Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 130 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

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

April is the best month of the year!

It’s the first of the month! Happy April! Choose your 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 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:

HAIKU IN ENGLISH 

SENRYU IN ENGLISH

HAIGA

TANKA IN ENGLISH 

HAIBUN IN ENGLISH 

CINQUAIN & the variations on Cinquain-Wikipedia 

ETHEREE

NONET

SHADORMA

Here are some great sites that will help you write your poetry and count syllables

synonyms.com 

This site even has a link so you can install the extension on Google Chrome.

thesaurus.com

For Synonyms and Antonyms. When your word has too many syllables, find one that works.

howmanysyllables.com

Find out how many syllables each word has. I use this site to compose my poems. Click on the “Workshop” tab, then cut and paste your poetry into the box. Click the Count Syllables button on the button. This site does the hard work for you.

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THE RULES

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 cut and paste the poems from the submission form emails into the Recap published on Monday.

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 click SUBMIT.

By participating in this challenge, you agree to allow me to publish your poem in a 2019 PDF collection of poetry if you are selected as the Poet of the Week. This collection will be available in January 2020 as a free download from my site.

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

However, 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. I have also been sharing some of your poetry on MeWe.com.

Click here to follow me on MeWe.

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

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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59 Comments

  1. Hi Colleen. Do you still do tanka Tuesday? I cannot find your latest post?

    Thanks 🙏

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  5. Hi Colleen! Thanks for the prompt. I’ve just uploaded my entry this week. Sorry I haven’t taken part lately, but life, work, my writing etc. seemed to get in the way:( I’m taking part in #NaPoWriMo with poems and photographs, so my tanka includes accompaying photos. Hope you like it 🙂

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  7. Happy Friday! Have a lovely Friday and a great weekend, Colleen! <3 xo
    https://wp.me/p3eYyj-21o

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  9. Colleen…the internet is being crabby this morning…will try to submit later. (K)

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  11. https://violetslentz.home.blog/2019/04/04/opposites-attract/
    Hi Colleen. Had fun with the freedom this week. Looking forward to reading all the entries.Thanks for hosting.

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    • Miriam, I tried three times to comment on your blog, and it just kept jumping to a page that had no button to push to post the comment. I was taken by your desire to attract the bees and butterflies. Not being a gardener myself this was a whole new idea to me. One I really liked.. just wanted to let you know.

      • Sorry about that, Violet. I have problem with Google Chrome lately. I finally use Firefox and it’s better.
        Thank you for your comment. I have been doing gardening for 30 years. The last 5 years I have been doing bird watching. 🙂

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  21. Hello Everyone,
    Spring is here!! A good week to all. Here is my link for this week. I’m practicing my haibun😊
    Pat

    https://thoughtsandentanglements.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/spring-sighting-tanka-haibun/

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  23. Here’s another bit of cleaving, and here’s to hoping at least some fragment of it entertains: https://ramblingsofadrabblingmind.wordpress.com/2019/04/02/floorboards/

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  25. I got one in on a Tuesday! Miracle! Hahaha.

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  34. Good Morning Colleen, I wrote my poem over the weekend so I could be the first this week 🙂 Hope nobody has submitted yet! Have a great day!
    https://teandpaper.ca/2019/04/02/blue-haiga/

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