#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #257 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt #Etheree

Hi everyone! πŸ™‚

Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for an Ekphrastic poem, which today, uses a photo prompt as the art form. I’ve written a stacked (or double) Etheree, which has ten lines in each stack in the following syllable count … 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1.

You can find Colleen’s post HERE.

The picture prompt is …

 

The Crystal Ball is a charming painting from John William Waterhouse which features a plethora of influences from Renaissance architecture to British Pre-Raphaelites like Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais. ~ via John William Waterhouse
The Crystal Ball is a charming painting from John William Waterhouse which features a plethora of influences from Renaissance architecture to British Pre-Raphaelites like Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais. ~ via John William Waterhouse

 

Entitled: Nagging Noggin

 

Hey

Yes you

Listen up

I’m a spirit

Who perceives all things

your useless crystal ball

Reflects your sorrowful face

May as well be a paperweight

You ought to listen to your beau’s skull

Else your murder of him will be for naught

A king’s promise means a king’s betrayal

An innocent maid such as yourselfΒ 

Cannot be blamed for her blind trust

To ignore me adds insult

To grievous injury

Outside, yon swordsman

Awaits my love

To silence

Your lips

Kill

 

I hope you enjoyed this bit of fun in Etheree. Have a lovely day! πŸ™‚

 

Β© Harmony Kent 2022

 

42 Comments on “#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #257 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt #Etheree

  1. Oh, he knows what she’s made of and now she better listen to what he said, or else. Eerie. How fabulous, your mind. Thanks for sharing. Too good. Read twice.

    • That’s awesome! So delighted you enjoyed the poem so much! Thanks, Selma. Grinning from ear to ear πŸ’•πŸ™‚πŸ˜

    • So pleased you enjoyed the poem. I sure hope she listens … Thanks, Denise πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Harmony, this is a terrific take on the prompt. Very King Arthurish and I always loved that story.

    • I had fun with this, and I HAD to write it from the skull’s point of view. So happy you enjoyed it. Thanks, Robbie πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  3. Oh this is brilliant, Harmony! You took on the persona of the spirit, giving the woman advice. LOL! I love your creativity! Great fun! <3

  4. You did a wonderful job on this challenge, Harmony. I really like your poem and the way you’ve truly captured the picture. The picture is lovely, as well.

  5. OH MY. I had to laugh at where you went with this one, Harmony. She needs to get rid of that crystal ball! Thanks for the fun read and excellent interpretation of the artwork. LOL

    • I chuckled away as each line revealed itself. So pleased you enjoyed it. Thanks, Diana πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  6. What an amazing poem, Harmony! You created a full story using the elements. Extraordinary! πŸ’—

  7. Wow, I love how you employed so many elements of the photo and took it a step beyond, Harmony. Fantastic poem and skillfully presented.