#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #256 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #SpecificForm #Haiku

Hi everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, Iโ€™ve joined Colleenโ€™s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for a Haiku. Iโ€™ve used sunshine as my Kigo, as it can appear in any season.

You can find Colleenโ€™s post HERE.


Iโ€™ve chosen a Haiku in three lines of 2-3-2 syllables.



a foolโ€™s gold?

deep chill


I hope you enjoyed this short verse on how sunshine can fool us into thinking itโ€™s warm when itโ€™s something else, brrr ๐Ÿฅถ ย ๐Ÿ™‚


ยฉ Harmony Kent 2022


44 Comments on “#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #256 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #SpecificForm #Haiku

  1. The winter sun can be deceptive.
    For some reason, my comments on my tablet keep being rejected…hopefully this works!

    • Sorry you had problems. A lot of comments seem to be hitting problems on both WordPress and Blogger. Thanks so much for keeping on trying! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Harmony, this is an excellent haiku. There is a wonderful element of surprise here with sunshine, fool’s gold, and deep chill! I love the way this came together! <3

  3. Great poem, Harmony! That sunshine has tricked me a few times. We don’t get many cold days in South Florida, but when we do, that sun is always shining and playing innocent. Lol! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Wow, Harmony, your poem is stunning. You’ve captured the season in just a couple of well-chosen words. Beautiful!

  5. This is so true, Harmony. In South Africa, the sun usually shines, but some days have a bitter wind in the winter and it is very cold.

  6. When the snow is still on the ground… Even with the sun out – I check the outdoor thermostat reading. This morning at 7:30am it was 17F / -8 C. It’s warmed up at 9a to 21F/