#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

 

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Jude

Wonderful story in the etheree. Great read.

D. Avery

That was fun, in a murderous sort of way. Great point of view! Now we get the real story.

Elizabeth

I love the fast pace of it!

Balroop Singh

Wow! What a story Harmony! I love your imaginative skills! Well done.

Yvette M Calleiro

LOL! That was so much fun, Harmony! I loved it. You told a whole story in those lines. Well done! πŸ™‚

Joan Hall

Wow! Interesting take on the photo prompt. Great job!

Selma Martin

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.

D.L. Finn, Author

This is great, Harmony πŸ™‚ I wonder if she will listen…

Roberta Eaton Cheadle

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

Miriam Hurdle

Oh, wow, what a punch line of your fantastic poem, Harmony! I was wondering where it was going! Etheree is fun to write!

Colleen

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

Mar

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.

theindieshe

Loved the way the story unfolded!
Awesome!

Jan Sikes

Wow! That is amazing, Harmony! You did a fantastic job with this challenge.

john howell

What fun, Harmony. 😁

Annette R Aben

Ooh, that is so visual! Cool beans, Harmony!!

Diana Peach

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

Staci Troilo

Wow. That last line/word really grabs you. Fabulous job with the prompt.

Gwen Plano

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

Priscilla Bettis

Oooo, Harmony, I got the chills reading this. Excellent response to the image prompt!

Mae Clair

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