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

Welcome to a new year of writing syllabic poetry. Please read the rules, updated for the new year,2023 HERE.

Back by popular demand, our first poetry challenge of 2023 from Colleen Chesebro is to write your poem by selecting synonyms for the two words below. Do not use the two wordsβ€”synonyms only.

This week I have chosen to write a Tanka.

New & Experience.

A novel feeling
An encounter with nature
Never before felt
Completely out of the blue
To be one with the ocean.

It is so lovely to have you back Colleen, to feel the warmth of our poetic family once more, here’s to 2023.πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

48 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Jan 05, 2023 @ 18:10:53

    Awww, Willow that is such a lovely thing to say. Thank you. I feel the same way. Your tanka is perfect. I love how the boys met the ocean. πŸ’™


  2. rugby843
    Jan 05, 2023 @ 18:12:44

    Love this and photo

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


  3. Ritu
    Jan 05, 2023 @ 18:28:13

    So, so well done with the synonyms, Sis! I loved it!


  4. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jan 05, 2023 @ 18:29:02

    I got to have such an experience with the Atlantic Ocean a number of years ago. I was more then impressed. Thank you for the reminder. ❀


  5. Carol anne
    Jan 05, 2023 @ 19:05:24

    Brill! Loved it! πŸ’šπŸ˜™


  6. Jemima Pett
    Jan 06, 2023 @ 13:46:52

    Perfect. Very clever πŸ™‚


  7. Jennie
    Jan 07, 2023 @ 13:21:25

    Ooo, this was lovely!


  8. Jules
    Jan 07, 2023 @ 15:46:21

    If I could live by a warm ocean…
    The little creek at the end of my yard is my water connection.
    It is fun to watch others experience the vastness of the ocean for the first time πŸ™‚


  9. yvettemcalleiro
    Jan 08, 2023 @ 02:21:54

    The ocean is one of my favorite places. I love your poem, Willow! πŸ™‚

    Yvette M Calleiro πŸ™‚


  10. ben Alexander
    Jan 08, 2023 @ 16:25:38

    I love this whole piece, Willow, but that fourth line in particular is so clever!! ❀



  11. msjadeli
    Jan 08, 2023 @ 19:23:57

    Our souls have a particular affinity for water. Nicely done in so few words, Willow.


  12. Lisa
    Jan 09, 2023 @ 17:57:59

    I love the excitement of children when they experience something new. Your poem and photo bring that out.


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  14. D. Wallace Peach
    Jan 10, 2023 @ 14:58:43

    Such a beautiful reminder of an amazing “first.” Well done!


  15. Gwen M. Plano
    Jan 10, 2023 @ 18:42:22

    To be one with the ocean, and to be a kid again, how perfect!


  16. shortstaycarpark
    Jan 15, 2023 @ 12:22:26

    My response is these two words: virgin & savoir-faire. Poem on shortstaycarpark.wordpress.com πŸ‘


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