You guys have been killing it in the poetry department!! It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Word Crafters, choose your own poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to you!

On the first of the month, you can now experiment with freestyle poetry, as long as you also add a syllabic form to your poem. Don’t forget to check out the Poet’s Collective, where you will find an index of Syllabic Poetry Forms. Check it out!

Are you looking for inspiration for your syllabic or prose poetry? Find an image on Pixabay.com or experiment with “found poetry” to find some inspiration. Another option is to try some magnetic poetry from the poetry Oracle.

Try combining various forms: for example, you could write a cinquain followed by an Abhanga, and finish with another cinquain! Be CREATIVE!

Not sure how to craft your own syllabic poetry? READ: How to Start Crafting Syllabic Poetry

This challenge is NOW a true poet’s choice! Use any poetry form that you’d like. If your form is something new, teach us how to write it. Have fun!

View Cheat sheet for syllabic poetry forms

Here are some impressive sites that will help you write your poetry and count syllables

synonyms.com This site even has a link so you can install the extension on Google Chrome.

thesaurus.com For Synonyms and Antonyms. When your word has too many syllables, find one that works.

https://www.sodacoffee.com/syllables 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.


*Write a poem using any form you’d like (This includes freestyle poetry as long as it includes one syllabic form). However, you must follow the rules of the form you use.

*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.

See the URL in the browser image below. This is what the URL of your post will look like after you published your poem. Cut and paste that address into Mr. Linky below:

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Follow the schedule listed below:

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

Now, have fun and write some poetry!

I’ve done the work of researching these syllabic forms for you. Word Craft: Prose & Poetry is available as an Ebook and a Print book. mybook.to/WordCraftProsePoetry Let’s write syllabic poetry together! ❤


  1. […] The above poem is written in the form of Haiku. While some sources will explain the English version of Haiku as a 5-7-5 syllable format, it is really more about expressing a moment in time using simple, objective language. You can read more about my 1,000 Haiku challenge here.Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges are an opportunity for students of poetry to explore different styles and to connect with other poets from around the world.  This week it’s the poet’s choice. […]

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