#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 251 | #SynonymsOnly or #TasteTheRainbow

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#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 251, #SynonymsOnly or #TasteTheRainbow

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Are you ready to choose some syllables to use in your poetry? Pat, (WildChild47) from last month's challenge choose the two words for this month. Her blogs have since been deleted... I'm not sure what happened. But this gave me the opportunity to try something new! TASTE the Rainbow! Image by Gordon … Continue reading #TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 251, #SynonymsOnly or #TasteTheRainbow

TANKA TUESDAY POETRY STARS | #SYNONYMSOnly for “Loose & Tight”

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week's challenge was to choose synonyms for the words, “loose and tight,” using one of these forms: Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Gogyohka, Haibun, Tanka Prose, Renga, Solo-Renga, Cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, Badger Hexastich (hexastich for short), and Abhanga. Remember… the first of the month … Continue reading TANKA TUESDAY POETRY STARS | #SYNONYMSOnly for “Loose & Tight”

Destiny’s rails. A cinquain and prose collaboration.

What an amazing collaboration between Jude and Aishwarya (Kitty’s Verses). I love the creativity and how they combined syllabic poetry AND prose to make something so soul-satisfying! Great Work! ❤

tales told different

Aishwarya and I composed this together. It was a much needed relief to do this with her, especially given the anxiety that was tainting this week for me.

The challenge of writing this together has livened my mood and I’m now bolstered to kick this anxiety.

It’s a wonder, the power of these little things.

Okay, here’s the collaboration.

Aishwarya wrote in plain italics and I did the bold italics.

Watch out for those three butterfly cinquains, they were quite the rascals to combine.

Destiny’s rails

A flowing river never stops, likewise is time.
Neither does a nod mean acceptance, nor does silence mean indifference.
All of us are puppets to time’s test.

Surprises lurk at every twist and turn, obstacles set by the divine.
Is life a show scripted by the gods, and do we really have a say?

Stand tall
Trees to time’s test
Swaying acquiescence
Stationary, indifferent

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“Stone Ghosts” – A #ButterflyCinquain

Image by JamesDeMers from Pixabay "Stone Ghosts" stone ghosts—the false idolsof a treasonous pastdedicated to slaveryhatefultokens of white supremacythe darkness of death waits—Patriarchyshattered ©2020 Colleen M. Chesebro Today, I heard the phrase, "stone ghosts" and felt compelled to put pen to paper (or fingers to the keyboard). The name resonated and touched a chord deep … Continue reading “Stone Ghosts” – A #ButterflyCinquain

Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | SynonymsOnly, Challenge #177

Kerfe, from Method Two Madness, picked an impressive pair of words this week for our #SynonymsOnly challenge: Transition & Harmony. I always love your creativity! Here are a few poems I couldn't pass by: Jude: Calm in Chaos Sally Cronin: Advancing Years Donna Matthews: Petrichor Rising Sue Vincent: Changes This week, Linda from Charmed Chaos … Continue reading Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | SynonymsOnly, Challenge #177

#Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ April 24, 2020

Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I'll share a card from the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, featuring an uplifting message from the fey. I'll also include a bit of syllabic poetry inspired by the card reading. The Major Arcana contains 22 cards that describe major events and turning points in our … Continue reading #Fairy #Tarot #Friday ~ April 24, 2020

Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | Specific Poetry Form ~ #CinquainPoetry

There's something special about the Cinquain form... it's the iambic purr of just the right amount of syllables that always touches my heart. You guys outdid your self this week. I'm thrilled you love Cinquain poetry as much as I do. I'll share some of the highlights that grabbed my attention: Joe's Lanterne: Population David's … Continue reading Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | Specific Poetry Form ~ #CinquainPoetry

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 171, #SpecificForm

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! March is the first month to feature five Tuesdays. So, this is our first chance to work with a specific syllabic poetry form. Please only write your poetry in the specific form for this week. Thanks. This week's form is: The Cinquain & It's Variations, (excluding the Tanka) Here's a quick … Continue reading Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 171, #SpecificForm

Syllabic Poetry Donations

Attention Poetry Challenge Participants: I've been working on a "How To" book, called Word Craft ~ The Art of Creating Syllabic Poetry with a goal to self-publish by April 2020. This will be a chapbook and great reference for all syllabic poets. It's occurred to me that I would like to include more syllabic poetry … Continue reading Syllabic Poetry Donations