#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #252 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #PhotoPrompt #Tanka

Hi everyone! Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for a verse using metaphor and allegory from a photo supplied by Lisa – The Versesmith.

You can find Colleen’s post HERE.

I have chosen a Tanka, which has the following syllable format: 5-7-5-7-7

Purple aster with butterfly

Growing pains of life
No safe perch when you’re not you
Stop!—smell the flowers
Make time for vulnerable
Self-reflection transforms us

28 Comments on “#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #252 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #PhotoPrompt #Tanka

  1. A most powerful poem, Harmony. So much truth in those few short lines. Fantastic! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Insightful, Harmony 🙂 Yes, self reflection does transforms us just like the caterpillar.

  3. A beautiful poem, Harmony. I agree that self reflection is vital to perspective and balance.

  4. Very nice take on the photo, and so true. I would be a precarious perch to try to keep being something you’re not.

  5. Harmony, this is wonderful. I can tell you read between the lines… this is what I was looking for. What a wonderful message for us all! <3