It’s the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Donna Matthews from D J Ranch.org last month’s challenge picked the theme:

This month’s theme is:


READ: How to Write a Theme Poem There are some great tips that you can apply to write syllabic poetry.

On the Monday before the next challenge, I’ll select someone to choose next month’s theme.

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in the forms defined on the Poetry Challenge Cheat sheet:

Here are some impressive 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. A simple yet very powerful syllable counter for poems and text which will count the total number of syllables and number of syllable per line for poems like haikus, limericks, and more.

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  • Write a poem using a syllabic form of your choice found on the cheat sheet OR from the Poetscollective.org. It’s time for us to branch out! BE creative and try new forms. Make sure you follow the directions on how to write the form. It’s always fun to share how to write the write the form so we can all learn together. Remember… we are still working with syllabic poetry forms.
  • 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 monthly schedule listed below:

I will visit your blog, comment, and TWEET your POETRY. 

If you add hashtags to the post TITLE on your blog (depending on which poetry form you use) we can find your poetry on social media.

Search #TankaTuesday to find the tweets! Add a # to the name of the form you created in the title of your post.

Now, have fun and write some syllabic poetry!


  1. Dusty Hill left us today.
    He brought bottom to The Top.
    Grieving in Texas…

    Hey, Colleen… This is a really nice page you have here. I am a friend of Eugenia, is how I ended up at your doorstep. Dusty Hill was the bass player for ZZ Top. He passed away today, at 72. It was unexpected.
    ( I did not want to come and go all cryptic, is why the explanation. )

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      1. I see. I see. Wasn’t aware. Thought it was I who goofed (again)
        Thanks, Colleen.
        Stay cool.
        No gardening for me right now. Too hot!
        I sit at an angle where some breeze will find me. 😃

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