Hi everyone! πŸ™‚

Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on “Taste the Rainbow”, where colour features in the poetry.

You can find Colleen’s post HERE.


rainbow hues in sky over dark blue sea
Image by Peter H from Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/photos/sea-sunset-outdoors-dusk-travel-4955005/

Facets of Life



flamingo flush of new dawn imbues

comfort in a sky fast-filling

with dark thunderheads of doubt

soul’s waters grow muddied

in the grey downpour


rain soaks through




all will


just live not thrive

days of ebony

domineer and squash all

joy’s crimson sunrise-glow dulled

to the stratos of midnight hue

old and bent well before its season

roots dig deep and branches reach upward

e’en in the dark of endless night

stars twinkle, promise of sun

a fresh start still to come

breath of wind lifts fog

baby leaves bud

on bare limb




of growth


from all the muck

a jewel is born

once polished, it displays

a multitude of facets

veritable kaleidoscope

that will shine through all weathers of life



Today, I chose a double nonet with four stanzas:Β At least two or more stanzas with nine lines each, featuring a syllable count of 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 syllables per line with a title. Because of the hourglass shape of a double nonet, it can be used to represent time’s passage. They can be written on any subject.Β Add a title to all nonet forms.


I hope you enjoyed today’s poetry. Have a lovely day! πŸ™‚


Β© Harmony Kent 2022


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sally cronin

Wonderful visualisation and love the form Harmony β™₯

DG Kaye

Excellent telling Harmony. And you did a fab job with the double reverse nonet! <3


Your verse reminds me of the lotus… which grows pretty much from muck!
And yet is a great symbol of prosperity and new dawnings.

Lovely. πŸ™‚

Colleen Chesebro

Harmony, this is so beautiful: β€œ…joy’s crimson sunrise-glow dulled
to the stratos of midnight hue…” I love the nonet form as well. I can tell you love it. <3


The colors of nature are indeed like promises.

Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Hi Harmony, this is such a pretty poem.

Staci Troilo

I love the symbolism of the nonet/hourglass with your poem’s theme.

“joy’s crimson sunrise-glow dulled

to the stratos of midnight hue”

That was just beautiful. Nicely done, Harmony.


I love this hourglass nonet I do love nonets . The words are so discriptive and so on point I got your meaning before even reading your discription. This is lovely well done πŸ’œ

D.L. Finn, Author

Beautiful, Harmony πŸ™‚ I loved the imagery and flow of this.

Joan Hall

Nice one, Harmony!


Wow, from beginning to end. What a gorgeous piece, Harmony. Brava!


whoa, left me breathless as I read out loud but enjoyably so.

Molly Shea

beautiful; What more can I say.


Beautiful, Harmony! I love the notion of a “veritable kaleidoscope that will shine through all weathers of life.” WOW! πŸ€—

john howell

A very uplifting poem, harmony. Thanks for sharing

Priscilla Bettis

“A jewel is born” what a lovely line. Cool poem, Harmony. I love this double nonet form.

Yvette M Calleiro

The imagery in this poem is beautiful, Harmony! Well done! πŸ™‚

Jan Sikes

“From all the muck, a jewel is born…” Wow, Harmony. Just beautiful and the photo is stunning!

Yvette M Calleiro

That’s one of my favorite lines as well, Jan! πŸ™‚

Annette Rochelle Aben

You had me at “flamingo flush of new dawn” and held me spell-bound to the end!

Diana Peach

That was beautiful, Harmony. I loved the descent into darkness and then the rise into the light and color at the end. That final line was exquisite: “the weathers of life.” Perfect.