• Click to Visit the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Book Store

  • Click for your FREE Poetry Form Cheatsheet

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 147, #Poet’sChoice

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Poets choose your own words.

It’s my favorite month of the year! HAPPY OCTOBER!

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.

I don't get it

THE RULES

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. The RECAP is published on Monday and 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 my Facebook Author Page.

Click HERE to follow me 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.
Bookmark the permalink.

50 Comments

  1. Pingback: Gray Day | thoughts and entanglements

  2. Pingback: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Weekly Round Up – First Class Jazz, Guests, Food,Books with a dash of Humour thrown in.. | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

  3. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for doing this challenge. 🙂 https://iwriteher.com/2019/10/04/the-beginning-chill/

  4. Pingback: Poetry Friday ~ Drink & Me | The Writer Next Door

  5. Happy Friday, Colleen! I hope all is well. This is my contribution this week. https://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com/2019/10/04/poetry-friday-drink-me/ 😀 xo

  6. Pingback: Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge – Poet’s Choice #Double Etheree – The Spell by Sally Cronin | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

  7. Pingback: Tanka for changing light – Jane Dougherty Writes

  8. Hi Colleen it doesn’t look like my pingback word so here is my link for this week 💜 Happy October 💜

  9. Pingback: Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge . Less and Fuss. | willowdot21

  10. Pingback: Frankenstein et al. | DJ Ranch

  11. Pingback: Spring In The Heart: A Tanka | Padre's Ramblings

  12. Pingback: haiku | Does writing excuse watching?

  13. Hi There- hoping my link and comment went through!

  14. Hi Colleen- Just in case the link on my post failed. A Shadorma for the 1st of October: https://charmedchaos.com/2019/10/01/shadorma-the-red-bridge/

  15. I Colleen, with the idea that it is never too early to start preparing for Halloween, here is my poem for the week: https://trentsworldblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/01/special-brew-haibun-tanka/

  16. Pingback: Special Brew #haibun #tanka | Trent's World (the Blog)

  17. Great Colleen and will see what I can do…♥

  18. Pingback: Re-live – Reena Saxena

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.