We’re celebrating the 5th Birthday of #TankaTuesday! Join in and write some syllabic poetry!

It’s the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Eugi (Franci Hoffman) from last month’s challenge picked the theme:

This month’s theme is:

The Harvest Moon

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

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

Not sure how to write syllabic poetry? READ THIS FIRST: How to Start Crafting Syllabic Poetry

Tanka Tuesday Cheat Sheet





Word Craft: Prose & Poetry – The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry

Ready to Write?


  • Write a poem using a syllabic form of your choice found on the cheat sheet OR from the Poetscollective.org using the theme above. 
  • 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 on @SyllabicPoetry 

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. Hi Colleen, I’m back to the blog world, and I couldn’t be happier to have this theme to start writing my poems again! 🙂 I’ve already pre-order the moon of autumn, but the kindle, I didn’t find the hardcopy for it! 😦

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  2. Again, many Happy Wishes …. and what a lovely theme, naturally, being in the northern hemisphere – as we turn the tables and tides, slipping into Autumn.

    An interesting reading selection of all kinds of interesting poetic forms – cheers to all!

    here’s mine: (late to the party, but I like to simmer in my cauldron) : honey + cider :


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        1. The challenge runs from Tuesday to Sunday. I put together the recap on Sunday so that it publishes at midnight on Monday. With so many participants from around the world, it’s best to get it where everyone sees the post in a timely manner.

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          1. okay – thanks for the info 😁 – I know I read this somewhere on the site, but couldn’t find it when looking for it!

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