#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #264 #Create Your Own @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #TheHarmonyTripytch
Hi everyone! 🙂
Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create our own syllabic poetry.
As ever, we need to avoid ‘ing’ ending words if at all possible.
You can find Colleen’s post HERE.
I’ve developed a 9 line poem in syllables that go up in threes. I’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 didn’t inadvertently copy a current form, I checked this comprehensive poetry index: https://poetscollective.org/poetryforms/example-index/
Here is my poem:
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 we’ve sinned
I hope you enjoyed this new form of syllabic poetry. Have a lovely day! 🙂
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