#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #261 #PhotoPrompt @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Etheree
Hi everyone! 🙂
Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for any syllabic form based on a photo prompt.
You can find Colleen’s post HERE.
Diana Peach chose this week’s image …
I’ve chosen an inverted Etheree as it resembles an hourglass. This form uses ten lines X2 with a syllable count of 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10. An Etheree is titled and doesn’t rhyme.
Entitled: Cognitive Illusion
This non-existent thing bends and stretches
With no substance it runs us ragged
keeps our money behind locked safes
Tells us when to wake or sleep
When to eat when to fast
When to go to work
Slow or fast
Break the fallacy
Of this vicious cycle
This fake man-made entity
Watch the sands drain from the hourglass
Rely instead on Mother Nature
The sun and moon and the tide’s ebb and flow
I hope you enjoyed this inverted Etheree.
Have a lovely day! 🙂
© Harmony Kent 2022