Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Syllabic Poetry Challenge Rules

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in one of the forms defined in the Poetry Challenge Cheatsheet.

The first of the month challenge is Poet’s Choice. On the first of the month, you can also write your poem in any of the syllabic poetry forms found at the Poetscollective.org HERE.

Use this badge if you wish.

Syllabic poetry consists of Haiku in English (Traditional 5/7/5, Current 3/5/3, and Current 2/3/2), Senryu in English (Traditional 5/7/5, Current 3/5/3, and Current 2/3/2), Haiga (Traditional 5/7/5, Current 3/5/3, and Current 2/3/2), Tanka in English (5/7/5/7/7, and s/l/s/l/l), Tanka Prose, Gogyoka in English, Haibun in English, Cinquain poetry and the cinquain variations, Etheree, Nonet, and Shadorma poetry.

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

  • Write a poem using a form of your choice: Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Gogyohka, Haibun, Tanka Prose, Cinquain, and its variations, Ehteree, 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 after you click the image. 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 below:

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

Are YOU Ready to write some syllabic poetry?

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