#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 263, 3/1/22: #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry

Hello everyone. This week, let’s have fun with the color of March: GREEN!

Green is one of those colors that includes many shades of green. This color also has different meanings not associated with the color.

This week’s challenge is to choose your own syllabic form and a shade of green to feature in your syllabic poem. You’ll receive bonus points if you don’t use the name: green. You’ll also receive bonus points if you can also incorporate a different meaning for the word green in your 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. Please let us know the name of the form. With so many syllabic forms, it’s hard to know which one you’re using. ❤

Here is my example: A senryu:

emerald crystals—
assist immature witches
believe in magic

© Colleen M. Chesebro

I used the word “emerald” for green and the word “immature” which also means green, or inexperienced!

P.S. 🌈 Taste the Rainbow refers to colors. You do not have to write about a rainbow in your poem. Include a color. 🌈

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. Extra points if you don’t use the word: green, and if you use another shade of green. Even more extra points if you also use another meaning for green in your poem.

*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:

Mr. Linky BELOW

Follow the schedule listed below:

I’m having fun playing Wordle!

Now, have fun and write some SYLLABIC poetry!

69 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 263, 3/1/22: #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry”

      1. Oh, my – that does not sound like fun.
        I had a blip with the internet, but I got back.
        And then I had issues with being able to copy and paste an image… I wonder what that was about. But I figured out another source. Stay warm. 💗

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          1. I haven’t changed my theme… in years. I don’t even want to try. I’m in the school of ‘If it ain’t broke – don’t fix it’….

            Wishing you a better tomorrow 💕

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          2. I can assess the cheetsheet from the post – I was asking if the Cheatsheet could be added to the right side on the drop down menu for WordCraft. Sometimes it is nice to be able to access that without having to go to one of the Tanka Tuesday posts. That’s all. But no worries if it can’t happen.


      2. Oh, my – that does not sound like fun.
        I had a blip with the internet, but I got back.
        And then I had issues with being able to copy and paste an image… I wonder what that was about. But I figured out another source. Stay warm. 💗

        Oh a) I forgot to send this yesterday and b) the cheat sheet or something with the Wordcraft blog still isn’t working…

        Under Wordcraft on the right side – Writing Challenges comes up with a Woops can’t find that page. It would also be nice to have a link to the Cheat Sheet on the right under the same heading. But I found it in a round about way.

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          1. I just noticed that WP changed something in the dashboard where I work… their is a new heading over the right hand ‘blue’ comment area (the comments are blue until you open them)… the new heading allows you to click on All, Unread, Comments, Follows (and) Likes…. which I probably won’t bother exploring because I can also see the comments in the main dashboard. And I can or used to get follow info someplace else. And I don’t need ‘Likes’.

            Why can’t they just leave stuff alone that works!!! I feel your pain!

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  1. Colleen, I’m so sad you’re having issues with your website. Know that I have admired your tech-savvy from day one. Mesmerized by you. Mine needs work that I’m too ‘green’ to provide it.
    BTW, I braved it and have decided to add my unnamed form in Mr. Linky as well. If this second one is overstepping, please let me know. I just don’t want to waste words that are hard to come by on most days. Thanks, Colleen. Good luck with your website.

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  2. […] for Tanka Tuesday #263 : Taste the Rainbow Challenge where the featured colour is Green. It’s poet’s choice of syllabic form + shade.I wrestled with this, finally choosing to write Tanka Prose with a slight aberration – including, instead of a straight tanka (5-7-5-7-7), the Bussokusekika form – which includes an extra 7 syllable phrase to conclude. Then I closed the piece with a pseudo haiku (okay, technically, it doesn’t meet the more challenging aspects of a pivot, or revelation, but I like it, so it’s there) in the short-long-short form. Without further ado: […]


  3. How do we love thee, many shades of green? LOL …. well there certainly has been a big response …. looking forward to see how green has inspired so many. As usual, thanks for the challenge, your time and efforts and support. 🙂

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