#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE Poet’s Choice @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro

Hi everyone! Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, and I’ve written a Haiku I believe most creatives will relate to. You can find her post HERE.


Below is my long Haiku in 7-5-7 syllabic format.

night zaps energy

though quiet you use too much



clock with woman in thinking pose and cogs inside head
Image by chenspec from Pixabay

I don’t know about you, but my most creative time is that space between sleeping and waking or waking and sleeping. So often, my creativity flares and steals any chance of sleep, lols 😂🙂

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Sarah Brentyn

You’re right, I can relate. Unfortunately.

(and my “to do” list) wakes up
when sleep is desired

😉 Great poem!

Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Hi Harmony, a great poem. I don’t have this problem. My creativity is well trained to know that it has its time and place in my life, just like everything else. I once compared by muse to a sergeant major.

sally cronin

With you on those creative spaces in our awareness Harmony… many of my short stories and poetry are conceived within them.. lovely haiku.. I like the 17 syllables and as Colleen says they allow you to flesh out the intent of the poem.. ♥

Yvette M Calleiro

Great poem, Harmony! I find that moment right before waking has my imagination in overdrive. The challenge is writing it down before it slips away. Lol!


Harmony – how is your verse a long haiku at a syllable count of 5,7,5?

It is true that quiet oft leads to imagination overload! 🙂

Jan Sikes

I totally agree about those in-between moments, Harmony. And you captured it perfectly with this poem!

Joan Hall

Oh, I agree. It’s those in-between moments when creativity often strikes. Times when I need to sleep. Nice haiku, Harmony.

Mae Clair

I’m the same way with those creative moments at night in the “between” hours. You’re poem captured it perfectly.

Colleen Chesebro

I think you hit on a poetic truth, Harmony. When my mind wanders or rests, I suppose, is when I get the best inspiration. I work out plots and issues during sleep. I need to stop doing that and just sleep! LOL! I also like the haiku written in this form. My research into haiku said around twelve syllables, but not how they had to be placed per line. However, I also like the 5-7-5 form because the extra syllables (17) help to write your poem. You are a natural at this syllabic poetry! <3

D.L. Finn

You nailed that moment, Harmony. Once that imagination kicks in sleep is gone! Loved this xo

john howell

Lovely, Harmony. I like the creative breakthroughs at 3:00 AM. Sometimes I even remember them.


We are in company, Harmony! Lol But when I wake up after one of the many naps I always don’t know where I am right away. Have a nice weekend! xx Michael

Kymber Hawke

Sooo true! I love it.

Marcia Meara

Very cool, and TOO true, Harmony! Well done! 🤗💖

Staci Troilo

I’m a bit of an insomniac, so I get it. It’s when I’m too tired to work but too awake to rest that the best ideas come.


Hi Harmony, I know exactly what you are saying, the same here. It’s like we give space to our soul to speak up in between that time. Beautiful poem!


Mostly I lose sleep wondering if my creativity will ever flare again. LOL
Gigantic Hugs