TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 300, 11/29/22, #ShareYourDay


This is the last poetry challenge for 2022. I’ll return on January 3, 2023, with a new year of poetry challenges. Stay Tuned…


๐ŸŽ„ I’m taking the month of December off to promote my newest book, Fairies, Myths, & Magic II – A Winter Celebration, dedicated to Yule and the winter solstice. ๐ŸŽ„

๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿป There will be a blog tour on colleenmchesebro.com. If you don’t follow me there… you will want to. The tour runs from December 1 through December 15. ๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿป

๐ŸŽ I’m offering a $15 U.S.D. Amazon.com gift certificate for comments left on my host’s blogs. (I’ll be keeping track). Every comment you leave on my hosts blogs gives you another chance to win the Amazon gift certificate. ๐ŸŽ


This is our 300th #TankaTuesday Challenge!!

It’s the fifth Tuesday of the month! #ShareYourDay is a way to get to know each other better. Take a photo and write a syllabic poem about your day. Donโ€™t think on it too hard. Make it fun. The photo does not need to be a selfie. If you don’t have access to a camera, find an image on Pixabay.com (please add the credits) that best describes your day.

Please note: I won’t provide a Monday recap for this challenge, so please visit everyone from Mr. Linky. Thanks so much. ๐Ÿ’œ

It’s our last challenge of the year! Make it fun! ๐Ÿ’œ

For this challenge, write your poem from the forms defined on the cheat sheet OR from the forms found onย Poetscollective.org.

The comments on this post will close in two weeks. I’m doing this to prevent spam. (I had 800 spam comments this weekend. I don’t know if WP had a breach, but this was unbelievable).

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 โ€“ The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry


Take a photo of what your day has been like, then write a syllabic form of your choice found on the cheat sheet OR from Poetscollective.org. Donโ€™t overthink it. Just have fun!

Post it on your blog.

Include a link back to the challenge in your post. (copy the URL, 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 poetsโ€™ 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 (Itโ€™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.

Now, have fun and write some syllabic poetry!

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebroโ€™s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. Sheโ€™s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

74 thoughts on “TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 300, 11/29/22, #ShareYourDay

    1. Thanks, Franci. I wasn’t sure if I would keep it going this year. I had so many emails asking me to keep it going. Now, I can’t imagine being without it for a month while I promote my new book. LOL! ๐Ÿ’œ

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        1. Thanks so much. I’m so busy right now with the book tour starting tomorrow. I have client books to format and more book covers to create. It’s a really busy time of the year. If I don’t make it to you and Sadje’s challenges, I will at the new year. โค๏ธ

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    1. Well, I have a book to format and a print book cover to create. I also have the two week blog tour for Fairies, Myths, & Magic II. I’ll be busy, but it’s all good. It keeps me out of trouble. LOL! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Stop by for my Fairies, Myths, & Magic II blog tour which starts tomorrow. There’s prizes… and yes, next year we will all write more poetry together. I’m busy, so that’s a good thing. ๐ŸŽ„

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