#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 302, 1/10/23


短歌 火曜日

In case you missed last week’s poetry, here are the poet’s links from the 1/3/23 synonyms only challenge:

1.sangeetha8.Gwen Plano15.ben Alexander
2.Cheryl9.Jules16.Yvette M Calleiro
3.AJ10.Kerfe17.Ruth Klein
4.Annette Rochelle Aben11.The Versesmith18.kittysverses
5.Sylvia Cognac12.Colleen Chesebro19.Rachel-Hanley-Jones
6.Li/ Lisa13.willowdot21  
7.ladyleemanila14.Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr  

This week’s challenge is a photo prompt. This year, I’ve asked my friend, and photographer, Terri Webster Schrandt, from secondwindleisure.com to share her photos with us for inspiration. Terri runs a weekly photo challenge called Sunday Stills. Check it out HERE.

Terri says: “We have so much snow in Eastern Washington this year! This is a view of my house from down the street. The small mountain peaks that you see are just north of us a few miles. Not really high in elevation (just under 3000f). but after two winters here, I’ve never seen them like this.”

Write your poem using the photo as your inspiration.

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

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Read and comment on some of your fellow poets’ work.

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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, 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.

56 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 302, 1/10/23

      1. I liked that too. I’m blogging on Tuesdays, so I have to figure out how to time things. I may just be late every week, which doesn’t bother me… as long as I write. Are you still doing the ekphrastic challenges on the 3rd week or switching them around?

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  1. What a beautiful image, Colleen. I am so far behind. I had issues with my smaller blog and had to get help from WP’s support staff to help me fix it. Hopefully, I’ll be back on track soon. 💖

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      1. I tried the Stewart FSE theme because it has a side bar and it seemed easier to set up this time around but I didn’t like the way it looked. The images are huge and I can’t adjust them.

        Somehow, on my smaller blog, the inactive widgets duplicated themselves and when tried to delete them, my changes wouldn’t update. Plus, I kept seeing the message ‘Welcome to blocks’ when I accessed the widget portion of the customizer. Finally, they had to be deleted by the happiness engineers which I had to persuade them to do so. He or she told me I might need them later and I replied not 5 of the same widget. So, it is finally fixed, hopefully. Whew! 🙂

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        1. Good grief. I watched a video yesterday where the image block was supposed to stretch for a theme header. It didn’t do it. The technician had to submit it for review… So, the FSE is clearly not ready for prime time. I can’t stand how ugly and plain the themes are. The old themes are shrinking. Soon we will be forced into using their ugly themes because that will be all there is. They retired a bunch of themes again. I’m really fustrated with WP.

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    1. Hi, Selma. I got rid of the spammers by closing the comments on my posts after two weeks. Now, I don’t get spam. In December I had 800 in one day!! Happy New Year, friend. 🧡


  2. Hi Colleen, Happy 2023. I am glad your prompts are back, as I haven’t written any syllabic poetry since you took a break. Thank you for this lovely picture…so inspiring! Your prompts are the best, they always kick my muse. 😀🥰


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