WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!
Welcome! Check out the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Book Store where you can find links to some of the challenge poet’s Amazon Author Pages. If you have a book you would like to have added, let me know in the comments. ❤
It’s the second week of the month! Are you ready to choose some syllables to use in your poetry? Selma from last month’s challenge had the opportunity to choose the two words for this month. I didn’t hear from her, so I selected your two words:
Sanctuary & Follow
On the Monday recap, I’ll select someone to choose next month’s theme. For this poetry challenge, you can write your poem in the forms defined on the cheatsheet OR from the forms found on Poetscollective.org.
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.
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.
Write a poem using a syllabic form of your choice found on the cheatsheet OR from 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. Don’t forget to tell us what form you chose.
Post it on your blog.
Include a link back to the challenge in your post. (copy the URL, 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.
Follow the monthly schedule listed below:
If you add hashtags to the post TITLE on your blog (depending on which poetry form you use) your poetry may be viewed more often on social media:
Search #TankaTuesday to find the tweets! Add a # to the form you wrote in the title.