Colleen’s Weekly 2020 Poetry Challenge 4/1/2020 A Didactic Cinquain and a Story.


Kitten Gray, white Playful, batting, curious Pawing at everything it encounters Tiny The tiny kitten inspected the flower in its crack on the sidewalk. It smelled—different. Not like the scents he was used to growing up on the streets. He pawed at the stem. It sprang back and forth. His whiskers twitched. This was odd. […]

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka 2020 Poetry Challenge Theme Week Traci Kenworth


Below are three haiku and a story inspired by the theme, “The Night Sky,” by Sally Cronin. The syllables are in the form of 5/7/5, 3/5/3, and 2/3/2. Three Haiku and a story Traci Kenworth colored in eggshellsthe dust of the ancientshangs bright in the air bright dots blinkstars and planets glimpsemystery wondercherubiclegend Space Traci […]

Colleen's Weekly Tanka 2020 Poetry Challenge No. 168 Traci Kenworth


Colleen’s Weekly Tanka 2020 Poetry Challenge Synonyms of Comfort & Torn Traci Kenworth Three Senryu’s on human nature along with a story. Tom spent his days out in the barn. His night by the campfire. He couldn’t quite forget the way things had been when Judith had been alive. He missed her. He found himself […]

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge 2020 3/5/2020: Three Senryus Traci Kenworth


Hope I did these right. This is about human nature and therefore, senryus in the 5/7/5, 3/5/3, and 2/3/2. wisdom in white haira day won in her honorleaves bear tribute to senses wakesplashes of flowersleaves tribute flyingeyes squeezed closedgala

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge 2/28/2020


The theme for this challenge is “The Circle of Life.” What better description of such than the family hub and all the activities they go through each day from alarm clock to the sun going down. I did mine as a Haiku with a change in general featuring the first verses as 5/7/5, 3/5/3 and […]

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge No. 166 Finding Clarity, Senryu 5/7/5 Traci Kenworth


Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge No. 136 As pointed out to me, Senryu not a Haiku, Finding Clarity 5/7/5 Traci Kenworth Bring us together there is so much clarity focus on the world