Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was to write your syllabic poem using the theme of lullaby using one of these forms: haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, renga, solo renga, chōka, cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger hexastich, Abhanga, diatelle, the Kerf poetry, and any of the syllabic forms from the Poetscollective.org.

Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:

1.willowdot218.Cheryl15.s. s.
2.Padre9.Tina Stewart Brakebill16.Sally Cronin
3.Jude10.D. L. Finn17.theindieshe
4.Reena Saxena11.Jules18.Ruth Klein
5.Selma12.Colleen Chesebro19.anita dawes
6.Marsha13.Donna Matthews20.anita dawes
7.Eugenia14.Gwen Plano21.

What a fun week. I enjoyed all the different poetry dedicated to the theme of “lullaby” selected by Vashti Q. Vega. Make sure you check out the links above. There are so many poems I loved that I had a hard time choosing. I think I’m in an Autumn frame of mind. This week, I’d like to feature Franci Hoffman’s nonet poem, “Secrets.” I liked the comparison she made between secrets and the falling amber leaves sounding like a lullaby of whispers in the trees. There is beautiful imagery in her words. ❤


secrets awakened by an autumn breeze
their lullaby once a safe haven
rise up as whispers in the trees
drifting hither and yonder
morphing as amber leaves
falling to the ground
renewing cause
secrets heard
loud and

© Franci Hoffman

This week, I’ve asked Franci Hoffman from Eugi’s Causerie to choose the theme prompt for next month’s challenge. Please email your words to me at least a week before the challenge to tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com. Thanks.

Jules and I are excited to share the cover of the First Edition of Word Weaving, a Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse. The Kindle copy will be available for preorder on September 1, 2021, for delivery on October 1st, 2021. The print edition will release October 1, 2021. The proceeds from this journal will go to fund a Poetry Contest on Word Craft: Prose & Poetry to be announced at a later date. ❤

Stay in touch! Follow Word Weaving on Twitter @word_weaving.

See you tomorrow for the new challenge!

13 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars | #ThemePrompt: Lullaby

  1. I am thrilled you enjoyed my poem, Colleen! I was in an autumnal mood when I wrote it. The trees in our area are beginning to show just a hint of autumn. I’ll come up with something for next month’s challenge.

    I love the book cover! ❤️

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        1. I’m still fiddling with the Kindle. You have to fight it to get it to split at the page breaks so the poetry doesn’t get split up. I don’t know that I will do a kindle version again. It’s been difficult. A print copy might be the best option. ❤

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