#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 306, 2/7/23


短歌 火曜日

Sorry! I’ve had some computer issues… Here is this week’s challenge! 🌹

In case you missed last week’s poetry, here are the poet’s links from the 1/31/23 random words challenge:

1.ben Alexander9.Colleen Chesebro17.Kerfe
2.Reena Saxena10.Paula Light18.Mark Bozeman
3.willowdot2111.The Versesmith19.Mark Bozeman
4.Britta Benson12.Balroop Singh20.Pamelap
5.Elizabeth13.Gwen Plano21.Ken Hume
6.Li/ Lisa14.D. L. Finn22.Yvette M Calleiro
7.AJ15.Jules23.Ruth Klein
Robbie Cheadle
Keerthi’s Blog

This week’s challenge is a photo prompt. 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: “This is a filtered version of a rose I photographed at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland.”

It’s February, the month of love. But writing a love poem is so much more than pouring our feelings out on a piece of paper or through a keyboard.

Robert Burns uses the literary device of imagery as he makes the connection between love and a red rose. Read the summary of literary devices he uses in “A Red, Red Rose” HERE.

“A Red, Red Rose”

By Robert Burns

O my luve's like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June;
O my luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly played in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry.

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun:
O I will love thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only luve,
And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my luve,
Though it were ten thousand mile.


(syllable count for this poem: 9 6 9 6  8 7 9 6  8 7 8 7  9 6 9 7)

❤️ Check out the cinquain love poems HERE ❤️

🌹 Writers.com shares some great tips for writing love poetry. 🌹

🌹 ROSE MEANINGS 🌹 What does a rose symbolize?

🌹🌹🌹 This week… Create your poem using the photo as your inspiration. Write about whatever the rose inspires in you. 🌹🌹🌹

Remember, if you write a freestyle poem (please include on the same post) a syllabic poem that links the two together in interesting ways.

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


traveldailylife.com/syllables (correct link)



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

Please 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 written in green script below:

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.

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.

Mr Linky:

Now, have fun and write some syllabic poetry!

54 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 306, 2/7/23”

    1. You’re welcome. I like figuring out the technique behind the success of the poem. I recently started checking the syllable counts from the poems of many of the geat poets. I was surprised to see how consistent their syllables were per line and stanza! Who knew?

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  1. Beautiful prompt, Colleen. Thank you for everything you do to spur creativity. BTW, I’m having computer problems too. Let’s hope the computer fairy visits both of us soon. 🤗

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    1. How crazy. I got a new computer so that helps. But, WP throws me for a loop. I schedule posts and they don’t post. It’s been strange for awhile now. Fingers crossed your issues clear up, Gwen. 💛


  2. I’m glad you resolved your computer woes, Colleen. That rose is gorgeous and I hope I can contribute. I’ve been behind for 2 weeks and still trying to catch up. 💖

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  3. My friend Goff saw my poem for this prompt, Colleen, and he shared it with me in the comment section of my blog. Here’s the link to his poem:


    I directed him to your Mr. Linky, but he’s not good with technology, and he doesn’t understand how to use it. If you want to add his link to Mr. Linky yourself, feel free – otherwise, don’t worry about it 🙂


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