#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.


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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


46 Comments on “#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #2-31-05-22 #SHAREYOURDAY @ColleenChesebro #Kerf

  1. 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˜‰

  2. 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

    • I hope you’re doing better. Thanks, Colleen. Hugs πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  3. 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.

    • So sorry about your blood pressure, Robbie, and hope things settle down soon for you. Hugs πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  4. 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’—

    • Thanks Jacquie. Hugs always appreciated! Hugs your way too πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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™‚

    • Thanks so much, John! Delighted you enjoyed the poem πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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

    • No quizzes today, lols! πŸ˜‰Thanks so much, Michael. Hugs πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  9. 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€—

    • Thanks so much, Priscilla. The weather provided the perfect accompaniment! πŸ’•πŸ™‚