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.
PLEASE NOTE: Don’t forget to count your syllables. Use this site: howmanysyllables.com. Click on the workshop tab. Then, copy and paste your poem into the box, and click “count syllables” at the bottom.
For some, this challenge is a way to learn more about writing in English, even though it’s the American version. English is a second language to many of our participants.
I also understand that accent and inflection play a key roll in the way you say certain words and this will change the syllable count. Here is my compromise: Please try to get as close to the syllable count as possible when writing these syllabic forms of poetry.
This challenge is not for free-verse poetry. <3
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. ❤
Child in water current
Canoe capsized at rapids
Fido with a foot in his mouth
Child bobs up head first, wailing ensue
Coast Guards warmly envelop dog and child
© 2018 Hélène Vaillant
Silver-faced Summer Ends
HERE’S WHO JOINED US LAST WEEK FOR OUR XX POETRY CHALLENGE USING SYNONYMS FOR THE WORDS: “Fall & Try”
We had such a great response to the challenge this week. Thanks for participating. Happy Poetry Writing! <3