It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Poets choose your own words.

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. ❤

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:






CINQUAIN & the variations on Cinquain-Wikipedia 




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


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


For 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 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.

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I will publish the Tuesday prompt post at 12: 03 A.M. Mountain Standard Time (Phoenix, AZ).  That should give everyone time to see the prompt from around the world. The RECAP is published on Monday and will contain the poetry from the Poet of the Month and any Honorable Mentions.

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

The rules are simple

Follow the schedule listed below:

Please do a LINK-BACK to this challenge by copying the https:// address of this post into your own. Double-check the challenge post to make sure your link is there. If not add your link in the comments.

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 my Facebook Author Page.

Click HERE to follow my Facebook Page.

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:

Success! You're on the list.

Now, have fun and write some poetry!

62 thoughts on “Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 152, #Poet’sChoice

    1. Sis, just a reminder that I do not get a link-back from you as you are self hosted. With me on the business plan now, please copy the https:// address of your post in the comments so I can find you. I’m having a heck of a time. I’ll do something different for next year if I can find a better solution.


  1. Oh, I think my previous comment sharing my link ended in spam. Also, where can I find the badge? I’m blind so cannot recognize the image, but would love to display it on my blog posts.


  2. I think my previous comments were bounced off or landed in spam. I contributed to your challenge but the pingback isn’t working either.


      1. Oh thanks. Usually on WP blogs I see they’re in the mod queue when comment moderation is enabled, so I was confused. Thanks for approving my comments.


      1. Thanks for the heads up. I was wondering why no comment last week or this week. I have no idea why they were turned off but they should be back on now.


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