Word Craft Poetry “Dreams”

A few days ago, Colleen Chesebro announced the winners of the Word Craft Poetry Syllabic Poetry Contest held to honor the Summer Solstice. The theme was dreams, and poets were instructed to use the syllabic form “tanka prose.” This form combines short prose with a 5-line tanka poem (with a syllable count of 5/7/5/7/7).

I was delighted and honored that my poem “Am I Dreaming?” came out on top. I’m grateful to the judges for their selection and to Colleen for continually encouraging all of us to learn and write poetry. She’s a whirlwind of energy and creativity.


Please take a moment to pop over to Word Craft Poetry to read the other top poems, written by Ken Gierke, Merril D. Smith, and Jude Itakali. Not only is their poetry beautiful, but it shows off the depth and versatility of the form and the enormous talent in our writing community.

And if you feel inspired, join in Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday challenges. They’re great fun. Happy Writing!

168 thoughts on “Word Craft Poetry “Dreams”

  1. A fabulous poem Diana. Well done. 😀

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  2. LaShelle says:

    Oh wow. This is breathtaking. I can feel the sense of loss so deeply here. Thanks for sharing, stunning work.

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  3. Daily Poetry says:

    Beautiful poem, a widow’s sorrow. It sure deserved to win.

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  4. Daily Poetry says:

    Beautifully written. It deserved to win.

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  5. Beautiful! Congrats!

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  6. markbierman says:

    Congratulations, Diana! Well done!

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  7. Mike U. says:

    Goodness, Diana, this is gorgeous poetry… 🙂


  8. Damyanti Biswas says:

    Beautiful poem, Diana and Congratulations! Well deserved 😀


  9. Linda Raha says:

    Congratulations!!! It is such a lovely poem! 🙂

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  10. Gibberish says:

    Beautifully penned Diana 💗💗

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  11. undiarly says:

    very good poem!!!

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  12. Butterfly says:

    Congratulations 🎊 😄✨️

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  13. Vashti Q says:

    Wow! Diana, your tanka prose is gorgeous! It’s clear why you’re the winner. The imagery and tingling feeling I got reading this was magical. Bravo!👏👏👏♥️

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  14. I don’t know what the other entries were like, but I absolutely love this poem, Diana! Congratulations! 🙂

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  15. Congratulations, Diana. It’s beautiful. Hugs on the wing.

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  16. Jennie says:

    Beautifully written and a well deserved win.

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  17. Teri Polen says:

    Congrats, Diana! This is beautiful and well-deserved.

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  19. Baydreamer says:

    Absolutely stunning, Diana, and you are most deserving of the win. Congratulations! 💕

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    • Thanks so much for the lovely comment, Lauren. I love writing poetry and wish I had more time for it. Colleen’s prompts and challenges are inspiring. I’m glad you enjoyed the poem. Happy Writing! Hugs.


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