poetry, Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

A Poem about a Poem

Hint & Bold

Today and yesterday too! One of those days with little inspiration to write, but determined as I was; I wrote a Tanka poem about Tanka Poetry. The synonyms are in caps for the words “Hint & Bold.”

Tanka poetry
Syllabic number to count!
Receive your first CLUE —
Refined, VIVID as can be
Desired Tanka poetry!

poetry, Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

Start your New Year with a Tanka Poem

 

Bliss

 


My post here is an acceptance of Colleen Chesebro Challenge Tanka Poetry; her challenge is to use the synonyms for the words .”Begin and
fresh”

Opening my eyes
A question appears; new birth?
Am I still dreaming
Lively, bright Vivid such cheer
I forgot its a New Year!

 

 

poetry, Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

Poetry with Wings

A BUTTERFLY

 

cute

My post here is an acceptance of Colleen Chesebro Challenge Tanka Poetry; her challenge is to use the synonyms for the words “sad and Write” my choice of synonyms will be underlined. — This writing; is called SHAPE POETRY, a Butterfly Cinquain.

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Musing!
Craving to pen
scribble or compose, yet
troubled, melancholy am I
but why?
Sun steep in the sky — rays falling
God high up — grace dipping;
there I did it!
The end.

poetry, Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

Denying God does not destroy Him

My post here is an acceptance of Colleen Chesebro Challenge Tanka Poetry; her challenge is to use the synonyms for the words “Love and Time” Numerous synonyms will be underlined.   To join the fun click here:

 

 

Without devotion
a season beyond passion,
do not destroy God.
To deny Him we destroy
us — eternity without!

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poetry, Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

Knowing the end of the story

In keeping with the theme of my blog, this challenge does have a religious touch.

My post here is an acceptance of Colleen Chesebro Challenge Tanka Poetry; her challenge is to use the synonyms for the words “Happy and Morose” however as she suggested I took this week challenge a little further by mixing Tanka poetry in between a Haiku or hybrid of Haiku/Senryu. If you know whether it be Haiku or Senryu please comment below; explain why.  Honestly I am not sure.

Numerous synonyms will be underlined.

Illusion the snare
crooning of silly ditties
awash with merry!
Secretly indwells a low
clinging to a chimera.

How cold our world is.
No room at the inn; without
Him— Peace can’t enter.

Truth error can’t mix
the devil will have his day!
Knowing story end
delighted the blessed will be
melancholy will be free!

poetry, Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

Cooperation NOT Presumption

My post here is an acceptance of Colleen Chesebro Challenge Tanka Poetry; her challenge is to use the synonyms for the words “Give and Receive” my choice was “Gift and Accept”

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Accept your gift — Grace!
The branch pleading the vine for
begetting sound fruit
obtain favor of heaven
cooperation needed

Word Prompts

Synonym not Cinnamon

 

A long time ago when I was a young mother raising my children, we watched Romper Room, which is my inspiration today with this challenge of using synonyms instead of the actual word.
The five words are as follows: shoe, sweep, wash, sky and duck. Looking at their synonyms was educational and surprising here are the ones I chose to use: LOAFER for shoe, READY for sweep, RUSH for wash, EMPYREAN for sky, and finally SIDESTEP for duck. I know I was surprised myself, but you can quickly verify my correctness by checking the Thesaurus.
Getting back to the inspiration of  Romper Room and it’s Doo Bee song I wrought this little jingle with the words of the challenge and my watercolor painting.       BBC

Don’t Bee a LOAFER
Do Bee READY
Don’t Bee in a RUSH
Do Bee EMPYREAN
Don’t try to SIDESTEP truth