#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 251, #SynonymsOnly or #TasteTheRainbow

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY!

Are you ready to choose some syllables to use in your poetry? Pat, (WildChild47) from last month’s challenge choose the two words for this month. Her blogs have since been deleted… I’m not sure what happened. But this gave me the opportunity to try something new!

TASTE the Rainbow!

Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay

Write a butterfly cinquain (2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2) and include a color. Remember, colors can be a metaphor for feelings such as someone’s blue when they are sad. Sometimes when we mention a particular flower’s name, it brings the color of the flower to mind. The butterfly cinquain below is a rainbow of flower colors with only one color mentioned. Colors are a great way to show vivid imagery in your poetry.

"The Happiness of Flowers" 

lilacs,
red daylilies,
lily of the valley,
lavender, and delphinium—
flowers
that bring joyfulness to my heart
tending the soil with love,
rainfall awards
new growth

© Colleen M. Chesebro

OR

Use the two words below:

Crinkle & Peddle

For the synonyms only poetry challenge, if you write your poem using synonyms, write your poem in the forms defined on the cheat sheet OR from the forms found on Poetscollective.org.

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

PoetsCollective.org

sodacoffee.com/syllables

synonyms.com 

thesaurus.com

Word Craft: Prose & Poetry – The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry

The RULES

Write a butterfly cinquain poem using a color. If you choose synonyms for crinkle & peddle, write a syllabic form of your choice found on the cheat sheet 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 November & December 2021 schedule listed below:

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


WRITE 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! <3

Now, have fun and write some poetry!