This week in the United States, we celebrate Thanksgiving. Pull up a chair and join me in a poetry feast! Let me wish you all a lovely holiday. My goal this year is to only eat in moderation. I don’t want to undo my weight loss goals. Fingers crossed. LOL!

We’re closing in on the end of this year’s #TankaTuesday poetry challenges. There is only one more challenge remaining. Are you ready for a theme prompt? Eugi selected this month’s theme:

❄️ The Gray Scarf ❄️

Use the theme above to write your choice of syllabic poem.

This is a lovely theme to compose a story poem. Think small. Even a crown cinquain can tell a story. Make sure you include a beginning, a middle, and an ending. Get creative. What is the story behind the gray scarf? Write it poetically!

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 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 traveldailylife.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.


 November Theme Prompt: Eugi

Final 2022 Challenge: Share Your Day

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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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