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RE-POST – Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 146 #SynonymsOnly


I apologize for all the trouble. This is a REPOST of the original challenge post from this morning. The sharing buttons are missing and I can’t get them to show up. The issue has to do with the new editor and the fact that I copied the post. Apparently that is a no-no. Is the Gutenberg editor cursed?

Let’s see if this works. Please let me know if you still do not see sharing buttons. I can’t see them in the preview.

Link your poetry to either post. I’ll check both of them. <3

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

Here are your two words for this week:


HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! 

Check the thesaurus for different meanings of these words. The word fall is a homonym.

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 can 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 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.

I don't get it


I will publish the Tuesday prompt post at 12: 03 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Phoenix, AZ).  That should give everyone time to see the prompt from around the world. I publish the RECAP on Monday and it will contain the poetry from the Poet of the Month and any Honorable Mentions.

You have one week to complete the Challenge with a deadline of Sunday, at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) Phoenix, AZ, U. S. A.

The rules are simple

Follow the schedule listed below:

Please do a LINK-BACK to this challenge by copying the https:// address of this post into your own.

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 Facebook.

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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  5. Hmmmm, don’t see the pingback, so here’s my entry for this week 🙂 https://dorindaduclos.com/2019/09/27/conquer-shadorma-poetrychallenge/

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  8. Jup, they’re back! <3

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  11. I’ve had issues with the reblog button disappearing along with others, however, the problem seems to have cleared up for me just recently. I use the new editor and find it takes time to get used to but it has many cool features.

  12. The buttons show up for me Colleen and sorry you have had issues.. hugs ♥

  13. Just in case the pingback doesn’t work, I’m sending the link… https://wp.me/p2XQu3-eqS

  14. Hi Colleen! The buttons are there. I combined prompts and wrote a haibun tanka quadrille.

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  16. Yay! I shared!

  17. This time the share buttons were there. How odd! I hope it all gets sorted, Colleen.

  18. The buttons show for me, Colleen.

  19. Buttons are there, Sis. You’re not the only one with blog issues. Others have been complaining about missing content. I’ll bet WP ran an update and now they’re playing dumb. Oh, wait, maybe not playing. 🙄

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