Gobble, Gobble ’till You Wobble!

It’s Thanksgiving week in America and I know we all have plenty to be thankful for. I know I’m thankful for poetry and our challenges. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! ❤

Are you ready for a theme prompt? Eugi, from last month’s challenge, picked the theme for this month.

This month’s theme is:

🦃 Festive 🦃

Just because I added a bunch of turkeys and thanksgiving themed items to the post doesn’t mean you have to write about this holiday. The theme is “festive.” Think about what festive means to you. ❤

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 syllabic poem based on the above theme using a syllabic form of your choice found on the cheat sheet OR from the Poetscollective.org.
  • 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 2021 schedule listed below:

Here are my thoughts about sharing posts on Twitter: If you like it, do it. However, we are all friends here. Time is at a premium for all of us. If I share your poetry, you do not have to waste the time sending me a reply to thank me for sharing your post. I spend over two hours a day thanking everyone for sharing my posts. I’d rather spend that time writing poetry. So, for our challenge, let’s share, but we don’t have to say thank you to retweets. Your retweet already shows you care. ❤

Now, have fun and write some syllabic poetry!

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.


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  2. Hi Colleen,
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    May the world be a better place to live in times to come!
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        1. I’ve not decided yet. December 3rd we start the first floor renovation including the kitchen. If I survive the builder and all that mess, I’ll have to think about it. I need to plan a contest on Word Craft Poetry for 2022 – with paid prizes. I still haven’t finished the Winter Solstice book! My hubby fell and broke his scapula so I lost some time. Now I’m shooting for next year, again! 🤦🏼‍♀️

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          1. OMG, Colleen. You have a full plate! You’re a crazy person if you take something else on right now. Next year (or the year after) sounds soon enough. Don’t forget to breathe! ❤ ❤ ❤

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