Are you ready to choose some syllables to use in your poetry? Willow Willers from last month’s challenge chose the two words for this month:

Twilight & Hue

On the Monday recap, I’ll select someone to choose next month’s theme. For this poetry challenge, you can write your poem in the forms defined on the cheatsheet OR from the forms found on Poetscollective.org. DON’T use the two words. Find synonyms and use them instead.

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


Write a poem using a syllabic form of your choice found on the cheatsheet OR from Poetscollective.org. Remember, you can’t use the two words. Instead, find synonyms for those words and incorporate them into your poetry.

*USE sodacoffee.com/syllables to count your syllables. That way, we are all using the same syllable counter.

Post it on your blog.

Include a link back to the challenge in your post. (copy the URL, 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:

Don't forget

If you add hashtags to the post TITLE on your blog (depending on which poetry form you use) your poetry may be viewed more often on social media:

Search #TankaTuesday to find the tweets! Add a # to the form you wrote in the title.


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! ❤

Now, have fun and write some poetry!

45 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 247, #SynonymsOnly

  1. Hey, Colleen. Thanks for the prompt. This week I tackled it early in a syllabic form that I enjoy. Hope you like what came out of me today. Thanks for all you do. Be well. Happy new week.

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