#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 255: #Tastetherainbow

Happy 2022! Poets, choose your own form and color to feature in your syllabic poem. If the form is from the #TankaTuesday Cheat sheet, let us know so we know where to look for directions. If it’s a new form, share how to write it and where you found the instructions. Think about the different ways you can use color in a poem.

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 Craft Syllabic Poetry

Tanka Tuesday Cheat Sheet





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


*Write your poem and post it on your blog.

*USE sodacoffee.com/syllables to count your syllables. That way, we are all using the same syllable counter.

*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!

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About Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry

Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of syllabic poetry. A published author, Colleen is also an editor of “Word Weaving, a Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse, also found on wordcraftpoetry.com. Colleen’s mission is to bring the craft of writing syllabic poetry to anyone who thinks they can’t be a poet. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for the Carrot Ranch literary community at carrotranch.com. Colleen’s poetry has appeared in various anthologies and journals including “Hedgerow-a journal of small poems,” and “Poetry Treasures1 & 2” a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on “Writing to be Read." Colleen published “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry,” which illustrates how to write various syllabic poetry forms used in her Tanka Tuesday challenges; and a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020,” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Find Colleen at Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at wordcraftpoetry.com.
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  5. Good Morning, Connie! I’ve just heard my province is starting another lockdown tomorrow! Only poetry to take our minds off this nightmare! Happy New Year!

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  7. Happy New Year to all.
    A mix of prompts lead to; Three haibun Idyll; Clime, Weather, Whether

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    What a wonderful way to start the New Year! As always, thank you, Colleen. 💗

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  13. Welcome back from your break, Colleen! I hope you got some good rest. I love your new kitchen photos of before and after on Facebook! I may not write poetry every week but I’ll try to do more this year! Happy New Year to you and your family!

    • Happy New Year, Miriam to you and your family. Yes, choose which challenges you want to do and jump in whenever you can. I hope the prompts will inspire everyone to create. I’m still getting situated with the new kitchen. I still have touch up painting and caulking to do… I’m getting there. It was a huge project and our contractor did an excellent job. Hugs and hope to see more of you. <3

      • Happy New Year to you and your husband, Colleen! Do you have to remodel any other parts of your home or the kitchen only?

        Kitchen is important because we spend a lot of time in it everyday. We had ours remodeled 15 years ago, after living in it for more than 10 years. Got new refrigerator. During the remodeling, we did the cooking in the bathroom and ate in the living room. Our kitchen still looks nice but we just replaced the refrigerator because some part went wrong and it didn’t keep cold.

        I like your new prompts. They allow so much flexibility and still keep the syllabus forms.

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  16. I just entered my first entry. It’s nothing out of this world, but I gotta start somewhere. Lol! 🙂

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  19. Hey, Colleen. Hello, everyone. Happy New Beginnings. So glad to be able to join with the very first prompt of the year. The first snow that graced us all day today gave me the inspiration for posting here today. The first of anything is Hatsu___ in Japanese. And since it’s the first snow that accumulated, I called it Hatsuyuki (yuki:snow). It’s ordinary moments like these that light me up, so, I’m sharing my day and pics with you all as well. May 2022 by your best. ((hope all the work on the house went fine, and that your fur babies are all well.)) Thanks for all you do. xoxo, I wish you miracles.

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  21. Happy New Year, Colleen! Thank you for the prompt🙂❤

  22. Happy New Year to you and your family Colleen. All the very best for 2022 – Health, Peace, Joy, Light, Love and Prosperity. And may your poetic pen be always full of choice snippets, ideas, impressions and inspiration. 💖

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  24. Happy New Year! I wrote a haiku. It’s been too long and more practice is needed! Thank you for giving us these prompts!!

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  26. A bird, always good for a color reference. (K)

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  28. Hi Colleen and all,
    Happy New Year.
    I wrote a tanka this time around. Thanks for the challenge.

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