Colleen's 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 181 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

Here are your two words, provided by Linda Lee Lyberg:

Nimble & Enigma

On the Monday before the next challenge, I’ll select a poem and share it on my blog as part of the Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars. Whoever I pick will choose the words for next month’s challenge!

PLEASE support the other poets by visiting blogs and leaving comments. Peer reviews help poets perfect their writing craft. Remember… sharing is caring.

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in the forms defined on the Poetry Challenge Cheatsheet:

Here are some 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 *NEW* RULES

  • Write a poem using a form of your choice: Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Gogyohka, Haibun, Tanka Prose, Cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, Nonet, and Shadorma.
  • Post it on your blog.
  • Include a link back to the challenge in your post. (copy the https:// address of this post into your post).
  • Copy your link into the Mr. Linky below (underlined with a hyperlink).
  • Please click the small checkbox on Mr. Linky about data protection.
  • Read and comment on some of your fellow poets’ work.
  • Like and leave a comment below if you choose to do so.

The screenshot below shows what Mr. Linky looks like inside. Add your name, and the URL of your post. Click the box about the privacy policy (It’s blue). As everyone adds their links to Mr. Linky, you can view the other submissions by clicking on the Mr. Linky link on the challenge post. All the links will show in the order of posting.

Follow the schedule listed below:

Don't forget

I will visit your blog, comment, and TWEET your POETRY. 

If you add these hashtags to the post TITLE on your blog (depending on which poetry form you use) your poetry may be viewed more often on Twitter:

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

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41 thoughts on “Colleen's 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 181 #SynonymsOnly”

  1. Happy Friday, Sis! I hope all is well! I entered my poem in the linky. Hopefully it worked out well (I don’t know what I’m doing). Ha, ha. Have a fabulous day and weekend! <3 xo

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  2. Thank you Colleen… Always a pleasure to drop by… My own particular style is none existent .. lol… Except the words on the end of a line must Rhyme .. 🙂

    The world is an Enigma, as it spins and gathers speed
    It’s difficult to balance when all reason to take heed
    Has been driven in a spiral where anger cracks our heart
    So we need to tread so nimble not to upset the apple cart..

    Love and Hugs my friend…. Take care and Much love 💚💖💚🙏

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