#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


40 Comments on “#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #283 #TasteTheRainbow #Chakra @ColleenCheseboro

  1. Harmony – that last line really makes me stop and think – I wasn’t expecting you to include the word ‘pain’ in this piece! Well done πŸ™‚

    Much love,

  2. 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

    • Thanks so much, Yvi. And I second your hopes on the malformed waves, lols! πŸ˜‚ Hugs πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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

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

  5. 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.

    • It’s a tough chakra for me too. Thanks so much, Denise! πŸ’•πŸ™‚

  6. 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

    • Thanks so much, Colleen! I’m so pleased you love the Senryu. Good luck with the Reiki class! πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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

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