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“The Wild Hunt,” A Nonet Poem

Writing poetry is so much fun with Colleen’s Poetry Challenge. Come on to learn a new poem form. You’ll also have a surprised new poem form coming soon!

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This week, I’m adding another poetry format to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge that is similar to the Etheree, except there are nine lines instead of ten. Everyone loves the Etheree, and I just couldn’t wait till the beginning of the new year to add a similar form. ❤ Many thanks to Jane Dougherty for the suggestion.

You can find the instructions on how to write the Nonet poem under the menu item: Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Challenge Guidelines.(P.S. I need to update this page)

For this week’s challenge, I used the word algid for cold, and purest for safe.

How to write a Nonet Poem:

A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc… until line nine finishes with one syllable. It can be on any subject. 

line 1 – 9 syllables
line 2 – 8…

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Colleen’s Poetry Challenge – Cold & Safe

The prompt words for Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge are Cold and Safe, #SynonymsOnly 

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The

Seasons

In nature

Paint the wordless

Story pictures of

Modern and ancient time

Chilling and moaning moments

Sunny and cherry occasions

They caress our hearts and whispering

Sunset at night brings sunrise in morning

Colleen’s Poetry Challenge – Celebrate & Number

The prompt for Colleen’s Poetry Challenge this week is Celebrate and Number

We had a double celebration on Thanksgiving Day. My sister-in-law’s birthday is on November 21, mine is November 22. Every so many years, my birthday falls on Thanksgiving Day. Kriss and I had a joint birthday party on that day with thirty-two members with several members who couldn’t join us. What a blast!

We

Gather

Together

Once, twice a year

For family folks

Live in further distance

Keeping in touch with latest

Cheering youngest and soon coming

Strong bonding warms the hearts and builds strength

Assures support in a lonely world


Colleen's Poetry Challenge - Celebrate & Number

Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 110, “Pleasant & Read”, #SynonymsOnly

An enthusiastic participation for this week’s poetry challenge. Please enjoy Colleen’s hard work in this recap.

I missed entering the challenge, so I post my poem here.

 

Her absorbing mind

Watching, mimicking images

Parents’ pride and joy

 


The Faery Whisperer

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 in the menu item calledColleen’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 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.

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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! ❤

howling at the moon

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.

gratitude

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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