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.

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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, Gogyoka in English, Haibun in English, Cinquain poetry and the cinquain variations, Etheree, Nonet, and Shadorma poetry.

Freestyle poetry is not part of this challenge.

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

Use for finding 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 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.  That should give everyone time to see the prompt from around the world.

WRITE YOUR POEM ON YOUR BLOG as a post. You can copy the https:// address of the challenge post into your own post so it will show as a link back in the comments section of the challenge post. ALSO: Please copy your poem and add it as a comment on the challenge post. This is how readers and participants will find your poem in one spot in the comments section of the challenge post.

Each challenge runs from Tuesday through the following Monday.

Poetry Challenge Participants – Please visit, comment, and share the poems of the other participants. Peer comments are most helpful in a poet’s journey. <3

The rules are simple.

Below is the monthly schedule for the challenge. You, the poet, now have more control over the direction of your writing. Please follow the rules to whatever poetry form you select. 

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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