#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 246 | #PoetsChoice


Pure Haiku OPEN to submissions! Pure Haiku is once again OPEN to submissions on the theme of Ghostlight. The deadline is midnight (UK Time) on 31st October 2021. Please use the image on Pure Haiku to inspire you to write a maximum of 5 traditional haiku! Don’t miss this opportunity to get your poetry published on Pure Haiku! Please read the submission requirements carefully. Good luck!

Word Weaving #1: A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse (Kindle) purchase link

The Moons of Autumn: A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse (print) purchase link

Word Weaving #1 is holding the top place for new releases ten days in a row! (As of 10/10/21) Thank you to everyone who purchased a copy! <3

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars’ celebration. This week’s challenge was poet’s choice. Poets chose the form they wanted to write, including freestyle poetry as long as it included one syllabic form with it. This is a great way to get your creative juices flowing! The objective is creativity. There’s nothing wrong with starting out with a freestyle poem if that is how the words flow. Just remember to add a syllabic form to go along with it. Don’t forget to explore haibun and tanka prose poetry. They are splendid ways to elaborate on a theme, an experience, or even to tell a story.

Many thanks to everyone who joined in below:

1.Reena Saxena11.wildchild4721.Kerfe
2.Ornery Owl12.Sangeetha22.Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
3.ladyleemanila13.Selma23.Annette Rochelle Aben
4.Laura McHarrie14.Jules24.Ruth Klein
5.Jude15.Eugenia25.Ritu Bhathal
6.Elizabeth16.Balroop Singh26.The Versesmith
7.willowdot2117.Gwen Plano27.Sally Cronin
8.D. L. Finn18.Cheryl28.You’re next!
9.Donna Matthews19.anita dawes  
10.TJS Sherman20.Harmony Kent  

There were some amazing new forms this week, along with many favorites. It was especially good to see some new faces and old friends. Poet’s Choice is truly a favorite the beginning of each month. If you haven’t had a chance to visit the other poets, please stop by and say hello. We learn these forms from each other. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve learned a new form from one of you!

Not sure how to write the basic forms in Japanese & American Syllabic 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! <3

See you tomorrow for the new challenge!

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About Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry

Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of syllabic poetry. A published author, Colleen is also an editor of “Word Weaving, a Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse, also found on wordcraftpoetry.com. Colleen’s mission is to bring the craft of writing syllabic poetry to anyone who thinks they can’t be a poet. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for the Carrot Ranch literary community at carrotranch.com. Colleen’s poetry has appeared in various anthologies and journals including “Hedgerow-a journal of small poems,” and “Poetry Treasures1 & 2” a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on “Writing to be Read." Colleen published “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry,” which illustrates how to write various syllabic poetry forms used in her Tanka Tuesday challenges; and a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020,” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Find Colleen at Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at wordcraftpoetry.com.
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  1. As always thanks Colleen, lots of diverse offerings this week 💜

  2. Thanks, Colleen. Great entries this week! 💕🙂

  3. Congratulations on Word Weaving’s #1 Amazon spot! That’s fantastic!!

  4. Congratulations on Word Weaving, Colleen! ❤️

  5. What a packed post, Colleen. “Ghostlight” is an awesome prompt. And wonderful poetry from this weeks contributors. 🙂

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  7. Congrats to the talented poets. And congrats to you Sis staying on the hotlist with your new book. So happy for you <3

  8. Another wonderful selection of creativity Colleen.. thanks again ♥

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