#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 251, #SynonymsOnly or #TasteTheRainbow

Here’s something I haven’t done in a very long while. I am participating in Colleen Chesebro’s weekly syllabic poetry challenge. This week she would have us either write a butterfly cinquain using color or take the synonyms only challenge for the words ‘crinkle’ and ‘peddle’.

I have attempted to double down on the challenge. The color I chose is a dreary gray, and I used the synonyms advance and proclaim for peddle and corrugated for crinkle.

Dawn seeps

Advanced by rain

 Night washed wind combed comes day

Fish-monging gulls raucous proclaim 


Fogged harbor corrugated gray

Spectral sails torn adrift 

Raindrop prisms

Keep light.

22 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 251, #SynonymsOnly or #TasteTheRainbow

  1. I love your imagery, D. “Night washed wind” has great alliteration, and “Fogged harbor corrugated gray” is such a grand description. I could feel the fog close in on me when I read your poem. It’s lovely to see you here. I’ve got fun things planned for next year’s challenge. ❀

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