WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!
It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Poets, choose your own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to you!
Are you looking for inspiration for your syllabic poetry? Find an image on Pixabay.com or experiment with “found poetry” as a way to find some inspiration. Another option is to try some magnetic poetry. You still have to count syllables but it’s like putting together a puzzle!
If that doesn’t work… go outside and take a walk in nature. Engage your five senses. Remember, always write your poetry for yourself. Make it meaningful to you! Display your poetry in a unique way!
PLEASE support the other poets by visiting blogs and leaving comments. Peer reviews help poets perfect their writing craft. Remember… sharing is caring.
For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in the forms defined on the Poetry Challenge Cheatsheet:
Syllabic Poetry Form Cheatsheet
This challenge is not for free-style poetry. Read the Poetry Form Cheatsheet above to know the acceptable forms. The Gogyoka in English is the only form that does not require a syllable count per the five lines. Please be mindful that each line should be the duration of a single breath or a phrase. Choose your words carefully…
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.
Every Tuesday I’ll post the challenge early enough so everyone can see it. Remember, there will be no recap.
The rules are simple. Write your poetry on your blog.
Do a link-back by placing the HTTPS:// address of the challenge post into your post. ALSO, please copy your poem and add it to the comments. If you created a Haiga, let us know in the comments with a link to your post. Now, all of the poetry ends up on the challenge post in one place.
Follow the schedule listed below:
I will visit your blog, comment, and TWEET your POETRY.
If you add these hashtags to the post TITLE on your blog (depending on which poetry form you use) your poetry may be viewed more often on Twitter:
#Haiku, #Senryu, #Haiga, #Tanka, #micropoetry, #poetry, #5lines, #Haibun, #Prose, #CinquainPoetry, #Etheree, #Nonet, #Shadorma #Gogyoka
85 thoughts on “Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 172, #Poet’sChoice”
Hi! Here is my tanka! Would love to check ya’lls too! :)) https://elysianandcynosure.wordpress.com/2020/04/07/tanka-tuesday/
I like your tanka! Piano or guitar lesson?
guitar, of course 🙂
…each strum on a chord like a pulse..
Love that. Nicely done!
What a fabulous Tanka! Aditi, if you allow comments on your blog the other participants will comment on your work. Welcome. Glad to have you here. ❤
Wonderful Colleen.. there is a touch of spring in the air today so I might just be inspired….♥
That’s fabulous, Sally. Our spring has sprung! Sneezing 🤧
Hi Colleen! I did a tanka for your Tuesday Tanka Challenge 🙂 https://trentsworldblog.wordpress.com/2020/04/07/like-the-moon-tanka/
“Like the Moon”
The world is hiding
Far more questions than answers
You are always there
Great lines, Trent.
A haiku for a change
Ramparts of stone
What things you have endured –
Plagues, and a Bonnie Princes’ siege
These things you have withstood and more
Through men’s and time’s passing
You witness all
Here is the link to Kim’s Haiku: https://kimbladeswritingblog.wordpress.com/2020/04/07/fireflies/
No More Tears = Tanka
I’ve watched another
Gasping for their final breath
As they left this world
I have watched as their Spirit
Was freed from a life of pain
©2020 Annette Rochelle Aben
Absolutely heart breaking Tanka, Sis. Thinking of those who have traveled onward. ❤️🙏🏻
It took ages for inspiration to visit me but at last she came 💜🌈
Yay! We’re painting the inside of the house before the heat hits us. Glad you found your muse. ❤️
She went on lockdown 💜🌈
Hi Colleen, I choose a Haiga for this week! Stay safe!
Will do! You also! ❤️🙏🏻
I’ve been a tad wrapped up in the ‘new’ normal.
here’s a solo renga: through the hours
Hello, Jules. ❤️
Here’s my latest:
Hi Colleen! Long time- hope you’re well. Here’s mine:
Hi, Vivian! Glad to see you again! ❤️
Hi Colleen, a haibun for this week. I enjoyed writing this.
I’ve done two this week
voices in waves
sea calling gathering in
with birds twittering dawn
across each uncharted day
not sure mine showed up…if not let me know. (K)
Will do ❤️
Hope everyone is well at your end, Colleen… https://wp.me/p2XQu3-gOH
Thanks Jaye. We’re still painting which is perfect to keep my mind on other things. Hope you are also well. ❤️❤️❤️
So far so good!
Here is my poem for this week, a gogyohka with pride. Also, here is the link
in search of renewal
I bury my head
in the captivating blooms
ofthe pear tree –
a lone sparrow joins me
That word “pride” was suppose to be “pride”. Autofill is killing me.😄
LOL! No worries! ❤️
Oh, I love this Pat. ❤️❤️❤️
Thanks Colleen:) See the fun autofill was having with me, twice, LOL! The word was supposed to be P.R.O.S.E…i win!!
Here is my Tanka Colleen, sorry it’s late 💜🌈
No worries, Willow.
Pingback @ https://wp.me/p93zQi-Nn
Hi Colleen! I hope a butterfly “cinquain” is OK. You can see the shape on my post.
there is another world
of trees and clouds. A different sun
illuminating this dream-place,
a brief wind-kiss,
A wind kiss! What a lovely feeling. 😍
Thank you! 😀
Hi Colleen. Happy Easter.. here is my Butterfly Cinquain for this week.
Butterfly Cinquain – Springtime
and buds unfurl
into vibrant colours.
The nests are full and sparrows sing
Nature’s young frolic in the sun
under blossom topped trees
©Sally Cronin 2020
Lovely, Sally 😍❤️
Thank you Colleen.. Happy Easter…♥♥
We’re almost finished with our house painting project. Right now, we’re both exhausted! ❤
And I am sure it looks great Colleen, something to celebrate ♥
Thanks, Sally. It’s a great improvement on the white walls. I’ve also starting Cpap therapy and am struggling with the breathing mask at night. It does help my asthma and I feel better, but Oh, my goodness this is rather difficult. ❤
It takes some getting used to, especially if your favourite position in bed is not the one recommended when using the mask.. But if it helps your asthma then it is worth it.. ♥
So true. I keep plugging away with it. ❤️
Here you are, sis!
Pandemic caution Who will be it’s next victim At home petrified
Stimulus will come Not for each one affected Food banks need our help
People are crying All essential workers help Before they drop dead
Well done, Ruth. This pandemic is scary for sure. ❤️
Good morning! Here is my Easter Shadorma! https://wp.me/p41Mzy-6Po
With smiling faces
No one dares tell them the truth
It is a secret
Yay, Dorinda! Happy Easter. ❤️
I’ve missed you! Happy Easter! ❤
Same here, friend! ❤️
Thank you for running the challenge. Here’s my attempt :-
Thank you all for stopping by and reading.
Thanks, Kitty. New challenge is tomorrow. ❤️
You are welcome, Colleen. 🙂
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