#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 301, 1/3/23


Welcome to a new year of writing syllabic poetry. Please read the rules, updated for the new year, 2023 HERE.

Practicing with synonyms is a great way to choose the perfect word for the meaning you’re trying to convey in your poem. Try Thesaurus.com 💛

Back by popular demand, our first poetry challenge of 2023 is to write your poem by selecting synonyms for the two words below. Do not use the two words—synonyms only.

New & Experience

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

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 poets’ work.

Like and leave a comment below if you choose to do so.

The screenshot below shows what the #TankaTuesday Mr. Linky looks like inside. Add your name and the URL of your post. Click the box about the privacy policy. 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.

NOTE: If you are reading this post from the WP READER, Mr. Linky will not show on the post. Please go directly to the post on wordcraftpoetry.com to add your post link.

The comments on this post close in two weeks.

Now, have fun and write some 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, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’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.

53 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 301, 1/3/23

        1. Good. It’s only if you read the post in the WP Reader. The link isn’t there. WP said it’s because it’s an inline HTML link. ??? They turned it over to their “engineers” to figure out why it doesn’t work. 🤦🏼‍♀️

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    1. I think WP is screwed up again. I had to go to the post to see the comments as I don’t receive half of them. It’s crazy. But, I’m glad you saw my post. Do you have to subscribe to wordcraftpoetry.com again? I noticed a lot of people were doing that.

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  1. One of my goals this year is to write more poetry. I have learned so much from you over the years and still use the cheat sheet regularly for trying new things or poetry forms that I haven’t written for a while. My post will go live tomorrow morning as part of Natalie’s Coffee Share and KL’s Write Photo. Hope to see much more of you this year, my friend. )

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