#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 274, 5/17/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

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This challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. David, from the Skeptic’s Kaddish, provided the photo for this month’s challenge.

Reach (a mirror nonet)

keep going until you feel complete
infinite possibilities
dreams turn to reality
endless places to go
imagine yourself
see beyond now
open eyes
future
reach
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reach
future
open eyes
see beyond now
imagine yourself
endless places to go
dreams turn to reality
infinite possibilities
keep going until you feel complete
©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Keep Reaching (a tanka poem)

When you feel limits being reach
there are endless possibilities beyond
Remember to keep going for there is no stop
©2022 CBialczak Poetry

#TANKATUESDAY WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE: #POET’S CHOICE

https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2021/09/07/tankatuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-poets-choice-2/

This week I will try Rhyming Wave https://poetscollective.org/poetryforms/rhyming-wave/

This form was made by Katharine L. Sparrow and I really love it! I just found it out of the blue!

Without You

a rainy day is nothing new
nothing, nothing, nothing new
just like a rainbow pouring through
just like a ray of hope

I cling to you like knotted rope
knotted, knotted, knotted rope
I think and love and try to cope
I think and know love’s true

I’m blue the days I’m without you
without, without, without you
A day of darkness seems so blue
A day of agony

we fit together perfectly
perfect, perfect, perfectly
Without you I can’t bear to be
without you I am lost

A rainy day is nothing new
without you I am lost.

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 206 #SYNONYMSONLY

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WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This week, Kerfe Roig selected the words: “mingle and drift“ PLEASE support the other poets by visiting blogs and leaving comments. Peer reviews help poets perfect their writing craft. Remember… sharing is caring. For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in the forms defined on the Poetry Challenge Cheat sheet below: View Cheatsheet

Carefree

Walking through the day  

Without a care in the world  

Drifting like a moth  

Dancing before mingling flames  

With no need to stay or go 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 204, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!
https://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2020/11/24/2020-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-204-themeprompt/

This month’s theme is a haiku written by Sue Vincent:

clouds cover the moon,
beyond dawn’s pale horizon
sun rises unseen
.

©2020 Sue Vincent

Please use the above haiku to inspire your own syllabic poetry. There’s a lot to unpack in these words. What will your interpretation be? Go where the words take you.

Ode to Sue’s Haiku

A blanketed veil of moisture obscures the Orb of Night
At a distance morn’s bleached hues detectable at a distant perspective
Scorching star lifts up sans cognizance
A regenerated diurnal course ensues.

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 186 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

Anita Dawes picked the two words for you to choose your synonyms from. Opposites are so fun to work with. I can’t wait to see what you come up with! https://colleenchesebro.com/2020/07/14/colleens-2020-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-186-synonymsonly/

Here are your two words:

“BLESSED & HEX”

The Real You – An Etheree

Hexed 
 
Not you  
 
Imagine  
 
That you are blessed  
 
Because you are true  
 
To your feelings and more  
 
You have not chosen evil  
 
You have chosen to be honest  
 
People will flock toward your beauty  
 
Being around you always feels complete.

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 169 #PhotoPrompt

https://colleenchesebro.com/2020/03/17/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-169-photoprompt/

Image Credit: ©2020 Padre

Padre, from Padre’s Ramblings, provided the photo for this month’s challenge. What does this photo say to you? Write some syllabic poetry and tell me what you think. Make sure to give Padre credit for the use of his photo.

May our prayers go to the world
to stay safe and well
like a good bottle of wine,
left at home to save for a better day.

©2020 CBialczak