#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #267 #ShareYourDay @ColleenChesebro #Pi-Ku #poetry created by D Avery @daveryshiftn

Hi everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, Iโ€™ve joined Colleenโ€™s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on our day. We were asked to take a snapshot and write a poem.

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

You can find Colleenโ€™s post HERE.

I’ve chosen to use a new form, Pi-Ku Created by D Avery, which follows the sequence of numbers in Pi. Use the first 21 digits of Pi for the syllable count. The whole number three is the three-syllable title. 3.14159 26535 89793 23846 โ€ฆ


Here is my poem and photo:



Photo of medications
After todayโ€™s doctor visit โ€ฆ

-What Is This?-


What did I do?


It wasnโ€™t my fault

Appears my bodyโ€™s on the warpath


Itselfโ€”nerves, muscles, all

at random it seems

No pattern

Just pain here and there

doctor visits to no avail

Questions and tests produce no results

To progress a treatment plan

Donโ€™t mention my total lack of sleep

nor ask why

Nor judge

I need love

Rest and trial medicationย 

To test best guess โ€ฆ


As you may have guessed, part of my day involved yet another visit to the doctor. As well as more morphine, I am to try Lorazepam to see if that will break my disastrous insomnia run. Finally, Iโ€™m to try steroids to see if that brings down the pain and inflammationโ€ฆ fingers crossed! It would be nice to, finally, have some idea of what my body is up to, lols ๐Ÿ˜†ย 


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


ยฉ Harmony Kent 2022


48 Comments on “#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #267 #ShareYourDay @ColleenChesebro #Pi-Ku #poetry created by D Avery @daveryshiftn

  1. I loved your poem, but not your pain Harmony. If I may speak from past experience, steroids are what’s causing your insomnia (been there), and Lorazepam (Ativan) relieves anxiety and helps with sleep, typically. But it may counter balance the steroids. I wish you a happy outcome of some needed rest.
    Btw, I’ve followed your blog through WP and signed through email, and I still don’t receive your posts. I came here through finding your name as one of Colleen’s poetry stars. <3

    • Sadly, the insomnia long predates the steroids. So, while Iโ€™m still not sleeping, I now know the sleeping aids are a lost cause โ€ฆ Iโ€™ve tried so many now. But at least early signs are the steroids are helping except for sleep. Fingers crossed. Thanks for your advice, Debby.

      Iโ€™m so fed up with WP. Itโ€™s messing so many of us and our blogs up and there seems to be no way around it. The number of posts I either donโ€™t see or can but then cannot leave a comment, ugh.

      Thanks for finding me and taking the time to leave some love. Hugs ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

    • The worst of it since June last year, ugh ๐Ÿ˜‘. Steroids seem to be having a positive effect, but itโ€™s early days, so fingers crossed. Still barely any sleep, though. Thanks for asking, David. Iโ€™ll post updates to my blog when I have some. Hugs ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Gosh, Harmony. I am so sorry you are dealing with lingering/bewildering health issues. You’ve created an incredible syllabic poem even with the burdens you carry. I’m in awe of your skill. Sending love…๐Ÿ’—

    • Aww, thanks so much, Gwen! Love gratefully received! Hugs ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I am so sorry, Harmony. I keep praying for some relief for you. You did a fantastic job with the prompt!

  4. pi-ku is a good ‘ol form. Nice of D to reintroduce it.
    tau-ku is just a tad longer with –
    pi ku 1/3 2/1 3/4 (1/2 of a tau ku 1/6 2/2 3/8)
    Adding to it with the pi formula added has been around too. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Sorry you’ve had to get the run around. We had a relative who some how had an ailment that one could only get from being in another country and wasn’t properly diagnosed for over 10 or 20 years. Finally they figured it out and she finally got relief.

    I hope you do to soon. (((Hugs)))

  5. Sorry you are going through this, Harmony! You expressed it well through your words and it reminded me of a dark period in my past where I in pain and unable to sleep and no one knew why. Still don’t, but I slowly got past of most of it. Hoping your parh forward is one of healing. Sending hugs xo

    • Thanks, Denise, for your lovely words. Iโ€™m sorry youโ€™ve been through this too. Hugs ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I enjoyed your poem, Harmony, but what a miserable topic. I’m so sorry that you’re experiencing pain with insomnia on top of it all. I hope these treatments help and that you find some relief. Hugs.

  7. I’m sorry to hear about the nerve pain– hopefully these medications will help. I love the shape of this poem– very engaging!

  8. I love this poetry form. I never saw anything like it before. And you did a fabulous job with the poem, particularly given your pain and lack of sleep. Praying you find answers and relief soon.

    • Thanks so much, Staci! I had fun with this new form from D Avery. So pleased you enjoyed the poem ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  9. HI Harmony, I was sorry to read this. It took 15 years for the doctors to discover the cause of Michael’s health issues. He is a medical mystery. I know how tough it is to have symptoms with no answers. We have some answers now, and while these are worrying for me, at least there is a treatment plan of sorts now. I’m praying for answers for you and some certainty. Hugs.

    • Fifteen years is a long time to go without knowing. I believe for many of us itโ€™s the not knowing thatโ€™s hardest. As you say, at least now you have a treatment plan, which I hope helps immensely. Thanks for your kind wishes, Robbie. (((Hugs))) ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I’m so impressed with your pi poem, but it totally sucks to have your body in a rebellious state. I pray it settles down soon and gives you relief and sleep.

    • So pleased you enjoyed the poem. Thanks for your well wishes, Priscilla ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

      • The form worked great here, nicely done, but sorry for the health issues. Next time your topic will be good news of good health and well being.

  11. Harmony, your poem is great, but I am so sorry it’s so personal and that you’re having such problems again. Sending you soothing thoughts and hugs with wishes and prayers for good health. โค๏ธ

    • So glad you enjoy the poem. Thanks for your lovely wishes, Mae.(((Hugs))) ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Warm thoughts and prayers that this helps you. I do love how you can take a negative or stressful situation and turn it into a poem. {{{Hugs}}}

  13. I’m so sorry you are having pain, Harmony. Your poem was terrific too bad the subject matter wasn’t more pleasant for you. Healing thoughts headed your way.

    • So glad you enjoyed the poem. Thanks for the healing thoughts, John ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  14. I’m so sorry you are in pain. It can be so frustrating when the body refuses to explain what it needs in terms we understand. I’m sending lots of healing energy your way. (Not sure if you’ve tried it or if it will help, but there is a magnesium citrate powder called Calm that helps me sleep well. It’s all natural. Extra side bonus: it helps keep you regular. Lol!) Except for the sad topic, your poem was great! You used D.Avery’s format perfectly! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Iโ€™ve tried magnesium citrate and so much else. I have a stubborn body! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I really appreciate any and all suggestions. So pleased you enjoyed the poem. Thanks, Yvi ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Oh, you poor sweet thing. I hope the doctors figure out what is wrong with your body soon. I’m sending you great big hugs, Harmony. I’ve been sitting in my chair and meditating before work. Does that help any? Healing light coming your way. <3

  16. Oh my, Harmony, I hope you’re feeling better soon. This must be such a difficult time for you. Sending (((hugs))) and healing vibes across the miles. xo