#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #259 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Colour #TasteTheRainbow #Diatelle

Hi everyone! πŸ™‚

Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for poem based on colour. I’ve written a Diatelle, whichΒ has fifteen lines in the following syllable count … 1-2-3-4-6-8-10-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1, and a rhyme rhythm of abbcbccaccbcbba.

You can find Colleen’s post HERE.



Entitled: Rueful




heart is wrecked

what to live for?

I ask in retrospect

wild waves carried me far from shore

what is it about me you so abhor?

I failed to achieve analytical review

the lost relationship like a swing door

was life with me such a sore chore?

silly me to expect

kindness or more

I’d not checked

you’d keptΒ 



I hope you enjoyed this Diatelle. This is the first time I’ve explored this poetic, syllabic form.

Have a lovely day! πŸ™‚


Β© Harmony Kent 2022


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Wow! This is a powerful poem, Harmony. You did so well with this form. The rhyming still gives me fits sometimes. LOL! You handled it with no trouble. <3

Staci Troilo

That’s a new form for me. I really like it, and I enjoyed your poem very much. Great job!

Gwen Plano

Incredible poem, Harmony. Its depth was even more profound when I read it aloud the second time. Amazing! πŸ’—

Yvette M Calleiro

That was great, Harmony! I don’t think I’m ready for something so complex, but it’s definitely going on my list of forms to try in the future. πŸ™‚

Jane Aguiar

It’s a new form for me. I enjoyed your poem. It has lovely rhythm. Great work, dear Harmony πŸ’•


Hi Harmony, beautiful poem! I like the ‘wild waves carry me far from the shore’ yes! the sound of the waves takes my mind far away to places I miss so much!

Roberta EAton Cheadle

A great job with the poetic form and the prompt, Harmony.

D.L. Finn

I’ve only tried this once, I’m so impressed with what you came up with Harmony. It flowed like the ocean. xo

ben Alexander

heart is wrecked
what to live for?
I ask in retrospect

Wow, Harmony – I love this. It’s almost like a rap! So well done! I hope you’re feeling okay…


Joan Hall

Wow! I’m impressed. I couldn’t keep track of the syllables, much less the writing pattern. You did a fantastic job!

Priscilla Bettis

What a cool poetic form. I read it twice, once for the form, once for the emotional color-poem!

Annette R Aben

Enjoyed the form AND the poetic way you crafted it! Well done, Harmony.

john howell

It was a good form and poem, Harmony. Clearly, you enjoyed composing it.


Beautiful, Harmony! Before, i always thought words with -elle at the end are representing some kind of pasta. Lol xx Michael


I hope she finds a way to move on!