For this week’s Poetry Challenge at Colleen Chesebro’s Fairy Whisperer blog, Colleen is offering us the words Vigor and Energy to include in our poem only we must use substitute synonyms for her words.
If you’d like to participate in this fun challenge, here are the rules:
I will publish the Tuesday prompt post at 12: 03 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Denver Time). That should give everyone time to see the prompt from around the world. The RECAP is published on Monday and will contain links to the participants.
WRITE YOUR POEM ON YOUR BLOG as a post.
You have one week to complete the Challenge with a deadline of Sunday, at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) Denver time, U. S. A.
This will give me a chance to add the links from everyone’s poem post from the previous week, on the Recap I publish on Monday. I urge everyone to visit the blogs and comment on everyone’s poem.
The rules are simple.
I will give you two words. Choose synonyms from those words for your poetry. You, the poet, now have more control over the direction of your writing. Follow the rules carefully. Don’t use the prompt words.
LINK YOUR BLOG POST TO MINE WITH A PINGBACK. To do a Pingback: Copy the URL (the HTTPS:// address of my post) for the current week’s Challenge and paste it into your post. You may also place a copy of your URL of your post in the comments of the current week’s Challenge post.
For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in one of the forms defined below. Click on the links to learn about each form:
HAIKU IN ENGLISH 5/7/5 syllable structure. A Haiku is written about seasonal changes, nature, and change in general.
TANKA IN ENGLISH 5/7/5/7/7 syllable structure. Your Tanka will consist of five lines written in the first-person point of view. This is important because the poem should be written from the perspective of the poet.
HAIBUN IN ENGLISH Every Haibun must begin with a title. Haibun prose is composed of short, descriptive paragraphs, written in the first-person singular.
The text unfolds in the present moment, as though the experience is occurring now rather than yesterday or some time ago. In keeping with the simplicity of the accompanying haiku or tanka poem, all unnecessary words should be pared down or removed. Nothing must ever be overstated.
The poetry never tries to repeat, quote, or explain the prose. Instead, the poetry reflects some aspect of the prose by introducing a different step in the narrative through a microburst of detail. Thus, the poetry is a sort of juxtaposition – different yet somehow connected.
Cinquain ALSO: Check out the Cinquain variations listed here: Cinquain-Wikipedia These are acceptable methods to use. Please list the form you use so we can learn from you.
Senryu in English 5/7/5 syllable structure. A Senryu is written about love, a personal event, and have IRONY present. Click the link to learn the meaning of irony.
Visit Colleen’s post to view some of the entries from others.
Source: Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 102, “Vigor & Energy,” #SynonymsOnly | Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer
18 thoughts on “Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge “Vigor & Energy” #Synonyms Only”
I totally agree with that, Debby! Excellent poem! ❤
Thank you sooo much Miriam. ❤
Fantastic Debby… love it.. ♥
Hi Sal. Welcome back! And thanks so much. ❤ xx
I love this, Debby!! You’ve captured life perfecty and the attributes required to help us traverse the journey over time! Well done … a rewarding read and striking image. Happy Weekend! 🤗
Oh thanks so much Annika. What a lovely compliment. And lovely to see you back around blogland ❤
Excellent Tanka, Sis. You always motivate me! ❤
Aw thanks so much Sis. Thanks for motivating me to participate! ❤
Good one Deb! So inspiring!
Thanks so much – coming from a poet. 🙂
You are very good at these tanka poems, Debby.
Oh, thanks so much for the lovely compliment Robbie. I’m still a beginner. 🙂
Great poem, Debby, and so You! You are the epitome of energy and vigor! Ha. Have an amazing day!
Aw thanks Diana. Sometimes I don’t know where I get all the energy but I like to put it to good use – with words! ❤
Love this, Debby! A poignant message for sure. Thanks for sharing. XO
Thanks so much Natalie ❤
Lovely Tanka, Debby! ‘Learning to master the tides’ love this line. Learning to navigate through the highs and lows of life is the key. Very wise and insightful poem. ❤ xx
Thanks so much Vashti. I’m still getting a feel for this so thanks for the encouragement ❤