#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #279 #TasteTheRainbow #weather @ColleenChesebro #TankaProse

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’ and ‘Weather’.

You can find Colleen’s post HERE.


I have chosen a Senryu verse with a difference. I wanted to experiment with splitting each line in half … one more human and in the style of Senryu, and the other half more of nature and in the style of Haiku. Try reading the first half only, then the second half only, and also reading each line backward, before putting it all together.

Yellow and brown bruised clouds with stained sun in middle
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay


Colour of bruisesβ€”grim clouds

Tears pourβ€”summer rain

Smile heals hurtβ€”jaded sunshine


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


Also, if you missed my Vocal post yesterday, you can find it HEREΒ 


Β© Harmony Kent 2022


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DG Kaye

Well done Harmony. Reads beautifully up and down. <3

sally cronin

Love the connection and collaboration between the two forms Harmony and the come together beautifully


Gorgeous senryu.


Reminds me of the physical (that you can see) and the emotional (which you can’t see) bruises… Life is full of them.

ben Alexander

Wow, Harmony – this is really interesting and clever – and you made it work perfectly!


Harmony, this is an interesting form and I love how the senryu and haiku cross over. You’ve written a fabulous poem. <3

Sandra Cox

I love it, especially being able to read it backwards.

Ruth Klein

Writing so a poem reads forwards and backwards is brilliant!!

D.L. Finn, Author

A moment of words that I connected to, Harmony. Beautiful.

Molly Shea


Jan Sikes

A brilliant display of emotions shown in these few words, Harmony!

Balroop Singh

I love this experiment Harmony, there is so much depth in the verses. Well done!


This is interesting, Harmony. πŸ™‚

Priscilla Bettis

Oh Harmony, this is brilliant!

V.M. Sang

Wonderful. I love it.

John Howell

Genius, Harmony. Loved it.

Yvette M Calleiro

That was brilliant, Harmony! i loved all of it! πŸ™‚

Annette Rochelle Aben

I like the way I can read each side (first half or second half) straight down and get two poems out of this one!

Roberta Eaton Cheadle

A lovely poem to go with this picture, Harmony.


This is brilliantly done, Harmony. Is it along the line of Cleave Poetry? I read it recently on Arti Jain’s blog.