Happy New Year & WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!
There are some NEW poetry submission rules… so, please read the entire post.
Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry?
It’s the first of the month! That means the poets get to choose their own words!
HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! Except for the first challenge of the month ~ then, the poets get to choose their own words. <3
PLEASE support the other poets by visiting their blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too.
This challenge is for Tanka, Haiku, Senryu, Haibun, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, and Cinquain poetry forms. Freestyle rhyming poetry is not part of this challenge. Thank you. <3
Please note: We are all students of poetry. I have given you the instructions on how to write the different forms. Try your best to be as exact as you can. There are no tests, and I don’t grade your work. LOL!
I sponsor this challenge to help poets learn how to write various forms of syllabic poetry. Remember, if you are sending your poetry for publication to literary journals, contests, or self-publishing, you should know the correct forms and use them.~Colleen~
For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in one of the forms defined below. Click on the links to learn about each form:
Here are some great sites that will help you write your poetry and count syllables
This site even has a link so you install the extension on Google Chrome.
For Synonyms and Antonyms. When your word has too many syllables, find one that works.
Find out how many syllables each word has. I use this site for all my Haiku and Tanka poems. Click on the “Workshop” tab to create your Haiku or Tanka.
I will publish the Tuesday prompt post at 12: 03 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Denver Time). That should give everyone time to see the prompt from around the world. The RECAP is published on Monday and will contain the challenge participant’s poems.
You have one week to complete the Challenge with a deadline of Sunday, at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) Denver time, U. S. A.
This will give me a chance to add the poems from the submission forms to the Monday Recap. I urge everyone to visit the blogs and comment on everyone’s poem.
The rules are simple
If it’s the first poetry challenge of the month, poets choose their own words. (Synonyms are not necessary). Otherwise, for the rest of the month, I will give you two words. Choose synonyms from those words for your poetry. You, the poet, now have more control over the direction of your writing. Follow the rules carefully.
Don’t use the prompt words – synonyms only. You must use the submission form on the challenge post to be part of the challenge. No ping backs, for poetry submission. Ping backs to the challenge are fine. Thank you. <3
After you’ve published your poem on your own blog, copy and paste your poem into the form below. Then, click the SUBMIT button. (WordPress limits on the titles, so use the key below to know what to fill in the blanks). This form generates an email to me.
- Name = Your Name
- Name = Title of Poem & Type of Poem ex: “Starlight,” A Haiku
- Website = Your website
- Message = Your Poem
As time allows, I will visit your blog, comment, and TWEET your POETRY.
If you add these hashtags to your post TITLE on your blog (depending on which poetry form you use) your poetry may be viewed more often:
#Haiku, #Tanka, #micropoetry, #poetry, #5lines, #Haibun, #Prose #Senryu, #CinquainPoetry, #Etheree, #Nonet, #Shadorma
Robbie Cheadle has set up a public group on Facebook called: “Poetry Sharing Group.” Please share each other’s poems to this group. I think this is a great way to share our work with other poets. Mind your manners. For every share, you must comment on another post in the group. Please click the link above to join this group. Remember, sharing is caring! Thank you. <3
You may copy the badge I have created to go with the Weekly Poetry Challenge Post and place it in your post. It’s not mandatory: