Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 128 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry?

I’m still working on my new book… so yes, I’m still dancing with the unicorns.

Here are your two words for this week:

Spring & Sing

HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! Except for the first challenge of the month ~ then, the poets get to choose their own words. <3

PLEASE support the other poets by visiting their blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too.

This challenge is for Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Haibun, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, and Cinquain poetry forms. Freestyle rhyming poetry is not part of this challenge. Thank you. <3

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

HAIKU IN ENGLISH 

SENRYU IN ENGLISH

HAIGA

TANKA IN ENGLISH 

HAIBUN IN ENGLISH 

CINQUAIN & the variations on Cinquain-Wikipedia 

ETHEREE

NONET

SHADORMA

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

synonyms.com 

This site even has a link so you can install the extension on Google Chrome.

thesaurus.com

For 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 to compose my poems. Click on the “Workshop” tab, then cut and paste your poetry into the box. Click the Count Syllables button on the button. This site does the hard work for you.

I don't get it

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. The RECAP is published on Monday and will contain the challenge participant’s poems.

You have one week to complete the Challenge with a deadline of Sunday, at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) Denver time, U. S. A.

This will give me a chance to cut and paste the poems from the submission form emails into the Recap published on Monday.

The rules are simple

If it’s the first poetry challenge of the month, poets choose their own words. (Synonyms are not necessary). Otherwise, for the rest of the month, I will give you two words. Choose synonyms from those words for your poetry. You, the poet, now have more control over the direction of your writing. Follow the rules carefully. Don’t use the prompt words.

After you’ve published your poem on your own blog, copy and paste your poem into the form below. Then, click the SUBMIT button. (WordPress limits me on the title names, so use the Key below to know what to fill in the blanks) This form generates an email to me.

Don’t forget to click SUBMIT.

By participating in this challenge, you agree to allow me to publish your poem in a 2019 PDF collection of poetry if you are selected as the Poet of the Week. This collection will be available in January 2020 as a free download from my site.

Please note: I will not retrieve your poetry from the pingbacks any longer – only from the submission form emails. If you want to be considered for the Poet of the Week or published on the Recap please use the Submission Form. <3

However, if you can’t get the submission form to work for you, email me at colleenchesebro3@gmail.com. Please list your name, Title & Type of poem, the web address of your poem, and your poem. <3

Don't forget

As time allows, I will visit your blog, comment, and TWEET your POETRY. I have also been sharing some of your poetry on MeWe.com.

Click here to follow me on MeWe.

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

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

You may copy the badge I have created to go with the Weekly Poetry Challenge Post and place it in your post. It’s not mandatory:

Have fun and write some poetry!


Follow Me on Social Media...
close

Hello! 👋 Welcome to Word Craft Poetry.
It’s nice to meet you.

Sign up to receive notifications of the #TankaTuesday Poetry Challenges, examples of syllabic poetry, news about my poetry books, and more content in your inbox every day.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

About Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry

Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of syllabic poetry. A published author, Colleen is also an editor of “Word Weaving, a Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse, also found on wordcraftpoetry.com. Colleen’s mission is to bring the craft of writing syllabic poetry to anyone who thinks they can’t be a poet. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for the Carrot Ranch literary community at carrotranch.com. Colleen’s poetry has appeared in various anthologies and journals including “Hedgerow-a journal of small poems,” and “Poetry Treasures1 & 2” a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on “Writing to be Read." Colleen published “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry,” which illustrates how to write various syllabic poetry forms used in her Tanka Tuesday challenges; and a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020,” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Find Colleen at Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at wordcraftpoetry.com.
Bookmark the permalink.

61 Comments

  1. Pingback: Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 128 #SynonymsOnly: Spring and Sing | willowdot21

  2. Pingback: Return of Warmth – #tanka #haibun | Trent's World (the Blog)

  3. Pingback: Serenade to the Kiwi – #Shadorma – Let Me Tell You the Story of…

  4. Pingback: Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge #Etheree | anita dawes and jaye marie

  5. Beautiful as always 💜💜

  6. Pingback: dawn – Tea & Paper

  7. Pingback: Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 128 #SynonymsOnly Sing & Spring | But I Smile Anyway...

