#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #2-31-05-22 #SHAREYOURDAY @ColleenChesebro #Kerf

Hi everyone! πŸ™‚

Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on our day.

You can find Colleen’s post HERE.


Image by SEBASTIEN MARTY from Pixabay

Flash Flood


Carried down the river

Torrent of sudden flash flood

Float on my back, looking for the rainbow


The shock makes me shiver

This rain of pain isn’t good

Though what can I do but go with the flow


Sunshine all day forecast

Not out of control deluge

Knocked off my feet, which only goes to showΒ 


Good or bad, it won’t last

Plans can’t provide a refuge

Trust yourself and let your inner sun glow


Today, I chose a Kerf:

  • 12 lines made up of 4 tercets;
  • syllabic: 6/7/10 per line;
  • rhymed: rhyme scheme abc abc dec dec.


Yesterday went somewhat awry. One thing happened that cascaded into another, and before I knew it, all plans were off. Amusingly, my day matched the weather. The morning started sunny, as forecast, then turned into heavy rain and flash floods. From an active start, I ended up needing to rest and take medication for a deluge of pain. By the evening, the sun had returned in its full brilliance … a gorgeous reminder of what can happen when we embrace the storm and go with the flow.

I hope you enjoyed today’s poetry. Have a lovely day! πŸ™‚


Β© Harmony Kent 2022


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DG Kaye

I loved your poem Harmony. And I’m so glad the sun did come out for you. <3


Fitting for a true flood or a flood of emotions that seem out of control.
There is that saying; Make plans and the Higher Powers will just laugh πŸ˜‰

[…] Harmony Kent […]


For sure, we need to go with the flow, a little rain can be as much pleasure as the sunshine.

Colleen Chesebro

Harmony, I hope your days improved through the week. I’ve had some down days myself, but am slowing coming around on Saturday. I can’t thank you enough for sharing the posts on Twitter. I appreciate you! <3

Ruth Klein

Hope the rest of your week got better!!

Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Hi Harmony, this is a most interesting poem. I am sorry you had a lot of pain and had to rest. I’ve also had a bad health week with my blood pressure spiking a few times.


This is beautiful, an acceptance of life πŸ’œπŸ’œ

Diana Peach

I love that last line, Harmony. Such strength and resilience. A beautiful poem.

Mae Clair

Loved the message in this one, Harmony. Something to remember on a daily basis. Great job!

Joan Hall

Very visual, Harmony. Life doesn’t always go as we’d like it to, but we can choose to go with the flow.


Extraordinary poem, Harmony. Going with the flow is not easy, but you manage it in ways most of us can not. Thank you for being beautiful you. πŸ’—

Jacquie Biggar

I’m sorry you had a bad day yesterday, Harmony. {{hugs}}


I love THE style and YOUR style, Harmony. ❀️

Annette Rochelle Aben

inner sun… what a lovely image

Jan Sikes

Embrace The Storm…I love that, Harmony. This is a powerful poem!

D.L. Finn

What a challenging format that you handled so well. Sorry your day took a turn but glad it turned around when you went with it.

Yvette M Calleiro

a gorgeous reminder of what can happen when we embrace the storm and go with the flow.” Love that, Harmony! Great poem, as always! πŸ™‚

john howell

I’m sorry for your pain but your poem is wonderful, Harmony. I’m glad the sun came out.

Molly Shea

Some days the best we can do is to go with the flow. I enjoyed this poem very much.


A great one, Harmony. But, honestly do not ask my about the syllables and the metric “Kerf”. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the explaination. xx Michael

Marcia Meara

Beautiful and beautifully meaningful, Harmony! And here’s to days with less rain and more sunshine, especially where you health is concerned. πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ€—

Staci Troilo

Great poem, Harmony. Love the ending!

Priscilla Bettis

I’m glad sunny skies returned to your body. I can see the events unfolding in your poem, excellent read!