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

WRITE YOUR POEM ON YOUR BLOG as a post. Copy the https:// address of the challenge post into your own post. Now, the link to your poem will show in the comments section of the challenge post. This is how readers and participants will find your poem.

Your Deadline: You have a week to complete the Challenge with a deadline of Sunday at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) Mountain Standard time – Phoenix, AZ, USA.

Each Monday, I will publish a Weekly Recap containing my picks for Poet of the Week and any Honorable mention poems. I will no longer publish a recap which contains everyone’s poems. The difference between the two editors has made the compilation of a post too time consuming and cumbersome.

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 and the honorable mentions. 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. <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. 

Link your poem to the challenge post with a link-back by copying the https:// address of this post into your own post. Thank you. <3

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

Ready to write some syllabic poetry?

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