Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 101, “Finish & Plan”, #SynonymsOnly

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Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines.

PLEASE NOTE: Don’t forget to count your syllables. Use this site: Click on the workshop tab. Then, copy and paste your poem into the box, and click “count syllables” at the bottom.

For some, this challenge is a way to learn more about writing in English, even though it’s the American version. English is a second language to many of our participants.

I also understand that accent and inflection play a key roll in the way you say certain words and this will change the syllable count. Here is my compromise: Please try to get as close to the syllable count as possible when writing these syllabic forms of poetry.

This challenge is not for free-verse poetry. ❤

Each week, I like to highlight a poet who I call the Poet of the Week, who has shared an exceptional message, or shown an 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. ❤

Poet of the Week

This week, I’ve chosen The Dark Netizen to be the poet of the Week for his Senryu poem, “Wine.” By the way, netizen means someone who uses the internet… habitually! I found that quite humorous and the perfect name. 😀

Last week, The Dark Netizen and I had a bit of a discussion about how Senryu poems seem to appeal to men sometimes more than women. Of course, that isn’t always the case, but I have noticed our male poets tend to gravitate toward the Haiku and Senryu. Is it the brevity of words, or is it the form itself that attracts them?

This poem fits the rules for a Senryu found HERE. It has a humorous/snarky twist at the end. The object of this form is to offer the image of a human in action, doing something relatable, familiar, ironic or even embarrassing. When writing senryu, you could choose moments from your own life that have caused you, or others, to giggle. Remember, the tone of the senyru is always humorous, sometimes even sarcastic.

I laughed at the end of the Senryu. It had both humor and irony present! 😀




Invited rival,
Poisoned wine, picked wrong glass,
My scheme ended me.

© 2018 The Dark Netizen

Quote: Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden... -


twilight saga – syncwithdeep

Senryu: Wine | The Dark Netizen

Tanka Tuesday: Plan & Finish – Jane Dougherty Writes

Beneath the Veneer – #Tanka | Trent’s World (the Blog)

That Day, and Since – Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings

Purpose of Life – Sharing With Others –

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday #101 | Hosking’s Blog

Follow – thehouseofbailey

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Challenge #101 – Plan & Finish #MicroPoetry | But I Smile Anyway…

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Plan & Finish | Annette Rochelle Aben

Epilogue | like mercury colliding…

Conclusion/Valiant Warrior


Brief – COLLEEN’S WEEKLY NO. 101, “PLAN & FINISH” – The Secret Letters to Timbo

Breath of Florence – Let Me Tell You the Story of…

Soul’s Life | Willow Poetry

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge – Order in Chaos | The Showers of Blessings

Tanka Tuesday – Candor | Twenty Four

Futility #midnighthaiku | Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

Vision | Stuff and what if…


Poetry Friday ~ Plan & Finish | The Writer Next Door|Vashti Q

Weekly Poetry Challenge: Plan and Finish | Abbie’s Corner of the World

Intricate #Haiku #TankaTuesday #Poetry – Poems for Warriors

Summer’s End | thoughts and entanglements

we rearrange the patterns to reflect light | method two madness

Love’s Design – Charmed Chaos

“The Mystery of Creativity,” A Tanka | Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer

His make, His end. – Aweni

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Challenge: There’s a War on Truth/D. G. Kaye, Writer

Dreamn Big See you tomorrow for the new challenge! Thanks for stopping by. ❤

22 thoughts on “Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 101, “Finish & Plan”, #SynonymsOnly

  1. Regarding the rhetorical question in your post above, I do find myself (as a man) gravitating to Senryu or Haiku forms. I appreciate their brevity and simplicity with a compact and oftentimes powerful punch provided in so few syllables. As a writer they feel more like a puzzle. I wonder, “What words can I use to fit this form to speak something profound?” I wonder how others think about this?

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  2. Colleen, bad me, it is the first time today I notice you have a poet of the week for the prompts. You sure got loads of participation last week. It is so inspiring to read everyone’s poem.

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