#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 272: #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry

Hello everyone. Happy May! This week, choose your own syllabic form and a 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.

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Color Meanings – The Power and Symbolism of Colors

Color Symbolism in Literature: What Do Colors Mean in Literature and Poetry?

Symbolism – Definition & Examples

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

Now, have fun and write some color themed 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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  1. Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with this week! Thanks, Colleen 💕🙂

  2. 💛🐝🌞🍯 Colleen 💛🐝🌞🍯

  3. I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with this week, Colleen! 🙂

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  5. Wonderful thanks Colleen… will get my thinking cap on…♥

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  7. Thank you, Colleen. Your prompts are always a delight.

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  9. I started with a Shadorma to my story segment here: Trying to Look Beyond the Gray (Spot On?)

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  13. Oh yes, I’m in for this one. 🙂 Will post tomorrow. <3

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  15. Looking forward to reading everyone’s poems this week I love the taste the colour poems.

  16. I am late this week but I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s poems this week 💜

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  18. Some colorful doors this week. (K)

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  20. Added to the link Sis. (PS disregard the typo in senryu. It was corrected yet still showing here https://dgkayewriter.com/2022/05/05/colleen-chesebros-tankatuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-272-tastetherainbow-color-poetry-senyru/ <3

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  23. This is a fun challenge. I had some photos of Portugal (from last autumn,) sitting on my scheduler full of colour so… I’ve written about that. https://mjmallon.com/2022/05/03/portugal-travels-vila-nova-de-castelo-almancil-altura-and-vale-de-lobo-poetry-haiku-travel-portugal/

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  25. Hi Colleen,
    I couldn’t participate last week!
    The heat has made me lazy!
    But I couldn’t resist penning a few words just now!
    My poem is @ https://indishe.wordpress.com/2022/05/08/tankatuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-272-tastetherainbow-color-poetry/

  26. Hi Colleen,
    My poem is @ https://indishe.wordpress.com/2022/05/08/tankatuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-272-tastetherainbow-color-poetry/.
    I couldn’t participate last week.
    Heat has made me lazy. All I want is to sleep or Netflix.
    But this one motivated me☺️☺️

  27. Sorry same comment twice sent!
    Internet issue!

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