#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #283 #TasteTheRainbow #Chakra @ColleenCheseboro

Hi everyone! πŸ™‚

Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on the theme of ‘Taste The Rainbow’ & Chakra colours.

You can find Colleen’s post HERE.

Today, I’ve chosen a Senryu.


Turquoise waves
Tides ride high and low
Pain comes, goes


Turquoise falls between the blue and green spectrums, which seemed perfect for today’s poetry. With blue for the Throat Chakra and Green for the Heart Chakra, and the whole-body/mind effects of constant, excruciating pain, these two energy centres are prominent for me right now. I wanted to portray waves and tides as in sea, as in chakra energy, as in life, as in mood. Interesting that turquoise is one of my favourite colours too. I hope you enjoyed today’s poetry. Have a lovely day! πŸ™‚


Β© Harmony Kent 2022


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Diana Peach

For such a short poem this is wrenching, Harmony. I’m so sorry that you are in deep pain and I admire your courage to endure and see through it. Turquoise is a beautiful color and I love the meaning it holds for you. <3

Yvette M Calleiro

You connected the two perfectly, Harmony! I hope your waves are malformed so the going is longer than the coming! XO πŸ™‚


Pain does come and go like waves…such a beautiful senryu, Harmony, full of wisdom. β€οΈπŸ™‚


So much expressed in so few words. Lovely imagery, Harmony. Thank you for your constant appreciation. πŸ’ž

D.L. Finn

Perfect colors and description of how pain is constantly moving, Harmony. Turquoise is a favorite of mine too and my throat charkra my hardest one to open up.

Roberta Eaton Cheadle

This is very heart rending, Harmony. Hugs.

Ruth Klein

Great interpretation!! Be well!!

Colleen Chesebro

Harmony, this was an excellent senryu!! One of my favorite colors is turquoise, and you combined the throat and heart chakras to create the color. I’ve been doing a lot of chakra work lately, having found some YouTube meditations that help me keep my chakras cleansed and working. I’m taking a Reiki class in order to learn more. This is really stunning! πŸ’œ

Molly Shea


Jacqui Murray

Pain is like waves. Well said.

Balroop Singh

You have said so much within three lines Harmony! But that is the beauty of poetry! Well-done!

Joan Hall

Nicely done, Harmony!

Gwen Plano

Harmony, your beautiful poem touches into the mysteries of life, into the questions of why. Powerful writing, dear friend. ❀️

Priscilla Bettis

Your Senryu struck me in the gut. So powerful. You are an amazing poet, Harmony!


The ebb and flow of nature and the ebb and flow of life. Beautiful piece, Harmony.

john howell

Your poems are always lovely, Harmony. This is great. I respect how well you thought it out.

Your poetry expressed your heart well!

Jan Sikes

I love this, Harmony. And turquoise is one of my favorite colors (and stones) too!