TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 306, 2/7/23


短歌 火曜日

It’s time for Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka.

Colleen said ‘This week’s challenge is a photo prompt. I’ve asked my friend, and photographer, Terri Webster Schrandt, from secondwindleisure.com to share her photos with us for inspiration. Terri runs a weekly photo challenge called Sunday Stills. Check it out HERE.”

Terri says: “This is a filtered version of a rose I photographed at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland.”

I have chosen to write an Abhanga in any number of 4-line stanzas with 6-6-6-4 syllables each. L2 and L3 rhyme. The end rhyme scheme is abbc. It is customary to title your poetry.

Nature’s Circle.

Past her best, beauty fades
Edging her petals dark
Still her presence to mark
Her colour glows

Radiant in her youth
She still outshines them all
Her green leaves and stalk tall
She bows her head

Nature has run it’s course
She will whither and die
Her scent through air will fly
It’s nature’s way.

From the soil she has grown
Nutured her and nurished
Through summer she flourished.
Life’s sweet circle

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 23rd, 2023

There was a bump in the corner of my mind and a voice said:”Guess who. It’s me! With your daily prompt. Today is our twenty-third prompt for Just Jot it January 2023, and it’s brought to us by Paula. Thanks so much, Paula! Please be sure to visit Paula’s blog to read her posts and say hello. And follow her while you’re there, if you’re not already.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 23rd 2023, is “paintbrush.” Use the word “paintbrush” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

If you’d like to see what I have so far on your prompt list and what’s to come, you can find it HERE.

Well its quite a while since I have picked up a paint brush either to decorate or create a piece of art.( I use that term loosely😊). I have lots of fun watching my grandsons paint and I have lots of their works of art. Anyway that is me for today.

Here is a great little song from Kenwrick Joseph (15 July 1952 – 2 January 2022), known professionally as Kenny J, was a Trinidad and Tobago calypsonian and Assistant Superintendent of Police who was best known for his soca parang hits including The Paint Brush..more information here.

If this doesn’t get you smiling and singing nothing will.



Colleen Chesebro said: “This week’s challenge is a photo prompt. This year, I’ve asked my friend, and photographer, Terri Webster Shrandt, from secondwindleisure.com to share her photos with us for inspiration. Terri runs a weekly photo challenge called Sunday Stills. Check it out HERE.”

Flashes of gold skies
There is blue hue all around
Evening falls soft
Winters hues touch deep the soul
Frosty fingers spread magic.

Part of Colleen Chesebro Tuesday Tanka.

Wordless Wednesday. Colour Overhead.


#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 296, 11/1/22: #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry

Our host Colleen has set us out monthly Taste the Rainbow prompt as part of her Tuesday Tanka Challenge. I have chosen the colour purple. I have also chosen the poetic form Etheree.

From the depths of spirit comes purple prose.
Magically from my mind it flows
I never need to leave my home
Imagination can roam .
Spirited far away
My inner thoughts play
I close my eyes
Hope flies
Off to


#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 294, 10/18/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt


Hello everyone this week our wonderful host and tutor for wordcraft and Tanka Tuesday Colleen said :

“This challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. Lisa from TaoTalk, provided the photo for this month’s challenge:”

Lisa said she took this image at the Felt Mansion (western Michigan) in 2020. With Halloween just around the corner, the stark imagery in this photo sets a mood. Let’s see if you can capture the mood in your syllabic poetry. Use the photo as your inspiration!

This week I have chosen a Sijo. What is a Sijo?

The Sijo is a Korean form believed to have first been used in the fourteenth century. It is similar in structure to various Japanese forms such as Haiku. As with many forms of poetry, the Sijo became a preferred poetry form of the yangban or ruling class as well as royalty. They were written in Chinese and were originally short songs set to music. The focus of the Sijo is usually nature and contemplation. There are:Three Lines 14 to 16 syllables per line
A total of 44 to 47 syllables for the entire poem.

This is a black & white image of an ornate pond & garden from the Felt Estate in western Michigan
© Lisa Fox, Felt Mansion.


Monochrome light plays upon the water reflecting grayish tones.
Darkling mirrors merge above and below casting an illease.
Nature also reflecting this too as Halloween draws near.

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

One-Liner Wednesday – Colours.


When it all becomes too much I get my nails done!

© willowdot21

This is part of LindaGHill’s One-Liner Wednesday.

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 293, #SpecificForm: Troiku


Today Colleen has chosen a Troiku for our Specific Form.

The Troiku is a form created by Chèvrefeuille at https://carpediemtroikuworld.blogspot.com/2015/10/welcome.html.

Chèvrefeuille says: “This haiku is the starting verse of the Troiku and is called “the sleigh”. As you maybe know the Troiku is based on the idea of the Russian Troika, a sleigh with three horses. To create “the horses”, you need to use every line of the starting haiku, to start a new haiku with.

I am going to use Autumn as my muse because I love Autumn.

Photo by Zura Narimanishvili on Pexels.com

Autumn brings her gifts
Shorter days and cosy nights
Bountiful delights

Autumn brings her gifts
A carpet of russet leaves
We dance among them

Shorter days and cosy nights
Family together
In praise of nature.

Bountiful delights
Thanksgiving and winters store
The best dressed season.

© willowdot21

Part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka.

Wordless Wednesday: Early morning hue.

© willowdot21.

Part of Hugh’s Wordless Wednesday.

Wordless Wednesday. Peak a Boo!

part of Hugh’s Wordless Wednesday.

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