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Colleen’s Poetry Challenge – Happy November, Poet’s Choice of Words

Happy November, dear friends. It’s time to recount the abundance of harvest – good health, blessings of family and friends, achievements and more in this year. Let’s share and celebrate!

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Smile is contagious

Like reflections in mirror

A grin on your face

All eyes and lips resonate

Happiness joins the dancing

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Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 108, “Afraid & Grave”, #SynonymsOnly

Another week of fabulous entries of creative poets. You’ll enjoy this recap from Colleen’s Poetry Challenge. D.G. Kaye, the Poet of the week wrote a excellent double Etheree.

Colleen Chesebro ~ The Faery Whisperer

JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines.

PLEASE NOTE: Don’t forget to count your syllables. Use this site: howmanysyllables.com. Click on the workshop tab. Then, copy and paste your poem into the box, and click “count syllables” at the bottom.

What a fabulous collection of poetry this week. We had horror, humor, romance and plain old Autumn magic! Thanks for celebrating Halloween with me. I can’t wait until we can do it all over again! ❤

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Each week, I like to highlight a poet who I call the Poet of the Week, who has shared an exceptional message, or shown an impassioned creativity through words or form. Poetry is all about perception, so don’t be shocked if…

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Colleen’s Poetry Challenge – Afraid & Grave

The prompt words for Colleen’s Poetry Challenge this week are Afraid and Grave – #SynonymsOnly.

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Eleven years ago this time, a drastic decision was made that changed my life. I was diagnosed with melanoma cancer in the female organ. The doctors proposed a treatment plan using a combination of five aggressive drugs. My daughter and I read the descriptions and the side effects of the drugs, I commented, “The drugs may kill me before killing the cancer.”

It was a tough decision to make and I had to make it fast. The caner went from stage II to stage IV in three months. Without the treatment, I would have died sooner. With the treatment, there was a chance to live. I wanted to live for a while longer to enjoy the reunion with my daughter after five years of isolation, seeing her only once during those years. I accepted the six months of harsh chemotherapy, three surgeries and one month of radiation. I’m grateful to be alive.

Not fear of dying

Soft yearning to stay alive

For the family

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Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 107, “Haunt & Spell”, #SynonymsOnly

Colleen gives us another treat this week with the fabulous poems. The poet of the week Merril Smith has a powerful poem and message to share!

Colleen Chesebro ~ The Faery Whisperer

JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines.

PLEASE NOTE: Don’t forget to count your syllables. Use this site: howmanysyllables.com. Click on the workshop tab. Then, copy and paste your poem into the box, and click “count syllables” at the bottom.

Each week, I like to highlight a poet who I call the Poet of the Week, who has shared an exceptional message, or shown an impassioned creativity through words or form. Poetry is all about perception, so don’t be shocked if you don’t feel the same way about a poem that I do. ❤

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You’ve all made it so difficult for me to choose a special poem again this week. I’ve starred some poems that grabbed my…

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Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 106, “Ghost & Hollow”, #SynonymsOnly

You’re in for a treat from the marvelous poets this week. Please head over to Colleen’s Poetry Challenge Recap!

Colleen Chesebro ~ The Faery Whisperer

JOIN US EVERY TUESDAY

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines.

PLEASE NOTE: Don’t forget to count your syllables. Use this site: howmanysyllables.com. Click on the workshop tab. Then, copy and paste your poem into the box, and click “count syllables” at the bottom.

For some, this challenge is a way to learn more about writing in English, even though it’s the American version. English is a second language to many of our participants.

I also understand that accent and inflection play a key roll in the way you say certain words and this will change the syllable count. Here is my compromise: Please try to get as close to the syllable count as possible when writing these syllabic forms…

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Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge

The prompt words for Colleen’s Weekly Tuesday Tanka Poetry Challenge are Ghost and Hollow. Synonyms Only.

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Mr. Taniguchi hooked one end of the rope to his waist belt, attached the other to the entrance post of Aokigahara Forest located along the foot of Mount Fuji. He released the rolling rope as he proceeded, passing the sign of “No Entry.”

He saw many strings but found them ended in bushes. Hours into the patrol, he discovered a pair of weathered shoes. Brushing the leaves aside, a skeleton was revealed.

He took photos, got out several signs and nailed them on the trees. They read, “Don’t Commit Suicide. Your Life Is Precious.” He traced his way back.

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Colleen’s Weekly Tanks Tuesday Poetry Challenge “Ghost” & “Hollow” – #SynonymsOnly

Colleen’s Poetry Challenge – Fall & Try

The prompt for Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge is Fall & Try, #SynonymsOnly.

The fall season is a delightful time to be in Portland, Oregon. The leaves are changing colors. Some trees are changing gradually. some changed completely. I’m glad my camera is always with me to capture these moments.

 

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Summer wants to stay

Its admirable effort

Gives way to autumn

Performs the gorgeous show of

Yellow, ruby, brown, and gold

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