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

Hi everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, Iโ€™ve joined Colleenโ€™s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for poem based on colour. Iโ€™ve written a Diatelle, whichย has fifteen lines in the following syllable count โ€ฆ 1-2-3-4-6-8-10-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1, and a rhyme rhythm of abbcbccaccbcbba.

You can find Colleenโ€™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

Iโ€™d not checked

youโ€™d keptย 



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

Have a lovely day! ๐Ÿ™‚


ยฉ Harmony Kent 2022


30 Comments on “#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #259 @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Colour #TasteTheRainbow #Diatelle

  1. 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

  2. Incredible poem, Harmony. Its depth was even more profound when I read it aloud the second time. Amazing! ๐Ÿ’—

  3. 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!

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

  5. blue
    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…


    • Fantastic! I can really see the rap in your quote! Thanks, David. Iโ€™m doing well, thanks for checking! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

    • I had fun with this one! And a tough time keeping track of the rhyme sequence ๐Ÿ˜‚ Thanks, John ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

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

    • Lols ๐Ÿ˜‚ They sure could! So glad you enjoyed the poem. Thanks, Michael ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