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

Hi everyone! πŸ™‚

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 β€˜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:

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 we’ve sinned
it matters


I hope you enjoyed this new form of syllabic poetry.Β Have a lovely day! πŸ™‚


Β© Harmony Kent 2022


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ben Alexander

This is a really fun one, Harmony – I like it! Particular – how the 1st and 3rd sections rhyme…


Jan Sikes

That is absolutely amazing, Harmony! I love, love it!

Colleen Chesebro

Harmony, this is a powerful poem and brilliant new form. I’ve added it to the new page of forms! Thanks for joining in and all you do. <3


We have indeed turned the world, all our seasons, upside down.

Jacquie Biggar

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


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


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!

Ruth Klein

I love the name of your form. Great poem also!

Diana Peach

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. πŸ™‚

Mae Clair

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!

Roberta Eaton Cheadle

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

Yvette M Calleiro

Very clever name, Harmony! You poem is great, and I love the message within it. πŸ™‚

D.L. Finn, Author

I love the name of your symbolic poem, Harmony πŸ™‚ Beautifully said and written!

Annette R Aben

This is really cool! I enjoyed the message and the format.

john howell

The wages of neglect. Well done Harmony.

Staci Troilo

Creative and evocative, Harmony. I’m so tired of winter. And we’re getting snow (again) on Friday. Sigh.

Molly Shea

I enjoyed this [oem. It seems like winter is making a come back.

Gwen Plano

It does matter, and your poem captures that fact powerfully. I love it, Harmony. Bravo! πŸ’—


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

Marcia Meara

VERY cool, Harmony! I loved this one, and it packs quite the punch with that last line.