#TANKATUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 236, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

It’s the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Donna Matthews from D J Ranch.org last month’s challenge picked the theme:

I chose to write a Tanka and I used a photo of my grandchildren, taken by my daughter in law.

This month’s theme is: Expedition.

©hotpinkwellingtins.

during life’s journey
many a slip halts our quest
as we travel forth.
the road we take is unknown
an Expedition.

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka.

#TANKATUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 235 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

It’s the third week of the month! Time for an Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). Annette Rochelle Aben from last month’s challenge has provided the photo for this month’s challenge. Remember, it’s not so much about describing what’s in the photo. Look beyond the obvious to find new meaning.

Image Credit: Annette Rochelle Aben.

such hidden treasure
kept secure under the waves
my deepest secrets.

This time I have chosen a simple longer Haiku, I am trying to express the depths of my feelings.

#TANKATUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 234, #SYNONYMSONL:Green and Morass

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WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

Our prompt from Colleen is ; Green & Morass.

© willowdot21

canopy verdant
Sinking in to the damp earth
flower farmed by ant.

Photo by Matheus Bertelli on Pexels.com

lush soft shades
of complications
it’s total madness

A 5/7/5 Haiku and a 3/5/3 Haiku for Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka.

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 233, #POET’SCHOICE

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY

For this challenge, you can write your poem in any syllabic form you’d like to try.

Ruby © willowdot21.

old am I
my dreams let me fly
know no bounds.

For Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge I have chosen to do a short haiku. 3/5/3.

WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 231, #THEMEPROMPT

It’s the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Jules from last month’s challenge picked the theme.

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

Photo by Wesley Carvalho on Pexels.com

This month’s theme is:

“Discovery”

eyes shut to learning
too afraid to lift the stone
Share discovery.

#TANKA TUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 230 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

It’s the third week of the month! Time for an Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). Kerfe Roig provided a piece of her art for this month’s challenge.

I have chosen to try a Cromorna. New to me but I think it’s form fits the picture.

Cromorna is a verse form that has compact lines and exacting meter and rhyme developed by Viola Berg.The Cromorna is:
stanzaic, written in 3 quatrains.
syllabic, with 5/3/5/3/5/3/5/3/5/3/5/3 syllables per line.
rhymed, rhyme scheme abab cbcb dbdb.

Image Credit: Kerfe Roig.

Quest.

a search without cease
paper bird
ceaseless hunt for peace
dove unheard

traced in my mind’s map.
paper bird
the answer, a trap
dreams occured

infinite and spacial
it’s life’s spice
all celestial
tossed like dice.

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

#Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 228, #Poet’sChoice

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

Happy JUNE! It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Word Crafters, choose your own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to you! This opportunity only happens once a month!

I really just wanted to tell a tale. So I really am not sure if this poem is even allowed. I told it all the same.

Light and dusk

Golden light fractals through the leaves.

Dark brown, of strong Oak woven in the trees.

Motes of  dust dancing in and out,

squirrels collecting nuts, in a hurry here  about!

As she lays there among the leaves,

not missed yet, so far no one grieves.

Dearest Teddy by her side

She only dropped him when she died.

She is tiny, she is small,

Oh! dear God she has hardly lived at all.

Like an angel lying there

with tiny insects running through her hair.

Shafts of dying daylight frame her face,

of her killer there is no trace.

Silent leaves begin to fall

slowly slowly they cover all……………

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka.

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 224, #POET’SCHOICE

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY

It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Word Crafters, choose your own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to you! This opportunity only happens once a month!

Follow the schedule listed below:

I have chosen a Gogyohka this week. I have written two verses about the Lilly of the Valley and how it reminds me of my father.

© willowdot21.

Lilly of the Valley.

Spring’s harbinger
Memory stirs
Such scent
Fills my kitchen
And my soul.

Father would toil
Hands in soil
You his pride and joy
Green and white
My joy now.

🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋

Finally News of Colleen’s big dream journal.

The countdown is on to May 15, 2021, when the Word Weaving Poetry Journal reveals the theme for this first edition journal. Mark your calendars! Submissions open May 15th through July 15th. Learn more HERE!

#TANKA TUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 223, #THEMEPROMPT

It’s the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Kat from last month’s challenge picked the theme:

“Pick a Flower” and using one of the syllabic forms we use, tell us why it is special to you.

My mother was a gentle woman, loving and kind, her favourite flowers were Anemone, I have written a Nonet about her and her flowers because I miss her.

Polesden  Lacey
© willowdot21. My Mum .

Always small yet colourful
Never over assuming
Elf like colour pools
Mother loved these flowers
Open bright and blooming
Nothing pleased her as these
Enchanting little Anemones.

© willowdot21

Part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

#TANKA TUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 222 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

It’s the third week of the month! Time for an Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art and/or photographs. Anita Dawes from last month’s challenge has provided the photo for this month’s challenge:

Here are the forms we can use. Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Gogyohka, Tanka, TankaProse, Renga, Solo-Renga, micropoetry, poetry, 5lines, Haibun, Prose, CinquainPoetry, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, Badger Hexastich, Abhanga, Diatelle.

I decided to try a Sedoka, but with a twist, so I wrote it without a rhyme to emphasize the dystopian dream feel. Call it poetic license.

.Image by mollyroselee from Pixabay.

Hues
Golden
My dreaming
Colours my life
Visions of the future.
A plethora of lost, dark days.
There’s no warmth in that burning golden hue.
Our happy home abandoned your old tram rotting.
I reach out hoping for reassurance.
But I am alone you are gone.
Fear grips and I awake
I am with you
My mood lifts
Soft light
Hues

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka

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