#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!

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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! ❤

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! ❤

See you tomorrow for the new challenge!

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

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