Sangeetha, from MindFills selected the photo for this week. It’s her personal photo, so please add the image credit. Remember, we can see what’s in the image, so write your poem using the image as an inspiration.

Don’t just describe what you see in the image. Think about metaphor and allegory. Don’t forget to use imagery in your poem. Just remember to check what form you’re using. Some of the Japanese forms frown upon the use of metaphors. 

Tilini – The Himalaya, 2021 photo credit – sangeetha

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

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  • Write your poem inspired by the image above using a syllabic form of your choice found on the cheatsheet OR from the Poetscollective.org. Watch your word choice. Use imagery whenever possible. BE creative and try alternative forms. Make sure you follow the directions on how to write the form. It’s always fun to share how to write the write the form so we can all learn together. Remember… we are still working with syllabic poetry forms.
  • 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.

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

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 name of the form you created in the title of your post.

Let’s celebrate Halloween writing poetry! Join me at the Saloon on Carrot Ranch where I’m sponsoring the double ennead (99 syllable) poetry challenge! This month we’re writing persona poetry. Check it out HERE.

So, Word Crafters… who wants to have fun and write some syllabic poetry?


  1. May I ask, please: what’s the best way to copy the photo to use on photoprompt post? I struggle so much with these. And then they end up too large. How do you guys do it? Please share. Thanks.

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  2. Hey, Colleen, Looks like I dreamt about having reviewed your amazing book… I’m so sorry it took me this long to catch on that I hadn’t. And this time I saved the review. If it doesn’t show up they will hear from me. hehe. Thanks for writing this book. I cannot get enough of you. I mean it. xo
    BTW, I got the photo situation resolved (this time) Thanks.

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    1. Selma, thank you so much for your lovely comments. You made my day. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed my book. It’s fun working with all the different forms. Glad you were able to get the photo issue fixed. Thanks again. ❤


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