#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 273, 5/10/22, #SpecificForm

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY!

Last month, I asked Sally Cronin to select a syllabic form for us to learn more about. Her choice was the butterfly cinquain.

FAST FACTS

Did you know the Butterfly Cinquain really isn’t a cinquain? It’s a nine-line poem. The butterfly cinquain uses the syllable count of the Crapsey Cinquain and then reverses it. The name comes from the butterfly shape it creates when centered on the page.

The Butterfly Cinquain is an unrhymed, nine-line syllabic poem with 2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2 syllables per line. 

EXAMPLE:

Let the music & the video inspire you to write some butterfly cinquain poetry!

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

PoetsCollective.org

sodacoffee.com/syllables

RhymeZone.com

synonyms.com 

thesaurus.com

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

THE RULES

  • Write your syllabic poem. Try not to use “ing” ending words to satisfy the word count.
  • Post it on your blog. Include a link back to the challenge in your post. (copy the URL: https:// address of this post into your post).
  • Copy your link into the Mr. Linky below (underlined with a hyperlink). You might have to delete your previous entry.
  • Please click the small checkbox on Mr. Linky about data protection.
  • Read and comment on some of your fellow poets’ work.

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.

MR. LINKY BELOW

Follow the schedule listed below:

In the recap, I’ll ask someone to select a form for us to learn more about for next month. 💜

Now, have fun and write some syllabic poetry!

36 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 273, 5/10/22, #SpecificForm

  1. Thank you Colleen and Sally. I’ve added my poem and look forward to reading all of the submissions. 💗

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