Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge…

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 326, 6/27/23

This week the words to choose synonyms for are ; 

Close & Open 

to you
I feel your
breath on my neck
I am undone, lost
my world is now crowded
the tightness around my heart
squeezing the air from my body
why did I let you go, shut the door?
think how we used to be when love held us…


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#Colleen’s Magical #Poetry Challenge…

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 321, 5/23/23

 Let’s get magical! 

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Today, Colleen Chesebro’s challenge is an acrostic poem, and we know how much Anita loves acrostic poetry!


Colleen’s Challenge ~ #Poetry

Picture credit: Britta Benson. This photograph was taken inside St. Cecilia’s Church (built in 1739), Heusenstamm, Germany. 

lived as one
haunted, they cry
for a better life
hiding in dark spaces
they dream of how they might be
if only they had been born as one
in a world of possibilities
their crying can still be heard to this day…


Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge ~ Purple Calendar

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 283: #Tastetherainbow-“Chakra” Color Poetry

hangs on my wall
the days are crossed off
telling me you forgot
no red roses sent today
our special day lost in the mist
I ask myself; do you still love me?
too many days forgotten, make me blue


Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge ~ Music

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 280, 7/12/22, #SpecificForm: Lanturne or Lanterne

A lanterne is a cinquain form of poetry, in which the first line has one syllable and each subsequent line increases in length by one syllable, except for the final line that concludes the poem with one syllable (1-2-3-4-1). Its name derives from the lantern shape that appears when the poem is aligned to the center of the page.


Soft whisper
Words, drum, strings, flute

Image by Ylanite Koppens from Pixabay

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge

Image by Chris Martin from Pixabay

my mind’s eye
I see green clouds
I lie on blue grass
with purple candy floss
the day spins into wonder
memories float out into space
caught inside multi coloured bubbles
I found my happy place, inside my mind’s eye…


#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 279: #Tastetherainbow-Color/Weather Poetry

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge…

Last month, Colleen asked Sally Cronin to select a syllabic form for us to learn more about. Her choice was the butterfly cinquain.

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Anita’s first butterfly cinquain!

Taste the Rainbow ~ #TankaTuesdayWeeklyPoetry…

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Taste the Rainbow

here in
my glass globe
shake the changes
rainbow lights flashing
we dance under moonlight
taste the color of magic
we will stay in here hand in hand
safe inside, old age will pass us by
as we slide around the circle of light


#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 268: 4/5/22 #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge…


This month’s theme is:


clock struck
midnight twice
storm winds blew hard
the old house rattled
thunder had us hiding
lightning lit the tree flame red
hours later, rain took the flames back
slowly creeping from under the table
silence returned, filling the house with peace…