#TankaTuesday #Ekphrastic #Poetry Challenge, 1/24/22, No. 304

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! What a great week of poetry! It appears everyone enjoyed writing senryū. We all learn together: I did more research on the form. Read this post: Senryū or Senryu to get a better sense of what this form is all about. Many thanks to everyone who joined in! Here are the … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Ekphrastic #Poetry Challenge, 1/24/22, No. 304

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 303, 1/17/23

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! 短歌 火曜日 In case you missed last week's poetry, here are the poet's links from the 1/10/23 photo prompt challenge: 1.ladyleemanila8.Ken Hume15.kittysverses2.Sylvia Cognac9.willowdot2116.Yvette M Calleiro3.ben Alexander10.Cheryl17.Jules4.Britta Benson11.Li/ Lisa18.Colleen Chesebro5.Felic Janssen12.Selma19.Kerfe6.Reena Saxena13.Gwen Plano20.Ruth Klein7.Echoes of the soul14.Balroop Singh21.You're next! I noticed some of you enjoy writing haiku—but you don't want to follow the haiku … Continue reading #TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 303, 1/17/23

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 302, 1/10/23

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! 短歌 火曜日 In case you missed last week's poetry, here are the poet's links from the 1/3/23 synonyms only challenge: 1.sangeetha8.Gwen Plano15.ben Alexander2.Cheryl9.Jules16.Yvette M Calleiro3.AJ10.Kerfe17.Ruth Klein4.Annette Rochelle Aben11.The Versesmith18.kittysverses5.Sylvia Cognac12.Colleen Chesebro19.Rachel-Hanley-Jones6.Li/ Lisa13.willowdot21  7.ladyleemanila14.Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr   This week's challenge is a photo prompt. This year, I've asked my friend, and photographer, Terri Webster Schrandt, … Continue reading #TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 302, 1/10/23

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 301, 1/3/23

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY 短歌 火曜日 Welcome to a new year of writing syllabic poetry. Please read the rules, updated for the new year, 2023 HERE. Practicing with synonyms is a great way to choose the perfect word for the meaning you're trying to convey in your poem. Try Thesaurus.com 💛 Back by popular demand, our … Continue reading #TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 301, 1/3/23

#TankaTuesday on Break

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. Check out the blog tour on colleenmchesebro.com. The Yule Blessings book tour runs from December 1st through December 16th, 2022. I'm offering a $15 U.S.D. Amazon.com gift … Continue reading #TankaTuesday on Break

#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. 🎄 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. 🎄 🤶🏻 There will be a blog tour on … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 299 |#ThemePrompt: The Gray Scarf

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 199, 11/22/22, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This week in the United States, we celebrate Thanksgiving. Pull up a chair and join me in a poetry feast! Let me wish you all a lovely holiday. My goal this year is to only eat in moderation. I don't want to undo my weight loss goals. Fingers crossed. LOL! We're … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 199, 11/22/22, #THEMEPROMPT

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 298 | #PhotoPrompt

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 photo from David: “Ukrainian Figurines” by Kirill Shevchenko (Groder) Image by Кирилл Шевченко from Pixabay Many thanks to everyone who joined in below: 1.ben Alexander 6.Cheryl 11.sangeetha 2.Elizabeth 7.Jules 12.Balroop Singh 3.Gwen … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 298 | #PhotoPrompt

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 297 | #SpecificForm: kouta

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars' celebration. This week’s challenge was to write a kouta syllabic poem. Lisa Fox asked me if the optional fifth line syllable count should be five or seven syllables? I searched everywhere and couldn't find any other instructions. Something didn't seem right with this form, so I did a thorough analysis. … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 297 | #SpecificForm: kouta

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 297, 11/8/2022, #SpecificForm: Kouta

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Last month, I asked Reena to select a syllabic form for us to learn more about. Her choice was the Japanese form, kouta. FAST FACTS The Kouta 小唄 (little or short song) is a popular Japanese verse form of the Muromachi Period, 14th thru 16th century. The lyrical song was resurrected as a geisha … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 297, 11/8/2022, #SpecificForm: Kouta