Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 111, “Celebrate & Number” #SynonymsOnly

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 in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines.

PLEASE NOTE: Don’t forget to count your syllables. Use this site: 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. ❤

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.

This week, I’ve chosen Sally Cronin, from her blog, Smorgasbord Blog Magazine, and her poem, Celebrate & Number Etheree, as the Poet of the Week.

I loved the message of this Etheree and how nicely the words flowed – fitting together as perfectly as the message suggests. Everyone has embraced the Etheree form and I’ll be adding some additional forms in January. As Sally’s blog suggests: Variety is the Spice of Life. ❤

© 2018 Sally Cronin

Choosing a favorite poem was extremely hard… again! There was a fabulous collection of Thanksgiving poetry which ranged from joyful celebrations to difficult family get-togethers… All part of the season. Each poem is worth a read! Remember, everyone reads poetry differently, so always be respectful of the poet’s perspective. ❤ I’ve mentioned a few here:

Thanksgiving | So It Goes 1984

Gatherings – Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings

Haiku: Supper | The Dark Netizen

Wednesday Words Poetry Challenge: Celebrate and Number (Synonyms Only) – My Corner 

Happy Thanksgiving – Rejoice | WILLOW POETRY

Colleen’s Poetry Challenge – Celebrate & Number | The Showers of Blessings

Congratulations to ALL of you for your hard work!



Thanksgiving | So It Goes 1984

Tanka Tuesday: Celebrate & Number – Jane Dougherty Writes 

Haiku: Supper | The Dark Netizen

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge #Etheree | anita dawes and jaye marie 

Time and Photos #tanka #haibun #haiku | Trent’s World (the Blog)

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Number & Celebrate | Annette Rochelle Aben

An Aging Ritual~ #etheree #PoetryChallenge | Night Owl Poetry – Dorinda Duclos


Rite of Passage… | Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

Wednesday Words Poetry Challenge: Celebrate and Number (Synonyms Only) – My Corner 

Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro – Tuesday #Poetry Challenge

No 111 -‘Celebrate and Number’ #Etheree | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

When The Saints – Let Me Tell You the Story of… 

Happy Thanksgiving – Rejoice | WILLOW POETRY

Gatherings – Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings

Tanka Tuesday – mourning | Twenty Four 

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 111, “Celebrate & Number,” #SynonymsOnly | willowdot21

#Synonymsonly Colleen’s 111th Challenge- Celebrate and Number – Wendy Anne Darling – YA Fantasy Author

Colleen’s Poetry Challenge – Celebrate & Number | The Showers of Blessings 

Destiny | Stuff and what if… 

Keeping the Peace | like mercury colliding…

Halcyon | Charmed Chaos

Mercury Retrograde | D. G. Kaye, Writer

Be Woke |

It’s cold and windy HERE! Stay warm and get ready to write some poetry for Tanka Tuesday Tomorrow!

Written by Colleen Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro loves writing speculative fiction and the sub-genres of fantasy and magical realism, other types of cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood – or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Fairy Whisperer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen lives in Colorado with her husband. When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. You can learn more about Colleen at


  1. You have enough hats, scarfs and mittens for everybody, Colleen. Thank you for the mention! ❤ ❤
    Congratulations to Sally for your Etheree!! I like your message of putting aside the differences and break bread together and count the blessings! ❤ ❤

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