Category Archives: Tanka

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge – Vigor & Energy

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge this week, the prompt is Vigor and Energy, Synonyms Only.

I was invited to do a PowerPoint presentation on Thursday, September 22, 2018, to a group of writers and authors. Some members of this group have published many books without many sales. The coordinator of this group asked me to demonstrate how to create a blog as part of networking and promotion of their books.

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In addition to the process of creating a blog, I included some websites from WordPress and some blogs provide blogging tips and support, networking, and promotion. These blogs have been a personal help to me. I was able to answer their questions regarding the following blogs.

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Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge – 100th Challenge

Congratulations to Colleen’s 100th Challenge celebration! As a special treat, she gave everyone to pick their own words this week.

This Tanka is about my baby hummingbird which was born in my backyard in June 2018. I took photos of five days before he started flying. Here are the first post and the second post about the baby hummingbird.

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Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge – Change & Defy

This week Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 99, the prompt words are “Change & Defy,” #SynonymsOnly

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The cold in winter

calls the Mother Earth to shift,

holds energy, to

bring forth life and beauty

in the wake of sunny spring.

Life is likea cup of tea

 

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, “Change & Defy” #SynonymsOnly

 

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge: ENCHANT & SHAPE

The prompt words for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 81 are ENCHANT & SHAPE, Synonyms Only. In this Tanka, I use Charming for Enchant and Physique for Shape.

Life is likea cup of tea

Physique charming

Words flattering, smile so sweet

Like bees to honey

Appearance masks his deceit

His winning is others grief

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 81, ENCHANT & SHAPE, #SynonymsOnly

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge: GATHER & SOFT

The prompt words for Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge are GATHER & SOFT, Synonyms Only.  I use Memories for Gather and Gentle for Soft in the Tanka this week.

Life is likea cup of tea

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Puzzle at the scene

Searching for her memories

Flashes of bits and pieces

Calms her with his gentle touch

Smile cases away her fear

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 80, GATHER & SOFT, #SynonymsOnly

Colleen’s 2018 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 78, Grow & Honor

Colleen’s 2018 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 78, Grow & Honor, #Synonymsonly

Thank you, Colleen, for the challenge. In this Tanka, I use wrinkles for grow and happy for honor.

Life is likea cup of tea

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Wrinkles over faces

Tracing the weather and places

Zigzag through the soul

Remembering friends and foe

Stories of sad and happy

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COLLEEN’S 2018 #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 78, GROW & HONOR, #SNYNONYMSONLY

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