#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #264 #Create Your Own @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #TheHarmonyTripytch

Hi everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, Iโ€™ve joined Colleenโ€™s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create our own syllabic poetry.

As ever, we need to avoid โ€˜ingโ€™ ending words if at all possible.

You can find Colleenโ€™s post HERE.

Iโ€™ve developed a 9 line poem in syllables that go up in threes. Iโ€™ve called this form The Harmony Triptych. It is titled and has a syllable count of 3-6-9-12-15-12-9-6-3, and a rhyming pattern of abacdcaba. It can be on any theme. For best visual effects, it should be centred.

To attempt to ensure I didnโ€™t inadvertently copy a current form, I checked this comprehensive poetry index: https://poetscollective.org/poetryforms/example-index/

Here is my poem:

City damaged in midst of storm and tornado


Seasons Lost

rain splatters
in horizontal wind
umbrellas wrong way torn to tatters
whatever happened to March winds, April showers
May flowers, summer sun, and all things in their proper season
for ages, whichever the month, the dark sky glowers
clouds race gales as storm batters
against nature weโ€™ve sinned
it matters


I hope you enjoyed this new form of syllabic poetry.ย Have a lovely day! ๐Ÿ™‚


ยฉ Harmony Kent 2022


40 Comments on “#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #264 #Create Your Own @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #TheHarmonyTripytch

    • Wow! Doing my happy dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ Thanks so much, Jan. Iโ€™m thrilled ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  1. That’s the wonderful thing about spring weather, turn around and it will change! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Enjoyed your new poetry form, Harmony- so talented!

  2. Weather is hard to predict, difficult to control and humans will continue to attempt to do both.

  3. Such a powerful poem, Harmony. As others have said, you always make your writing and creativity seem effortless. Well done, friend! <3 Thank you for sharing with us!

    • Aww, thanks so much, Mar! Thatโ€™s kind of you to say. โ€ฆ I keep trying to get notifications from your blog, but so far WordPress isnโ€™t playing ball. Iโ€™m looking for work arounds. Hugs ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Wow, Harmony. I enjoyed this form and the added challenge of the rhyme scheme. It seems like it would be hard, but you made it look effortless. And the message resonates too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Wow! Harmony, that’s just outstanding. Absolutely one of your best. I’m in love with it, and awed that you can deliver such a strong message in so few words. Bravo!

  6. This is a wonderful poem, Harmony. Such an important topic too.

  7. I love the name of your symbolic poem, Harmony ๐Ÿ™‚ Beautifully said and written!

    • Sospiro! Stay safe and warm, hun. So pleased you liked the poem. Thanks, Staci ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Thats an really irresistible new form. Beeing honest, the metrics looks to me like similar to Einsteins formula. Lol Thanks for sharing your answer to the challenge, Harmony! Have a beautiful week! xx Michael

    • Thatโ€™s great! Thanks, Michael! Have a beautiful week, too ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