Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 110, “Pleasant & Read,” #SynonymsOnly – Colleen Chesebro ~ The Faery Whisperer

Tanka Tuesday

 

 

Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Poetry Challenge – Synonyms only for the words ‘Pleasant’ and ‘Read’. Find my Etheree below. Then check out Colleen’s challenge rules below on how to participate!

 

Skimmers

 

Skimming books - Poetry

 

 

When

You skim

The pages

Of a great book

You’re missing out on

All the delightful parts

You’ll be losing out on plot

And find you’re turning back pages

While losing the feel for characters

When backtracking for parts you overlooked

 

 

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

 

Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry?

HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! Except for the first challenge of the month ~ then, the poets get to choose their own words. ❤

 

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. 

Etheree The Etheree poem consists of ten lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. The trick is to create a memorable message within the required format. Poets can get creative and write an Etheree with more than one verse, but the idea is to follow suit with an inverted syllable count. Reversed Etheree Syllable Count: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Double Etheree Syllable Count: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 9, 8, 7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

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.

 

Join in the fun!

 

Source: Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 110, “Pleasant & Read,” #SynonymsOnly – Colleen Chesebro ~ The Faery Whisperer

25 thoughts on “Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 110, “Pleasant & Read,” #SynonymsOnly – Colleen Chesebro ~ The Faery Whisperer

  1. Well done, Sis. I know many people skim articles and books. For the life of me, I can’t understand why. All the tone and word choice are lost when you skim. The true meaning comes when you take your time, pause, and reflect on what you’ve read. You get that! ❤

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  2. Your poem is articulating my sentiments Deb. I am proud to be a slow reader, as I can savor each word and converse with all the characters but the book has to be a good one! All books don’t offer a “feel for the characters” 🙂

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  3. Thanks for introducing us to the Etheree form, Debby. It’s amazing how many different forms of poetry there are! Practicing all these great formats really helps writers stretch those creative muscles. I say never skim a great book either, I do remember doing a lot of skim reading in literature during college days trying to get my sleep deprived self ready for tests, LOL. Happy poetry writing my friend!

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