TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 313, 3/28/23


短歌 火曜日

In case you missed last week’s poetry, here are the poet’s links from the 3/21/23 Ekphrastic Poetry challenge:

1.ladyleemanila11.E.A. Colquitt21.Jude
2.Reena Saxena12.Elizabeth22.D. Wallace Peach
3.willowdot2113.Pankaj Kumar23.kittysverses
4.tuba Sarwat14.Balroop Singh24.Kerfe
5.tuba Sarwat15.Luanne Castle25.Jules
6.Gwen Plano16.ben Alexander26.wildchild47
7.Mark Bozeman17.Melissa Lemay27.Merril D. Smith
8.Yvette M Calleiro18.AJ28.Ruth Klein
9.sangeetha19.Li/ Lisa29.Robbie Cheadle
10.Britta Benson20.Paula Light30.You’re next!

Our poetry community brings poets together from all around the world. What does it look like where you live?

Here in Michigan, spring is struggling to take hold. I can feel the cold winds hanging around the edges of the day. Even though the sun is out, the day is chilly.

This week, share the view outside your window by writing a poem in syllabic form. If you write a freestyle form, please add a syllabic form to your post. Have fun!

April is National Poetry Month. Here’s the link for NaPoWritMo for 2023, and the NaGloPoWritMo link.

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

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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.

43 thoughts on “TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 313, 3/28/23

  1. A beautiful turnout, Colleen! Spring has sprung in my neck of the woods, and we have new baby doves in one of our hanging plants. Just two cute for words. We’re still dealing with plumbing issues but I’ll back into the swing eventually. 💖

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  2. I’m excited to join the group tomorrow. I tried a shahai for each photo. I hope I did it right. 🙂 I look forward to reading the others for inspiration. It’s amazing how much we’ve learned and developed our syllabic poems under your leadership. Even when I don’t join in Tanka Tuesday, I often use syllabic poems. They have become a go-to for me.

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