Category Archives: Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenges

2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 204, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? This month’s theme is a haiku written by Sue Vincent: clouds cover the moon, beyond dawn’s pale horizon sun rises unseen ©2020 Sue Vincent Please use the above haiku to inspire your own syllabic poetry. There’s a lot to unpack in these

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#TANKATUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 202, #SYNONYMSONLY

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This week, Kat Myrman, from Like Mercury Colliding, selected the words: Imagine & Gratitude On the Monday before the next challenge, I’ll select a poem and share it on my blog as part of the Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars. Whoever I pick will choose the words for next month’s challenge! For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you

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#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 201, #POET’SCHOICE

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s election day and the first of the month! YOU know what that means! Word Crafters, choose your own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to you! WAIT… Are you looking for inspiration for your syllabic poetry? Find an image on Pixabay.com or experiment with “found poetry” to find some inspiration. Another option

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2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 200, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! HAPPY HALLOWEEN WEEK I’ve asked the experts to put a poetry writing spell on you! This is our 200th Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge! Happy Poetry Writing! It’s the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Marsha Ingrao from last month’s challenge picked the theme. This month’s theme is: On the Monday

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COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 199 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT OR #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Since we skipped last week’s challenge for the Carrot Ranch Double Ennead Poetry Challenge, we’ll combine two challenges this week! You can choose the Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt provided by Trent McDonald, or you can choose the #SynonymsOnly challenge using the words “MOVE & MAKE” provided by David Ellis. OR… You can do both! It’s up to you

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COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 198, #POET’SCHOICE

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! DON’T FORGET! The October 13, 2020 poetry challenge will feature the Carrot Ranch Rodeo poetry challenge! Carrot Ranch is famous for 99-word flash fiction, so I created a form called the Double Ennead, a 99 syllable form to challenge your word skills! There’s a few surprises with this form and the chance to win $25 for

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COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 197, #SPECIFICFORM: Tanka

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the fifth Tuesday of the month! This is our chance to work with a specific syllabic poetry form. So, take this opportunity to learn more about the particular form. You can use any subject, theme, or words to convey your message. This week’s form is: TANKA Here’s a quick review of the tanka form: TANKA

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COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 196, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Happy Mabon! Today is the Autumnal Equinox! It’s the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Franci Hoffman, aka Eugi’s Causerie II, from last month’s challenge picked the theme. This month’s theme is: The Night Sky On the Monday before the next challenge, I’ll select a poem and share it on

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COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 195 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It’s the third week of the month! Time for an Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). Lisa Thompson, from last month’s challenge, has provided the photo for this month’s challenge: For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in the forms defined on the Poetry Challenge Cheatsheet (click

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