Hi everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, Iโ€™ve joined Colleenโ€™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 Colleenโ€™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

soulโ€™s waters grow muddied

in the grey downpour


rain soaks through




all will


just live not thrive

days of ebony

domineer and squash all

joyโ€™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

eโ€™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:ย 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 timeโ€™s passage. They can be written on any subject.ย Add a title to all nonet forms.


I hope you enjoyed today’s poetry. Have a lovely day! ๐Ÿ™‚


ยฉ Harmony Kent 2022


42 Comments on “#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #277 #TASTETHERAINBOW @ColleenChesebro #Nonet

  1. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Harmony, this is so beautiful: โ€œ…joyโ€™s crimson sunrise-glow dulled
    to the stratos of midnight hue…โ€ I love the nonet form as well. I can tell you love it. <3

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

    “joyโ€™s crimson sunrise-glow dulled

    to the stratos of midnight hue”

    That was just beautiful. Nicely done, Harmony.

  4. 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 ๐Ÿ’œ

    • Iโ€™ve fallen in live with this form. Thanks so much, Willow ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Beautiful, Harmony ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved the imagery and flow of this.

    • Oh, Jude, that is fantastic of you to say. Thank you so much. Iโ€™m so happy the poem moved you so much ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

    • That says it all! Thanks so much, Molly. You gladden my heart ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Beautiful, Harmony! I love the notion of a “veritable kaleidoscope that will shine through all weathers of life.” WOW! ๐Ÿค—

    • Thanks so much, Gwen. Iโ€™m delighted you enjoyed the poem as much as you did. Smiling away here ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks so much, Priscilla. I think itโ€™s becoming one of my favourite forms too ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

    • Fantastic! Thanks so much, Yvi. Big smiles here ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

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

    • Thatโ€™s fantastic! Thanks so much, Annette. That means a lot ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  8. 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.