Colleen's 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 161 #PhotoPrompt

It is the third Tuesday of the month and so it time for our photo prompt from Colleen.

This month’s photo prompt has been provided by me. What does the photo say to you, tell your story in syllabic poetry. Just rely on your emotions.

The young couple at the airport told us (the old couple) of their very recent wedding. They spoke of how beautiful and lavish it had been . They enthused about the food and the guests and the sun-kissed honeymoon they were about to embark on. Yet the bride’s eyes and hands told me a more valid story.

Life’s Patterns, A Nonet.

My

Hands show

Rich patterns

Of my new life

Painted carefully

By Auntys and sisters

To prepare me , as the bride

My heart soars at the sight of them

I am now joined to the man I love.

They symbolise our new path together.

©2019 Willow Willers

I wish them well.

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

Follow the schedule listed below:

Colleen's Weekly Haiku Challenge.

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in the forms defined on the Poetry Challenge Cheatsheet:

Poetry Form Cheats sheet. This tutorial will help poets learn the different forms to use for Colleen’s Weekly Syllabic Poetry Challenge. Image by Thought Catalog from Pixabay HAIKU IN ENGLISH: 5/7/5, 3/5/3, or 2/3/2 s…

I wrote my Haiku in the 5/7/5 form that I always use. Colleen suggested I the other forms of 3/5/3 and 2/3/2. Colleen even showed me an example of each. Well I try never to shrink from challenge so I am going to have a go .

Here is my original. The prompts were Calm and Present.

© willowdot21 2019

All still and pleasant

My mind is empty, peaceful

Time stops in the now.

© willowdot21 2020


3/5/3 Haiku

All is quiet

Live in the moment

Stilled softly

Image from Pixabay

3/2/3 Haiku

Silent

Mindfulness

Time out

Thank you Colleen for encouraging me to try.

If you haven’t already joined in Colleen’s Weekly Haiku Challenge do pop over and join in Here

Colleen's 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 160 #SynonymsOnly

Hi here we are the second Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge of 2020.

Today’s prompt is Calm and Present. The trick is we can only use synonyms . This week I have done an old style Haiku.💜

© willowdot21 2019

All still and pleasant

My mind is empty, peaceful

Time stops in the now.

Colleen's Weekly Tuesday Tanka. 7/Jan/20

It’s the first of the month here at Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka and you know what that means! Poets, choose your own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to you!

Well as it is my choice I have decided to write a Tanka on the promise of Spring. A play on Hope Springs Eternal.

Image from Pixabay

Brave Start.

Bare almost extinct

Tired, at the old year’s ending.

In hibernation

Nature’s spring hope’s eternal

New life giving life to all

© willowdot21.wordpress .com

Colleen's 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 158 #PhotoPrompt

Hi everyone it’s Tuesday again and time for Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge. It’s the middle of the month challenge ~ time for a photo prompt! This month we will use a photo chosen by last month’s “Photo-Prompt” Poet of the Week ~ Merril D. Smith.

I have chosen to do an etheree. I looked up the photo. It discribed as a flower on a piece of areogel which is protecting the flower from a Bunsen burner. I see my soul as the flower, the areogel as my Guardian Angel, and the Bunsen burner as the sins of the world.

Image Credit: Commons: Wikipedia.ogr

Protection

My

Soul held

In your care

Shielded with love

From the fires of hell

You keep me safe from sin

My beloved guardian

However intense the danger

Your wings keep me safe from the world’s harm

You care for me and I bathe in your calm.

Colleen's 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 157 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

Colleen said, here are your two words for this week: Give and Shake for her Weekly Tuesday Tanka. This week I have chosen to do a Shadorma.

HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY!  If you want to create something more specific – write a Haiku or Senryu with those synonyms by following the instructions HERE.

PLEASE support the other poets by visiting their blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too.

lmage from Pixabay
Snow Scene Ball
Crystal ball
Pass on the magic
Stir things up
Mix the scene
A gift to the ones I love
Move to make snow fall.

Colleen's 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 156, #Poet Choice

TUESDAY TANKA!

It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Poets choose your own words.

PLEASE support the other poets by visiting their blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too. Don’t forget to share your poetry in the comments. It’s been great seeing all your poetry in one place!

So it’s thanks to Colleen Chesebro for the prompt, rules, pingbacks, and poems here. Lonely and Pity are my chosen words this week. Again I have chosen a Tanka. In this time of Christmas with all the hype on the media, the homeless, the poor the ill tend to be forgotten.

Living on the street
Cold, hungry, looking at feet.
No one cares for me
None show any sympathy
Good will to all, oh! really.
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We have a new badge from Colleen too, thank you Colleen it’s lovely.

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 155 #SynonymsOnly or #Theme-Thanksgiving

This week you have a choice. You can write about the #Theme of Thanksgiving (thankful, grateful, family, etc. whatever that word means to you)

OR

here are your two words for this week:

“End & Hurry”

Hopefully they travelled
Across the Atlantic Ocean
Praying for safe delivery
Pleased at first sight of land
Yearning for all they had left behind
Thankful to be safely delivered
Hopeful of a brave new world
Aching in soul and body
No one shirked their duties
Kindred spirits they worked together
Spring, Summer and Autumn brought their hardships
Giving thanks to their God
Indians watched them from afar
Vainly struggling in a hostile world
In fear they struggled but
Never giving up they reached harvest
God saw them through and they gave thanks.

So as I did an Acrostic poem which is not within our remit so here is a Tanka. A synonymous Tanka not using the words End and Hurry.

Thanksgiving Tanka
It comes to a close
The year gently closing down
Only to speed up
Thanksgiving with family
It all ends so happily.

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka.

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 154 #PhotoPrompt

It is the middle Tuesday of the month. This month we will use a photo chosen by last month’s “Photo-Prompt” Poet of the Week ~ Linda Lee Lyberg.

Image by from Pixabay

I have written a Tanka. Celebrating another day.

And So The Dawn

Come beautiful birds
Fill the skies, grace my eyes
Share with me the dawn
Together we awaken
The beauty of tomorrow

Have a good week everyone

This is part of of Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka.

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 153 #SynonymsOnly

It’s Tuesday again and time for Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka. This week our prompts are Grace and Style. I have written a Tanka about Thanksgiving. Using, ‘give thanks’ for Grace and ‘as pilgrims did for’ Style.

 Join me for this meal
Lets give thanks as pilgrims did
They survived hard times
They left their homes full of hope
Enjoy fruits of first harvest.

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka.

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