  8. Pingback: Worms (Haiga-Senryu) – ethan dale eagar

  9. Pingback: Silent Psalm: A #TankaTuesday #TankaProse – Frank J. Tassone

  10. I see you took of your FB button here too lol. I went the long route to share in author/blogger group there <3

    • LOL, thanks Sis. I don’t want to cause problems. 🥰

      • I here you, but if someone else posts with the button it can go through. I’ve seen some blogging pals share some of my posts to fb from my page and went through. So as long as I’m still there I’m keeping mine on. 🙂 xx I still get some of yours and Sal’s up there. I have tricks! <3

  11. Pingback: Twitter… | Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

  12. Pingback: The Dark Netizen

  13. Here’s my take on this week’s challenge:
    https://thedarknetizen.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/2314/

    Happy reading! 🙂

  14. Pingback: Smorgasbord Poetry – Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge – #Haibun – The Footsteps of My Ancestors by Sally Cronin | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

  15. This is my first time and it was fun! Hope you enjoy. Thank you for the challenge, Colleen!

  16. Pingback: A Shoutout to Spring—Today First Day – Sharing With Others –

  17. Pingback: Lenten Daffodils | Ramblings of a Drabbling Mind

  18. Pingback: Shadorma: Chorus | DJ Ranch

  19. Pingback: a fool’s errand | method two madness

  20. A little fun this week…thanks Colleen. (K)

  21. Pingback: The Return of the Gnome King – #Tanka Tuesday | Myths of the Mirror

  22. Submitted a poem, Colleen. All these spring poems are so fun, I couldn’t resist. I didn’t get a confirmation that the submission worked. Just wondering if it did. Here’s the link, my friend: https://mythsofthemirror.com/2019/03/21/the-return-of-the-gnome-king-tanka-tuesday/

  23. Pingback: Vernal Equinox – Tanka Tuesday | like mercury colliding...

  24. Pingback: Vibrato ~ #Tanka #poetry #poetrychallenge | Night Owl Poetry - Dorinda Duclos

  25. Pingback: “Honoring the First Day of Spring,” A #Double Etheree – The Faery Whisperer

  26. Pingback: Surrealistic Spring – Yesterday and today: Merril's historical musings

  27. I actually participated before the last day this time! And I put in a photo of my hamentaschen just for you. 🙂

  28. Pingback: Poetry Friday ~ Spring & Sing | The Writer Next Door|Vashti Q

  29. Happy Friday, Colleen! Thanks for another wonderful challenge. Here’s my contribution this week: https://wp.me/p3eYyj-212 I have also submitted it to you. <3 xo

  30. Pingback: COLLEEN’S 2019 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 128 #SYNONYMSONLY | M J Mallon YA/Paranormal Author

  31. Pingback: Whispers on the Wind | Willow Poetry

  32. Pingback: Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge – Spring & Sing | The Showers of Blessings

  33. Hi Colleen, thank you for my favorite prompt words. Here’s the Haibun for this week. <3

    https://theshowersofblessings.com/2019/03/22/colleens-weekly-poetry-challenge-spring-sing/

  34. Pingback: Nest Building Charmed Chaos

  35. Hello Colleen- Happy Saturday! I submitted via the form as well. https://charmedchaos.com/2019/03/23/nest-building/

  36. Pingback: Ben’s new Munromobile #A Tanka | Mucky Boots and Flawless Paws

  37. Pingback: Rat | Thru Violet's Lentz

  38. Thanks again for the amazing venue, Colleen.Looking forward to next week!
    https://violetslentz.home.blog/2019/03/24/rat/

  39. Pingback: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Weekly Round Up – | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

  40. Pingback: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – The Weekly Round Up – Social Media, Jazz, Tulips, Cookery, Guests, short stories, poetry and guests. | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

  41. Pingback: Hello Sunshine | writing to freedom

Leave a Reply