#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #258 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #ThemePrompt #Etheree

Hi everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, Iโ€™ve joined Colleenโ€™s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for poem based on the concepts of Memories:ย Sweet and Sour. Iโ€™ve written a stacked (or double) Etheree, which has ten lines in each stack in the following syllable count โ€ฆ 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1.

You can find Colleenโ€™s post HERE.



Entitled: New Girl on the Block



Fine talk


Led to believe

We were best of friends

Spent most days together

Found a lot of common ground

Drawn into the inner circle

We five went on summer holiday

Wine, loose lips, destroyed any illusion

Shocked, even your oldest friend gaped askance

Could you truly mean what you had said

To the strangers sat next to us

When asked how we had each met

Pity the disabled

Unattached woman

Faith undermined

Truth from drink

Fine talk



I hope you enjoyed this double Etheree. I tried to explore the sweet in the first half, and the sour in the second, and overall, take a look at how friendships are not always what they seem.

Have a lovely day! ๐Ÿ™‚


ยฉ Harmony Kent 2022


42 Comments on “#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #258 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #ThemePrompt #Etheree

    • Thatโ€™s great that you connected so well with it. Thanks, Selma ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  1. I have found through the years there are those I can, and those I cannot trust.
    I attempt to say far away from those with ‘loose lips’. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Your poem portraited the theme perfectly, Harmony. How sad when the sweetness of the friendship turned sour when betrayed. It’s powerful and well done.

  3. You did a wonderful job with the prompt, Harmony. That was creative how you divided the sweet from the sour. It left the poem with a clear sense of disillusionment with that friendship. Not everyone is who they seem. ๐Ÿ™

  4. Good show of what friendship is and isn’t. I think we all have known someone like that in our lifetime. Loved this Harmony and it made me mad at that person ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. What a powerful journey! The hopes and dreams — and then the reality. Fantastic take on the prompt, Harmony. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

  6. i found this poem to be very powerful and filled with honesty. Thank you for sharing.