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

©Colleen Chesebro

This week Colleen is trying something new, unfortunately both Pat’s (who was going to supply our two words this month) blogs has disappeared into the blogespher. This is what Colleen has said.

“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 Johnson from Pixabay

Write a butterfly cinquain (2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2) and include a color. Remember, colors can be a metaphor for feelings such as someone’s blue when they are sad. Sometimes when we mention a particular flower’s name, it brings the color of the flower to mind. The butterfly cinquain below is a rainbow of flower colors with only one color mentioned. Colors are a great way to show vivid imagery in your poetry.

"The Happiness of Flowers" 

red daylilies,
lily of the valley,
lavender, and delphinium—
that bring joyfulness to my heart
tending the soil with love,
rainfall awards
new growth

© Colleen M. Chesebro


Use the two words below:

Peddle and Winkle

For the synonyms only poetry challenge, if you write your poem using synonyms, write your poem in the forms defined on the cheat sheet OR from the forms found on Poetscollective.org.

I thought I could combine both options and I have written a Butterfly Cinquain using two colours, red and blue. Also I have used the two given words synonymously. Sell for peddle, and winkle and laughter lines for crinkle. I do hope it has worked and can make us smile.

I am glowing
As I sell happiness.
My face is a winkle and smile
Joy for my wares, my red passion
My wings spread far and wide
Laughter lines fill
My soul.

© willowdot21

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka.

42 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Raven
    Nov 09, 2021 @ 12:59:20

    Nicely done, Willow


  2. harmonykentonline
    Nov 09, 2021 @ 13:48:15

    Love the way you’ve combined the two, Willow. Definitely brought a smile 💕🙂


  3. D. Wallace Peach
    Nov 09, 2021 @ 13:52:31

    So beautiful. I love this form.


  4. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Nov 09, 2021 @ 16:16:26

    I love it, Willow. Pat selected the words for synonyms, but with her not in the blogging world to reply to comments, I thought I’d change it up. Taste the Rainbow will be in our prompts for next year… I’m just not sure how I’ll use it. ❤


  5. Ritu
    Nov 09, 2021 @ 19:40:33

    Both lovely verses, Sis!


  6. Dale
    Nov 09, 2021 @ 19:48:19

    Both are absolutely lovely!


  7. Marsha
    Nov 09, 2021 @ 20:01:38

    Fabulous, Willow. You are a word artist. 🙂


  8. D. Avery @shiftnshake
    Nov 10, 2021 @ 14:44:48

    I’ll take some of that. Nicely done.


  9. WildChild47
    Nov 11, 2021 @ 13:18:51

    I think you did a really excellent job of combining the two ideas for the prompt 🙂 And what’s even better? Even if you “take” away the idea of the prompts, the poem is so wonderfully evocative – very uplifting. Great job Willow 😀


    • willowdot21
      Nov 11, 2021 @ 13:26:45

      Thank you Pat for reading and for your encouraging words…are you okay 💜


      • WildChild47
        Nov 11, 2021 @ 14:38:57

        is that a question? 😉 I’m okay enough – still computer/WP weirdness … (I’m keeping my fingers crossed) but feeling a bit over the top for pain today … but this will pass. I hope you’re okay too – have a wonderful weekend 🙂

      • willowdot21
        Nov 11, 2021 @ 14:06:04

        Yes it was a question we were worried for you hope your pain eases soon. I am okay too 😌

      • WildChild47
        Nov 11, 2021 @ 15:07:20

        sorry – bit brain fuzzed …. well, no need to worry, I’m hanging in there – but thank you for being so thoughtful 🙂

      • willowdot21
        Nov 11, 2021 @ 15:08:27

        No worries, as long as you are still here! 💜

  10. Betty Hayes Albright
    Nov 12, 2021 @ 21:45:26

    Your poem is delightful! 🌞❤❤


  11. judeitakali
    Nov 13, 2021 @ 09:16:28

    Beautiful cinquain.


  12. indishe
    Nov 13, 2021 @ 17:20:03

    A happy verse!


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  14. Tarot of the Missing
    Nov 15, 2021 @ 21:43:39

    I enjoyed this very much


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