Here we are for another #TankaTuesday poetry challenge! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Harmony selected this month’s theme.

This month’s theme is:

“The Longest Day”

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 Start Crafting Syllabic Poetry

Tanka Tuesday Cheat Sheet





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


  • Write a poem based on the above theme using a syllabic form of your choice found on the cheat sheet OR from the Poetscollective.org using the theme above.
  • *USE sodacoffee.com/syllables to count your syllables. That way, we are all using the same syllable counter. 
  • Post it on your blog. Include a link back to the challenge in your post. (copy the https:// address of this post into your post).
  • Copy the https:// address link of your published post 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.


Follow the 2022 schedule listed below:

August Specific Form: Yvette

August Photo Prompt: Reena

July Theme Prompt: Harmony

Join me and learn how to write syllabic poetry! Word Craft: Prose & Poetry is available in print and ebook versions on Amazon.com.

Now, have fun and write some syllabic 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. Yes, it’s is longest day when you wait for the next breath


  2. Thanks, Colleen. Hoping I can jump back in this week, and I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s poems 💕🙂

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  6. Such a thought provoking them Harmony thank you 💜, I really enjoyed this one 💜

  7. What a great theme, Harmony. I’m with Willow — it’s very thought provoking. 🙂

  8. What a fascinating theme, Harmony!

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  10. This was fun. I just about had time to come up with an idea: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1A35NuhmvcjWxN0fEbybDCUR5l8qKM_RbDw00amo71HI/edit?usp=sharing, but a blog post is beyond me this week with family here and all that this entails. Hope I can get away with it!

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  13. Thanks Harmony and Colleen; Here’s my haibun:
    Honeyed Memory

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  15. I found a moment to do a blog post after all, so I’m double-linky-ed. I couldn’t remove the first one – sorry! https://margaret21.com/2022/07/30/the-longest-day-one-month-gone/

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