#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #251 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Cinquain #ButterflyCinquain

Hi everyone! Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for a butterfly cinquain on the theme of “Taste the Rainbow”. Pat (wildchild47) chose this week’s theme. Unfortunately, Pat’s websites are all deleted. I sure hope she’s okay.

You can find Colleen’s post HERE.

A butterfly cinquain has the following syllable format: 2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2


My poem is dark this week. Don’t ask why … I’m sitting here smiling! Although, I am sporting a few bruises … self-inflicted due to being extra clumsy lately! Perhaps that’s where my muse is sitting! 😉

Bruised sky with red clouds
Image courtesy of Laura Vinck via Unsplash


The many hues

Of Bruises which scar skin

The metallic taste of crimson

Of fog

Of rage of hurt of heart broken

Of dawn full of tumult


No more

40 Comments on “#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #251 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Cinquain #ButterflyCinquain

  1. The colours add the effect and drama to the piece, it’s an explosion, like a bruise blossoming and it’s so evocative, it’s great. I don’t think it’s “dark” – rather a balance – because the ending could be read as being full of determination or different choices, too. So all in all, it’s working very well. Enough details and yet a certain ambiguity left to us. 🙂

    And hey, what’s wrong with writing “dark”? LOL ….. You have to wade into the harder things, issues, feelings, etc. it in order to find the “turn” – the light, the hope, the silver lining. That’s only natural. And like isn’t it just sooo annoying when you venture there and have to say, no, really, I’m not all doom and gloom?! 😉 (I get that all the time from those who really know me (they worry) or others, who don’t really know me very well.)

    hope you have a wonderful weekend and are less bruised and upside-tumbled-spilled ….

    • Thanks so much, Pat. I’m glad you’re okay and sorry you’re having such a tough time lately. Sending love and hugs 💕🙂

  2. Many years ago I did the old step on the rake and got the pole right between my eyes…
    I try not to be clumsy… but sometimes I rush.
    Bruises have rainbow colors especially when they are healing!
    Soaking in epsom salts help me… Heal quickly 🙂 ~Jules

  3. Powerful poem, Harmony, and a great picture to go along with it. The sky does look bruised and sorry for all yours! The metallic taste of crimson is such a great image and I could almost taste it.

    • I do tend to like dark, despite my sunny disposition 😂 So happy you like it. Thanks, Staci 💕🙂

  4. This poem is powerful, Harmony. It is dark but honest and that comes through! Great job!

  5. I think your poem is strong and fabulous rather than dark. The speaker sounds resolute in his or her decision to move forward.

    Wow, that image is beautiful.

  6. Powerful writing, Harmony. I could taste the color, feel its impact. “no more” – perfect! 💗

  7. I love using a color in poetry! Well done on drawing me into your words, Harmony. Be safe. I have to tell myself to slow down. 😂❤️

    • Using colour gave me a surprise this week, that’s for sure! I seem clumsy even in slow mo these days 😂 Thanks, Colleen 💕🙂

    • Thanks so much, Diana! Sorry about the chills, but I’m happy it had that effect too 😉💕🙂