#Tanka Tuesday Challenge – World Peace by D.G. Kaye

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#Tanka Tuesday Challenge

Tanka Tuesday Challenge


This week’s poetry challenge from Colleen Chesebro asks that we create a poem using any of the style choices stated in the rules. Colleen has given us two word prompts to include in our poems – Love and Time, using only synonyms for those two words.



Clocks do not stand still Tanka


For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge you can write your poem in one of the forms defined below. Click on the links to learn about each form:


HAIKU IN ENGLISH 5/7/5 syllable structure. A Haiku is written about seasonal changes, nature, and change in general.

TANKA IN ENGLISH 5/7/5/7/7 syllable structure. Your Tanka will consist of five lines written in the first-person point of view. This is important because the poem should be written from the perspective of the poet.

HAIBUN IN ENGLISH Every Haibun must begin with a title. Haibun prose is composed of short, descriptive paragraphs, written in the first-person singular.

The text unfolds in the present moment, as though the experience is occurring now rather than yesterday or some time ago. In keeping with the simplicity of the accompanying haiku or tanka poem, all unnecessary words should be pared down or removed. Nothing must ever be overstated.

The poetry never tries to repeat, quote, or explain the prose. Instead, the poetry reflects some aspect of the prose by introducing a different step in the narrative through a microburst of detail. Thus, the poetry is a sort of juxtaposition – different yet somehow connected.

Cinquain ALSO: Check out the Cinquain variations listed here: Cinquain-Wikipedia These are acceptable methods to use. Please list the form you use so we can learn from you. 

Senryu in English 5/7/5 syllable structure. A Senryu is written about love, a personal event, and have IRONY present. Click the link to learn the meaning of irony.


Visit Colleen’s blog HERE to read more and join the challenge.

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  1. Very inspiring. Here is to hoping! Thanks, Debby!

    1. Thanks so much Olga. 🙂 x

  2. VEry good poem, Debby. Congratulations.

    1. Oh thanks so much Robbie. I think I’m getting a feel for these, so much appreciated. 🙂

  3. Fantastic Tanka Debby… #inspiring ♥

    1. Thanks so much Sal. I’m getting hooked on these <3

  4. There are so many ways to write poetry–as prose. I love your poem, as well as the image. Both speak volumes.

    1. Thanks Jacqui. I’m glad you could hear me loud and clear. 🙂

  5. Beautiful poem, Debby. We all join the shouting. <3

    1. Amen Miriam. And thank you. <3

  6. What an inspiring Tanka poem, Sis. I really love the message. <3

    1. Thank you so much Sis <3 xox

  7. Hi Debby – that’s a great poem and if I had time … I should ‘hang around’ and understand more of these poetic types. But love your take on the style … cheers Hilary

    1. Thanks so much Hilary. When you have time, Colleen’s examples are listed on her page how each version works. 🙂 x

  8. Love this, sis. <3

    1. Thanks Sis <3

  9. What beautiful sentiment, Debby! I love it, it’s very inspiring! Another perfect Tanka. <3 xx

    1. Thank you so much Vashti – the Haiku queen, lol. <3 xxx

      1. Ha, ha! Thank you! Hugs & kisses! <3 xx

  10. Time keeps on going and we CAN make a difference xo I love this poem, Debby.

    1. Thank you my lovely poet friend. <3 xx

  11. Lovely! Welcome to the world of Poets Deb, Love your step by step climb. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Balroop 🙂

  12. Debby, you are so talented! I love your poems. <3

    1. Wow, thank you so much Carol. <3

  13. So beautiful, Debby. You are a poet at heart. <3 I'm so glad you're doing these challenges. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for the kudos Diana. Much appreciated. 🙂 x

  14. I applaud the message of your beautiful poem, Debby. The image enhances your presentation too.

    1. Thanks so much Norah. I may be getting addicted to these. I just loved the photo. It sang to me. 🙂 xx

  15. Really good, Debby! 🙂

    1. Thanks bunches Jennie 🙂 x

  16. Wonderful Debby… And yes the world is shouting louder than ever..
    Love and Peace always sent your way my friend
    <3 Hugs <3

    1. Thanks again Sue. Yes, the message is getting louder!! Love and peace to you too my friend. <3 xxxx

  17. Beautiful, poignant message, Debby. Thanks so much for sharing. XO

    1. Thank YOU so much Natalie. <3 xx

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