingrao  2. Jude  11. willowdot21  20. Kat  3. Reena Saxena  12. Gwen Plano  21. s. s.  4. Trent McDonald  13. The Versesmith  22. Linda Lee Lyberg 

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#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 205, #POET’SCHOICE

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Word Crafters, choose your own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to you! This opportunity only happens once a month! WAIT… Are you looking for inspiration for your syllabic poetry? Find an image on Pixabay.com or experiment with “found poetry” to

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