Poet of the Week for Colleen’s Poetry Challenge “Treasure & Bewitch”

Thank you, Colleen, for choosing me to be the poet of the week. Please head over to read other poets’ creative poems. ❤

Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

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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.

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 you don’t feel the same way about a poem that I do. ❤

POET OF THE WEEK

This week, I’ve chosen as the Poet of the week, Miriam Hurdle, from her blog, theshowerofblessings.wordpress.com.

I was drawn to this Cinquain because of the simplicity of the words describing a rose. What really surprised me was her choice of the word, “chroma,” which means purity or intensity of color.

That one word makes this…

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Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge – Bewitch & Treasure

For Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge, #Synonyms Only, I use Charming for Bewitch and Mystery for Treasure.

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Roses

Charming Chroma

Delicate soft petals

Unfolding inner mystery

blossom

~

Life is likea cup of tea

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge NO. 92, “Bewitch & Treasure,” #SynonymsOnly

Collen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge: Give and Receive

For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge this week, I use the Flow for Give and Accept for Receive.

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Hearts soft and gentle

Accept loss or gain from high

Freely let it flow

Nothing on earth we can hold

Live peacefully as mortal

~

Life is likea cup of tea

Collen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge: Give & Receive

Collen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge: Praise & Excite

This week at Collen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 88, the prompt is PRAISE & EXCITE – SynonymsOnly

In this Reverse Cinquain, I use Approval and Joy for Praise and Excite.

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Sheer joy

Overcoming obstacles of

Rely on approvals

Evidence is

Within

~     ~     ~

Life is likea cup of tea

 

Collen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 88, PRAISE & EXCITE – #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

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Physique charming

Words flattering, smile so sweet

Like bees to honey

Appearance masks his deceit

His winning is others grief

~

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

~

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

Colleen’s 2018 Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Dance & Command

Colleen’s 2018 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 79, Dance & Command #SynonymsOnly

As soon as I saw the words for Colleen’s Poetry Challenge this week, the image of Waltz showed up in an instance. My sister was a Ballroom Dance instructor before she retired. She regularly posts her own dance or other dance demonstration videos on her social media. When she and her dance friends have birthdays, with no exception, they have dance parties.

In this Didactic Cinquain, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinquain I use Waltz for Dance and Tugs for Command.

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Waltz

Elegant, graceful

Gliding, twirling, floating

Gentle tugs synchronize steps

Music

♪♫♥♫♪

Life is likea cup of tea

Colleen’s 2018 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge, No. 79 Dance & Command #SynonymsOnly