Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Rules

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in one of the forms defined below. Click on the link to learn about each type:

HAIKU IN ENGLISH 

TANKA IN ENGLISH 

HAIBUN IN ENGLISH 

CINQUAIN & the variations on Cinquain-Wikipedia 

SENRYU IN ENGLISH

ETHEREE

NONET

SHADORMA


This challenge is for SYLLABIC Poetry ONLY

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

thesaurus.com

Use for finding 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 for all my Haiku and tanka poems. Click on the “Workshop” tab to create your poetry.

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.

WRITE YOUR POEM ON YOUR BLOG as a post. Then, copy and paste your poem into the submission form on the weekly challenge post.

How long Do You Have and Your Deadline: You have a week to complete the Challenge with a deadline of Sunday at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) Denver time, USA.

Please don’t be late submitting your poetry to me on Sunday. You must submit your poem using the form on the challenge post. If it’s not in my email, I will not publish your poem on the recap. The recaps take a couple of hours for me to compile. Thank You. ❤

As a courtesy to the participants for their participation, each Monday, I will compile and publish a Weekly Recap of the poems. Monday’s date gives me a chance to add everyone’s poetry from the previous week before the next challenge post on Tuesday.

Each week, I will highlight a poet who I call the “Poet of the Week,” who has shared an exceptional message, or shown impassioned creativity through words or form. Poetry is all about perception, so don’t be shocked if you don’t feel the same way about a poem that I do. 

Starting in 2019, I will compile a PDF of the 2019 Poets of the Week. The PDF will include their poem and a link to their blog. This PDF will be available as a free download in January 2020. I’ll share more information at the end of the year.

Poetry Challenge Participants – Please visit, comment, and share the poems of the other participants. Peer comments are most helpful in a poet’s journey. ❤

The rules are simple.

I will give you two words. Please choose your own synonyms for the prompt words for your poetry. You, the poet, now have more control over the direction of your writing. Please follow the rules to whatever poetry form you select. 

Don’t use the prompt words.

Instead of link-backs, and to make compiling the recap easier for me, please submit your poem in the form on the prompt post each week.

As time allows, I will visit your blog, comment, and TWEET your POETRY

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

#Haiku, #Tanka,#micropoetry, #poetry, #5lines, #Haibun, #Prose #Senryu, #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 poetry to this group on Facebook. This is a great way to share our work with other poets. Please click the link above to join this group. Remember, sharing is caring! Thank you. 

Sign up for my weekly blog recap newsletter. As a special thanks after subscribing, you can grab your FREE copy of my Poetry Forms Cheatsheet, which is perfect for use on the weekly poetry challenge. Just fly over to my SIGN UP PAGE and enter your email. ❤

Ready to write some syllabic poetry?