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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! ❤

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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 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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Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge – Order in Chaos

The prompt for Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge is Plan & Finish, #SynonymsOnly. I use Order for Plan and Match for Finish.

Enjoy this piece of fabulous art!

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Chaos Comes Order by Pixel Chemist at Fine Art America

Below the introduction is a quote from the psychiatrists Carl Jung.

Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology.  Among the central concepts of analytical psychology is individuation – the lifelong psychological process of differentiation of the self out of the individual’s conscious and unconscious elements. Jung considered it to be the main task of human development. He created some of the best-known psychological concepts, including Read more

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 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge – Sad & Write

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge this week, the prompt words are sad & write, # SynonymsOnly. 

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The melancholy

blood dripping of a torn heart

Carved in memory

gift of the angelic child

terra firma she departs

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When I first listened to this music, I felt hearing someone crying. Studying the background confirmed that the sounds were the composer’s cry.

The Concierto de Aranjuez composed by Joaquin Rodrigo was inspired by the gardens at Palacio Real de Aranjuez. The composer attempts to transport the listeners to another place and time through the sounds of nature.

Rodrigo and his wife Victoria stayed silent about the real inspiration of the music. Victoria eventually revealed it was a response to Rodrigo’s devastation and grief at the miscarriage of their first child. The music was composed in 1939 in Paris.

Life is likea cup of tea

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge – Sad & Write

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