It’s the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Harmony Kent from last month’s challenge picked the theme.

This month’s theme is:


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 the theme of kindness in 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.

Have a safe and happy Halloween. Now, have fun and write some syllabic poetry!


  1. Perfect. I just read in my paper about a local guy who collects recyclables. He sorts ’em and then gives the money to charity – every Sunday. I didn’t write about him though…

    I played with Twiglets, and Quickly along with Word Craft here:
    courtesy rules!

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  2. Thanks, Colleen. Lovely prompt. I worked on it, a very short 3-5-3 haiku would do for this week, I thought, and then I read Harmony’s post: I had to add more. A 5-7-5 resulted but not sure what to call it. Human foible theme perhaps? I’m not sure. Not an expert yet. haha. Anyway, it was fun to write it. Be well dear lady. I wish you miracles.

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    1. Thanks, Selma. If your poem is related to human foibles it’s a senryu. Haiku are nature based. I’m a purest when it comes to my Japanese poetry. Some fold blend haiku and senryu but I like to keep them separate. 🥰


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