Colleen's 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 170, #ThemePrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the fourth week of the month – time for a #ThemePrompt! Last month, I selected Sally Cronin to pick this month’s theme: The Night Sky On the Monday before the next challenge, I’ll select someone to choose next month’s theme. Have fun! PLEASE support the other poets by visiting blogs .

Stars

Tinkle

Like Diamonds

In the night sky

I escape in dreams.

Seeing all I fly by

Dreams sparkle brightly always.

Stars thrown like dice scattered like rice.

Thrown just like a wager or a bet

Stars in the night sky shine like true diamonds.

Image from Pixabay.

This is part of Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday.

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 162, #ThemePrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

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It’s the fourth week of the month which means I’ll pick a theme for you to write about for this month. On the Monday before the next challenge, I’ll select someone to choose next month’s theme.

This month’s theme is: “The Circle of Life”

I have done two sets of Haiku. In syllables of, 5/7/5, 3/5/3 and 2/3/2. One set on human life and the other set on nature.

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Of the womb we are born

We flourish and grow full bloom

Then we turn to multch

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Born from womb

Encompassing life

All things die

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We’re born

Then we grow

We die

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Seeds germinate life

Blossoms germinate full bloom

Life drains down through roots

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Blossom grows

From seed and life roots

Cycle ends.

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Blooms

Petals spread

Then sleep

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Colleen’s Weekly Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

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.

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All still and pleasant

My mind is empty, peaceful

Time stops in the now.

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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 Chesebro’s Weekly Poetry Challenge. Smell and Cosy.

While Colleen Chesebro of Fairy Whisperer is busy doing her NanoWritMo this month she has left us  weekly prompts for Weekly Poetry Challenge. Today’s prompt is. Smell and Cosy.

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    Winter morning Haiku.

I love the morning

The crispness of the winter

Dark outside dawning

The smell of coffee or tea

You and I cosy inside.

Colleen Chesebro Weekly Haiku Challenge. 24/10/17

This week for Colleen Chesebro of The Fairy Whisperers the challenge is to write a  Haiku, Tanka, Haibun, Cinquain or Senryu using the words Eerie and Costume.

 Eerrie Cinquain.

Eerie

Uncommon costume

Scary, frightening, spooky

Witches, goblins, making mischief

Ghostly.

Image from Pixabay

Haiku Halloween.

Halloween is here

Time for eerie  sprits to fly

Costumes cute and Sharp.

Image From Pixabay

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 52 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: “SPIRIT & JOY”

Congratulations to everyone and especially Colleen  who have been doing this challenge for a year because today is it’s yearly Anniversary! 💗💗💗🌹🌹🌹💜💜

The Prompt this week are the words Spirit and Joy.

Rules and Pingback can be found at Colleen’s blog Fairy Whisperer here

To be just as one

His spirit joins your spirit

Such pride and such joy.

He flies you are lifted high

Free spirits under the sun.

Image From Pixabay

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          Tanka Pride and Joy

To witness their joy

You have seen their spirits grow

Your heart swells with pride.

 From this day forth together

Forever love, groom and bride.


The wedding photos, top one my son and his wife from six years ago.

Bottom photo an almost family couple from five days ago.

COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE # 40 – SUGAR & SPICE

This  is  my  4th of  July  entry  for  Colleen’s weekly  poetry  challenge. This  week  we  have  a  4th  of  July  themed  photo to  play  with. You  can  find  Colleen  at Colleen Chesebro Fairy Whisperer  The  prompt  this  week is  SUGAR & SPICE. This  week I  am trying  another  Tanka  this time about  America  and  the  United Kingdom.

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY  AMERICANS  EVERYWHERE 🙂

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Rules and Pingback Here 

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Oh! sugar and  spice

Brought home from America

Ships bring  things  so nice

Found, lost  beautiful  new lands

Friends, hands across the water .

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 39 – MIRROR & HARBOR

This  week  for  Colleen Chesebro‘s weekly poetry  prompt Mirror  & Harbour I  have  chosen  to  do  two Tanka.

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Looking out to sea

A long days wait looking  for lights

Cold cold  the  harbour

Lost loved ones to cruel sea

Pain mirrored in harbour Lights.

 

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Mirror like  the  sea

Shows life stormy and  becalmed

No safe harbour yet

Thrashed on the rocks  we cling on

Hoping against hope  for calm.

 

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge# 34. Power and Allure.

This week on Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge# 34 Power and Allure. Colleen Cheseboro found here

A trio of Haiku


An alluring seat

In the shade beaten by the 

Power of flowers

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The allure too strong

Vlad ,the sweet,could not resist

Cream strawberry kissed.

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Urge to kiss so strong

The allure of the embrace

Shocking but not wrong.

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All images mine. 

Colleen’s  weekly # poetry Challenge #32  Lead and Save. Biblical Tanka

This week Colleen’s  weekly # poetry Challenge #32  Lead and Save.

A biblical Tanka

Take me lead he called

As he parted the Red Sea

They all stood enthralled 

I’m here to save you see

Come follow me and be free

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