“Snowflakes,” #CinquainPoetry #ABRSC #SynonymsOnly

Hello and welcome to my contribution to my weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. This week we had to find synonyms for “cover and precipitation.” I decided to create a cinquain using the words, snowflakes, and shield.

Here are the rules for writing 5 line Cinquain Poetry:

“Snowflakes”

Snowflakes –

sparkling diamonds

snowing, blowing, freezing

frosty iciness chilling shield

crystals

 

© 2017 Colleen M. Chesebro

Merry Christmas Eve. ❤

Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge #63 – Cover & Precipitation (#SynonymsOnly)

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some poetry? HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! I hope you will support each other with visits to blogs and by leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too.

I know the next two weeks are filled with family holiday celebrations. Stay off the computer and enjoy your family time! Happy Christmas, Yule, Hanukkah, & Kwanza. ❤

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Please note: We are all students of poetry. I have given you the instructions on how to write the different forms. Try your best to be as exact as you can. There are no tests, and I don’t grade your work. LOL!

The most meaningful change you will learn about is in writing a Haiku vs. a Senryu. Also, remember, pronunciation in various parts of the world will affect your syllable count. Go with your gut on deciding the syllable count. You are the poet and the creator of your work.

The main idea behind my sponsoring of this challenge is to help everyone learn how to write various forms of poetry. Remember, if you are sending your poetry for publication in literary journals, contests, or self-publishing, you should know the correct forms and use them.

LEARN the rules by clicking on the links below.

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in one of the forms defined below. Click on the link to learn about each type:

HAIKU IN ENGLISH 5/7/5 syllable structure. A Haiku is written about seasonal changes, nature, and change in general.

TANKA IN ENGLISH 5/7/5/7/7 syllable structure. Your Tanka will consist of five lines written in the first-person point of view. This is important because the poem should be written from the perspective of the poet.

HAIBUN IN ENGLISH Every Haibun must begin with a title. Haibun prose is composed of short, descriptive paragraphs, written in the first person singular.

The text unfolds in the present moment, as though the experience is occurring now rather than yesterday or some time ago. In keeping with the simplicity of the accompanying haiku or tanka poem, all unnecessary words should be pared down or removed. Nothing must ever be overstated.

The poetry never tries to repeat, quote, or explain the prose. Instead, the poetry reflects some aspect of the prose by introducing a different step in the narrative through a microburst of detail. Thus, the poetry is a sort of juxtaposition – different yet somehow connected.

Cinquain

Senryu in English 5/7/5 syllable structure. A Senryu is written about love, a personal event, and have some sort of irony present.

Image credit: Pinterest.com

(Currently, free-verse prose poems are NOT part of this challenge)

Here are some great sites that will help you write your poetry and count syllables.

thesaurus.com

For Synonyms and Antonyms. When your word has too many syllables, find one that works.

howmanysyllables.com

Find out how many syllables each word has. I use this site for all my Haiku and Tanka poems. Click on the “Workshop” tab to create your Haiku or Tanka.

THE RULES

I will publish the Tuesday prompt post at 12: 03 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Denver Time).  That should give everyone time to see the prompt from around the world.

WRITE YOUR POEM ON YOUR BLOG as a post.

How Long Do You Have and Your Deadline: You have a week to complete the Challenge with a deadline of Monday at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) Denver time, U. S. A. This will give me a chance to add the links from everyone’s poem post from the previous week, on the new prompt I send out on Tuesday. I urge everyone to visit the blogs and comment on everyone’s poem.

The rules are simple.

I will give you two words. Choose synonyms from those words for your poetry. You, the poet, now have more control over the direction of your writing. Follow the rules carefully. Don’t use the prompt words.

LINK YOUR BLOG POST TO MINE WITH A PINGBACK. To do a Pingback: Copy the URL (the HTTPS:// address of my post) for the current week’s Challenge and paste it into your post. You may also place a copy of your URL of your post in the comments of the current week’s Challenge post.

Because of the time difference between where you are, and I am, you might not think your link is there. I manually approve all links. People taking part in the challenge may visit you and comment or “like” your post. I also need at least a Pingback or a link in the comments section to know you took part and to include you in the Weekly Review section of the new prompt on Tuesday.

