#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 279: #Tastetherainbow-Color/Weather Poetry

Hello everyone. Happy JULY! I’m thrilled to see everyone once again! I need a vacation from my vacation! The second-floor flooring has all been replaced. No more yucky old carpet. I’ve got a break for a week and then the contractor begins work on the two bathrooms. It’s a busy summer!

Now, let’s get back to writing poetry together!

This week, choose your own syllabic form and a color to feature in your syllabic poem. But, let’s add a little something else to make it special! This week, along with a color, add some weather to your poem. You can find some ideas HERE.

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:

Upcoming #TankaTuesday Prompt Poets

💜 July Specific Form: Lisa

💚 July Photo Prompt: Willow

💛 July Theme Prompt: Harmony

Now, have fun and write some color/weather 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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  2. Welcome back, Colleen. We’re all going to want to live in your house in a few months!😊

  3. Glad to see you here again, Colleen… we missed you!

  4. Welcome back, Colleen! 💕🙂

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  6. Hope you have a wonderful week off, Colleen, and that you’re well-rested and full of renewed energy. Welcome back. 🙂

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  8. Welcome back, Colleen. I’ve tried a new form, taking inspiration from Ronovan’s Wednesday Sigo Challenge. It’s a Korean syllable poetry form, hope you like my effort. Thanks. 🙂

  9. Hope all went well with the house renovations… thanks for the challenge… ♥

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  11. D.L. Finn, Author

    Welcome back, Colleen 🙂 It sounds like a productive vacation.

  12. Yay – a haiku I wrote last week fits this prompt!!

  13. It’s great to see you back, Colleen! ❤️

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  15. I hope mine is okay Colleen I had to go with my heart 💜

  16. You really have been missed Colleen 💜🌹

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  18. Welcome back, Colleen xx

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  26. Colleen – stay positive. All will be just beautiful when done. 🙂
    Our work hasn’t been scheualed yet. But we’ve picked out some colors, new flooring etc.
    I long for my kitchen to be in full repair. Not that I’m a great cook, but having the contents in three different rooms doesn’t make things easy… I’ll live.

    Here’s my haibun: Summer Rain haibun

    • Oh, I know. It’s just been a lot of work. Ron’s disabled so I take on too much but what do you do? Today, we found a pipe leaking underneath the kitchen sink. So a plumber comes tomorrow. Great fun! 😳🤦🏼‍♀️

      • We had a pipe under the sink… we couldn’t turn something… had to get that repaired.
        Better to get these things taken care of. We wouldn’t have known about that issue if we didn’t have to take our dishwasher out of its place. Ugh!

        • Yep… it’s the connection to the dish washer that’s leaking. When we redid the kitchen all they did was hook up to what was existing in the kitchen. The plumber comes today. <3

          • The plastic outlet hose is only supposed to last for ten years. And then it should get replaced. I could tell you stories…about dishwasher hoses!

          • This is the black rubber hose that connects to the pvc pipe drainage. I’m sure it’s as old as the house. Nothing was ever fixed in this house. The appliances were so bad that we didn’t use them. We had to replace them immediately. It was a real fiasco during Covid trying to get appliances. We’re still waiting for the plumber… 🤦🏼‍♀️

          • Our repairs will be done in stages too. Hopefully the most of the kitchen first, as the floor is getting replaced, then the hall.
            But that crew isn’t doing the baseboards, a different crew will be doing that.

            Downstairs ceiling protected and then along with the all the walls new paint. While not due to our main issue since the room downstairs is getting completely emptied, we’ll be replaceing the carpeting there which is over thirty years old.

            Always something. Thankfully the insurance we’ve paid into over the years is covering most of the replacement damage.

            Hope your plumber arrieved and fixed it.

          • Oh, I know about those repairs. This house will be brand new inside when we’re finished this summer. The plumber replaced the piece we needed and it was a great price. Next year they will come and check it all out again. So worth it. <3

          • We were thinking about replacing some dishwasher parts, maybe even the whole unit. But in the end we are just putting the old one (less than 10 years old) because it really is OK. But Hubby is fixing the electric wire and plug since it wasn’t installed correctly the first time.

            Now we are just waiting for supplies and man power… for the work to begin.

          • Sounds good. This must be the year to get things done. LOL! <3

          • Sometimes you plan to, and other times …
            you get your hand forced. But its all good 🙂

  27. Welcome back Colleen. Hope you were able to get some rest. X

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  29. Progress! It will all come together soon!
    I’m having trouble with WordPress, and it won’t let me post a link on Mr. Linky, although when I try to redo it, it says I’ve already done it…
    I’ll try again later.

    • I’ll add your post link if it doesn’t work. No worries, Kerfe. I was creating a book review post the other day. I’d saved it and as I typed it simply vanished!! Two hours of work gone! I couldn’t believe it! 🤦🏼‍♀️ WP!

  30. Thanks, Colleen. I just posted mine to Mr. Linky: An Abhanga on a very sad day in Japan where we’re in shock about the crime on former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. I will read more in the morning. Good night.

  31. Welcome back Colleen. Absence does make the heart grow fonder.😁

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