#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 244 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT @ColleenChesebro #Tanka #Poem #writingcommunity #poetrycommunity #indieauthors

Here is Colleen Chesebro’s TANKA TUESDAY Weekly POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 244.  It’s an Ekphrastic photo prompt with the image  chosen by Merril. D . Smith.

I went with a tanka format 5/7/5/7/7.

black and white print with distorted houses and a skelton sitting on the porch
Image Credit: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/digital/item/66272
humanity stripped
world tilted and distorted
exposed to the pain
haunted by heavy mistakes
I live in my misery

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#TANKATUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY #CHALLENGE : POET’S CHOICE #237 @ColleenChesebro #tanka #poetry #poems #nightsky #bluelights #writingcommunity

Here is Colleen Chesebro’s TANKA TUESDAY WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE: POET’S CHOICE #237!

We have blue lights reflecting off the trees next to the back deck. It’s a spectacular combination of the twinkling stars above and the bugs that fly through the light beams that add to the night show!

This is a picture I took while laying on my lounge chair stargazing. It was the inspiration for the Tanka Poem below.

pine trees against night sky with blue lights on them

encroaching darkness

retreats into the forest

beneath stars soft glow

Brilliant blue beams decorate

my piece of eternal night

#TANKATUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 236, @ColleenChesebro #THEMEPROMPT #Tanka #Nature #photo #writingcommunity

Hi! Here is Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge #236. It is a theme prompt and the word given is, Expedition.

I went with an inner journey and presented it in Tanka form. I liked adding it to a picture I took when we visited the redwoods last month.

Photo of path in redwood forest. Poem included in picture: my soul disengaged left me behind in the past submerged in worry today my journey begins with only love as my guide

 

 

Colleen Chesebro’s #TANKATUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 234, #SYNONYMSONLY @ColleenChesebro #Haiga #Senryu #poems #challenge

Here’s Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge #234. This week is Synonyms Only and the two words are “Green & Morass.”

Although we are now offered more symbolic poetry choices, I went with a favorite format Haiga. This is a combination of a picture and Haiku or Senryu, but the poem can stand alone without the photo.

My synonyms are: naive for green & confusion for morass.

naive confusion darkens the pure love offered inside fear's cold grasp

 

#Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 228, #Poet’sChoice #Haiga @ColleenChesebro #writingcommunity #poetrywrittenonharley #nature #harleypoetry

Here’s Colleen Chesebro Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge #228. This week is the poet’s choice.

I decided to use one of the poems I wrote on the back of a Harley last weekend, along with a picture I took. No pens lost during this process. Here is my Haiga.

floating fluffy shapes
triggers imagination
childhood in the sky

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 224, #POET’SCHOICE @ColleenChesebro #WritingCommunity #cinquain #butterflycinquain

Here’s Colleen Chesbro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge #224. This week is the poet’s choice!

I decided on a butterfly cinquain: 2/4/6/8/2/8/6/4/2 and used a picture I took walking along the river for the visual.

INSPIRATION

The path

Becomes my guide

Awakening senses

Dazzling me with its beauty

Magic

The moment caresses my soul

Thoughts flow with the river

Words are blooming

I write.