You guys have been killing it in the poetry department!! It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Word Crafters, choose your own poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to you!

On the first of the month, you can now experiment with freestyle poetry, as long as you also add a syllabic form to your poem. Don’t forget to check out the Poet’s Collective, where you will find an index of Syllabic Poetry Forms. Check it out!

Are you looking for inspiration for your syllabic or prose poetry? Find an image on or experiment with “found poetry” to find some inspiration. Another option is to try some magnetic poetry from the poetry Oracle.

Try combining various forms: for example, you could write a cinquain followed by an Abhanga, and finish with another cinquain! Be CREATIVE!

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 any form you’d like (This includes freestyle poetry as long as you add a syllabic form to the poem). However, you must follow the rules of the form you use. Tell us the name of the form and how to write it.

*USE 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 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.

See the URL in the browser image below. This is what the URL of your post will look like after you published your poem. Cut and paste that address into Mr. Linky below:

Follow the schedule listed below:

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

Now, have fun and write some poetry!

57 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge: #Poet’s choice

    1. It’s easier to read, isn’t it? WordPress has changed the themes to lots of white spaces and gray text. I can’t read it! 🤦🏼‍♀️ So, I went dark. It really helps! I’ll be over to read in a few. 🥰


    2. Not sure why your link here or in Mr. Linky gets a Woops can’t be found.

      But since I was able to see the title I could find your piece on your blog 🙂

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