#Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 206 #SynonymsOnly


This week, Kerfe Roig selected the words:

mingle and drift

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 Cheat sheet below:

View Cheatsheet

Here are some 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’ve been using this site to compose my poems. This site does the hard work for you. (howmanysyllables.com has malicious code on it. DO NOT use)

I don't get it


  • Write a poem using a form of your choice: Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Gogyohka, Haibun, Tanka Prose, Renga, Solo-Renga, Cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, Nonet, and Shadorma.
  • Post it on your blog.
  • Include a link back to the challenge in your post. (copy the https:// address of this post into your post).
  • Copy your link into the Mr. Linky below (underlined with a hyperlink).
  • Please click the small checkbox on Mr. Linky about data protection.
  • Read and comment on some of your fellow poets’ work.
  • Like and leave a comment below if you choose to do so.

The screenshot below shows what Mr. Linky looks like inside. Add your name, and the URL of your post. Click the box about the privacy policy (It’s blue). As everyone adds their links to Mr. Linky, you can view the other submissions by clicking on the Mr. Linky link on the challenge post. All the links will show in the order of posting.

Follow the schedule listed below:

2020 schedule

Please note: I have plans to change the challenge in January 2021. My move will impact my hosting of Tanka Tuesday. As it stands, the December 29, challenge will be the last one of the year. I will not be able to do the Poetry Stars post that week.

Tanka Tuesday will resume January 18, 2021. I’ll miss all of you, but this will give me a chance to move. If I don’t have Wi-Fi yet, the challenge will have to wait another week until January 25, 2021.

Meanwhile, 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, #Gogyohka, #Tanka, #TankaProse, #Renga, #SoloRenga, #micropoetry, #poetry, #5lines, #Haibun, #Prose, #CinquainPoetry, #Etheree, #Nonet, #Shadorma

I’m so READY for 2020 to be done!

Please follow me on my author blog: colleenchesebro.com where I publish my poetry and flash fiction. Thanks. ❤

Now, have fun and write some poetry!

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

45 thoughts on “#Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 206 #SynonymsOnly

  1. Since they’re Kerfe’s words, I’ll try to participate this week! 😀

    Good luck with your move, Colleen! You should take a break anyway–no need to apologize. I just followed your blog. I was wondering why I was seeing some of your stuff on FB, but not getting notices. Of course WP is so crazy these days, it’s hard to tell. 😀

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  2. Good luck with your move, Colleen! This came from another blogger, which reflects my feelings, as well. “I’m going to stay up on New Year’s Eve this year. Not to see the New Year in, but to make sure this one leaves.” 😬

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  3. Lol, I had to laugh. First thing that came to mind is me at parties. I love to mingle, then when I’ve had enough I just slither away into the night – drift. ❤ (Sorry, can't share on FB LOLLLLLLLLLL) xxx

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