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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 122


Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry?

Valentine’s Day isn’t far off. This is your opportunity to write all that love poetry you’ve been saving. Go ahead… May the muse be with you. <3

It’s the first challenge of the month which means poets get to choose their own words.

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 Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Haibun, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, and Cinquain poetry forms. Freestyle rhyming poetry is not part of this challenge. Thank you. <3

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:






CINQUAIN & the variations on Cinquain-Wikipedia 




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.

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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 Recap I publish on Monday. 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.

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 me on the title names, so use the Key below to know what to fill in the blanks) This form generates an email to me.

Don’t forget to hit SUBMIT.

Message Sent (go back)

Please note: I will not retrieve your poetry from the pingbacks any longer – only from the submission form. If you want to be considered for the Poet of the Week or published on the Recap please use the Submission Form. <3

If you can’t get the submission form to work for you, email me at colleenchesebro3@gmail.com. Please list your name, Title & Type of poem, the web address of your poem, and your poem. <3

Don't forget

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, #Senryu, #Haiga, #Tanka, #micropoetry, #poetry, #5lines, #Haibun, #Prose, #CinquainPoetry, #Etheree, #Nonet, #Shadorma

Visit Robbie Cheadle’s POETRY SHARING GROUP on Facebook JOIN TODAY!

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:

Have fun and write some poetry!

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, 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 Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  3. Hi Colleen–the Magnetic Poetry Oracle gave me a Shadorma and Tanka Combo. I was inspired by Ken to combine forms. 🙂

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  5. Oops, not sure if the submit worked, I tried twice…here is my link https://helenevaillant.com/2019/02/08/rest/

    a haiga…it has a picture (of course…lol)

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  8. Hi Colleen! Happy Friday! Here’s my contribution this week.
    I submitted my post as well. Have a great weekend! <3 xo

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  10. So fun, Colleen. I can’t tell if the submit worked. You might have gotten 3 copies of mine. Ha ha. Sorry.

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  12. Hi Colleen, I used the form to submit, hope it works this time. <3

  13. Wow, Colleen, Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Let me think about that for a dew more days. Here’s my entry for the week.


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  16. It worked! Let’s hope this is a trend…(K)

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  20. Hi Colleen,
    Hello everyone, a fabulous week to all. Happy Wednesday!

    Pat R

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  26. https://violetslentz.home.blog/2019/02/06/northern-lights/

    Thrilled to be here once again this week Collen. Thank you for the venue.

  27. Hey sis!
    I’m BACK!!

    With a haiga no less!
    Verse has been pinged to you via the form, but there is an image in the post… painted simply by me upon which the verse is written!

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  33. Hi Colleen, my first Haiga is on! Love to put it together. Have a great day!

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  37. I’m unsure. Do I choose two words from the wordle and then use synonyms of them? So excited to get started!

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