#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #274 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt @ColleenChesebro

Hi everyone! 🙂

Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on a Photograph provided by David, from the Skeptic’s Kaddish, for this month’s challenge.

David’s Dad taking photo from hill covered in greenery with thick clouds above
© David, The Skeptic’s Kaddish


Colleen’s comments for this week’s challenge: This is a photo of David’s father. Please be aware that he is no longer with us. David dedicated his blog to his father’s memory. You can read more about his journey HERE. With that being said, take a deep look at this photo. Don’t describe what we all can see. Look into the camera lens… what do YOU see? What is revealed to you? Now, write your syllabic poem.

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

You can find Colleen’s post HERE.

I’ve chosen a series of short verses with a syllable count of 3-5-3.

All One


the long lens

cannot capture all

earth’s glory


the mind’s eye

can but encompass

sky’s caress


small, man stands

in the universe

all one, vast


whence we come

as with gentle rain

we return


clouds on high

solid earth below

man reflects


I hope you enjoyed today’s poetry. Have a lovely day! 🙂


© Harmony Kent 2022


34 Comments on “#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #274 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt @ColleenChesebro

  1. Harmony, this just might be my favorite poem from you ever! I love this. You captured the essence of SO much in such few words!

  2. Tomorrow I’m hoping to go to the Grand Canyon. I need the reflection your poem captures — and the escape into the vastness. Beautiful, Harmony. 💗

    • Oh, I can’t wait to see what inspiration you come back with, Gwen! Happy visiting. Hugs 💕🙂