#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #266 #ThemePrompt @ColleenChesebro #DropDrip poetry created by @YvetteMCalleiro

Hi everyone! 🙂

Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on the themes of Fire and Water, picked by Donna Matthews from last month’s challenge.

As ever, we need to avoid ‘ing’ ending words if at all possible.

You can find Colleen’s post HERE.

I’ve chosen to use a new form, Drop Drip, Created by Yvette M Callerio, which looks like a raindrop. The Drop-Drip has 12 lines with syllables 1-2-2-3-3-3-4-4-4-3-2-1. This creates a shape poem that looks like a raindrop. In my head, it looks like a large raindrop collecting on a ledge and falling once it’s gathered enough weight. The form is untitled, and should be paired with a picture, but should be understood alone as well.
















Here is my poem:

Ukraine flag and yelling soldier, head shot, overlaid with fists of fire and water

Fire and Water Fists Image by Iván Tamás from Pixabay

Ukraine Flag and Soldier Image by ELG21 from Pixabay






love and loss


hot tears cascade

senseless pointless

raw violence

needs to stop

be kind





I hope you enjoyed this new form of syllabic poetry. Have a lovely day! 🙂


© Harmony Kent 2022


36 Comments on “#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #266 #ThemePrompt @ColleenChesebro #DropDrip poetry created by @YvetteMCalleiro

  1. What a powerful poem, Harmony. You’ve captured the senselessness, the terror, the utter insanity of it all. Well done, my friend. 💗

  2. I love this new form and it was perfect for your beautiful poem, Harmony!

  3. It does indeed look like one long teardrop, Harmony. And your poem reaches my heart. I agree. All so senseless. Thank you for sharing. Great job on the prompt!

  4. I’m so honored that you chose to use my new poetry form, Harmony, and I absolutely love your poem! Your use of fire and water and its different symbols really tied together with your theme. I especially love the “hot tears” which combines both fire and water in their essence. Beautifully done! 🙂

    • Your poetic form was so perfect for this theme! I loved the “hot tears “ too 🙂 I’m thrilled you loved the poem. Thanks, Yvi 💕🙂

    • As soon as I saw the theme I thought of Yvi’s teardrop. So glad the poem resonates. Thanks, Colleen 💕🙂

    • I found I couldn’t write on a different topic. This demanded my attention. Thanks, Priscilla 💕🙂

    • Yvi’s X graph is so wonderful. Glad you enjoyed the poem. Thanks, John 💕🙂