BE CREATIVE. Use your photos and create “Visual POETRY” if you wish, although it is not necessary. Use whatever program you want to make your images.

As time allows, I will visit your blog, comment, and TWEET your POETRY

If you add these hashtags to your post TITLE (depending on which poetry form you use) your poetry may be viewed more often:

#Haiku, #Tanka, #micropoetry, #poetry, #5lines, #Haibun, #Prose #Senryu, #CinquainPoetry

 

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR TWITTER ACCOUNT LINKED TO YOUR BLOG – I WILL NO LONGER TWEET YOUR POETRY… THERE IS NO SENSE SINCE YOUR TWEET BECOMES PART OF WORDPRESS.COM AND THERE IS NO ATTRIBUTION BACK TO YOU.

You may copy the badge I have created to go with the Weekly Poetry Challenge Post and place it in your post. It’s not mandatory:

HERE’S WHO JOINED US LAST WEEK FOR OUR 62nd POETRY CHALLENGE USING THE WORDS – BELLS & PAST

Call of the Future – Reena Saxena

Jingle Bells – By Sarah

Tanka Tuesday: Acorns – Jane Dougherty Writes

Pealing Back the Years – #Haibun #Senryu | Trent’s World (the Blog)

there was magic | like mercury colliding…

Deafening Sound – Cinquain Poem | awisewomansjourney

Bells of Light: #Tanka | Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings

Tanka: Bells & Past – Tea & Paper

COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE #Senryu #62: BELLS & PAST | But I Smile Anyway…

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge – The Bag Lady

Indiscriminately ~ #Tanka #Poem | Exclusive Inflictions

#Tanka Tuesday 12/12/17…This Christmas Spirit…#haiku #poetry – Frank J. Tassone

My Christmas Offering – Stuff & What If?

Tuesday Poetry Challenge: Bells & Past – Robbie’s Inspiration

Tanka – Bells & Past | thoughts and entanglements

“Tower Carillons” A Tanka, #SynonymsOnly | Colleen Chesebro The Fairy Whisperer

Killing the Light (5 years) | method two madness

Carillon | Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

#Senryu: Prayer | Charmed Chaos

Persistent – Playing with words

Haiku: Winter – My Feelings My Freedom

Heaven’s Bells – Smell The Coffee

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Bells & Past | Annette Rochelle Aben

Don’t FORGET! If you are selected as my Poet of the Week, I will feature your poem in my bi-monthly newsletter.

Sign-up HERE.

This week’s Poet of the Week is Ritu, from her blog, ButIsmileanyway.com. Her Senryu made me chuckle as she took a humorous route with her poetry. I liked her choice of synonym because the words “alarm and ended” gave just the right tone to her poem. This senryu illustrates the perfect ironic event, and Ritu’s last two words make the poem. ❤

(Pixabay Image)

Switch the alarm off
Sweet dreams have ended too soon
Reality bites

Ritu © 2017

Here are the two words for this week’s challenge: COVER & PRECIPITATION

(Don’t forget to use synonyms)

IT’S POETRY TUESDAY! JOIN IN AND GET YOUR POETRY ON!

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #74 Cake & Wolf

I love when Ronovan gives us a challenge with the words he chooses! Both words, cake and wolf, have various meanings that really spoke to me this week. I had to flex my haiku using different forms of the words because of the many options. Tell me which you liked best!

“The Lothario”

Cake = cover (v.)

Wolf = Lothario (n.)

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The Lothario –

covering his deeds with slick words,

he wants the naïve.

“Temptation”

Cake = pastries (n.)

Wolf = gorge (v.)

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Sweet pastries allure –

frosting drips with calories,

I gorge on my words.


Silver loves writing haiku. How about you? You might be a poet and not even know it! Ronovan teaches us how to write Haiku in English. Click HERE for the link! Come on, Join in and share your own micro poetry!

Thanks for stopping in today. I enjoyed seeing all of you!

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #71 Cover & Color

After a long journey from one side of the country to almost the other side of the country, I must say that I have missed my Haiku creating the most of all my blogging challenges. I am happy to be back and have missed you all!

Ron’s words this week are poignant in their possible meanings: cover and color.

My refuge is love –

for color has no meaning,

just humanity.

Words, I wish all humans could live by.

Thanks for visiting. I am so happy to see you all again!

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