#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 323, 6/6/2023

  • From the chart: choose a color and use the color in your syllabic poem.Also: Choose ONE word from the descriptions under the color you chose, and add it to your syllabic poem.Remember, if you write a freestyle poem, please include a syllabic form along with it.
  • Mangos – Tanka Poetry

    Red-ripe mangos hang
    In a tree full of treasure
    Hoping they will fall
    Strength of the tree gives me life
    A reminder to grow free

    ©2023 CBialczak

    I wrote this because there are three trees, in different yards, that I walk by in the mornings. The trees are so full of ripe mangos and I yearn to jump up and grab them or bring back a broom and whack them out of the trees. I don’t know the owners so I won’t be doing either but there is so much there it pains me to watch them go to waste. A few months ago, in a different yard, there was a tree full of grapefruit. I wish I could pick any of them. If my fruit trees start to grow so much fruit I will put it out by my mailbox to share with others for free.

    #TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 321, 5/23/23

    This week’s challenge is to write a specific form with a twist! https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2023/05/23/tankatuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-321-5-23-23/

    Write an acrostic poem with a syllable count of 8, 9, or 10 syllables per line (all the same, or a mixture of syllable counts, is fine).

    Next Tuesday, May 31st, I will be presenting the scholarship in my son’s name, to two graduates of his high school. The Joseph Bialczak Excellence in Mathematics Scholarship. This was made to honor his legacy. ❤️


    Letting the world know you were here
    Engaging your memory often
    Grasp the impact you had on others’ lives
    Asking the world to remember you
    Carrying memories day to day
    Your memory will live forever

    ©2023 CBialczak



    This week I will try Rhyming Wave https://poetscollective.org/poetryforms/rhyming-wave/

    This form was made by Katharine L. Sparrow and I really love it! I just found it out of the blue!

    Without You

    a rainy day is nothing new
    nothing, nothing, nothing new
    just like a rainbow pouring through
    just like a ray of hope

    I cling to you like knotted rope
    knotted, knotted, knotted rope
    I think and love and try to cope
    I think and know love’s true

    I’m blue the days I’m without you
    without, without, without you
    A day of darkness seems so blue
    A day of agony

    we fit together perfectly
    perfect, perfect, perfectly
    Without you I can’t bear to be
    without you I am lost

    A rainy day is nothing new
    without you I am lost.

    ©2021 CBialczak Poetry


    To participate click here: https://wordcraftpoetry.com/category/tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenges/

    WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! This week, Kerfe Roig selected the words: “mingle and drift“ PLEASE support the other poets by visiting blogs and leaving comments. Peer reviews help poets perfect their writing craft. Remember… sharing is caring. For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in the forms defined on the Poetry Challenge Cheat sheet below: View Cheatsheet


    Walking through the day  

    Without a care in the world  

    Drifting like a moth  

    Dancing before mingling flames  

    With no need to stay or go 

    ©2020 CBialczak Poetry