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

Hi everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, Iโ€™ve joined Colleenโ€™s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on the theme of ‘Taste The Rainbowโ€™ & Chakra colours.

You can find Colleenโ€™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 todayโ€™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! ๐Ÿ™‚


ยฉ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    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! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Hugs ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Pain does come and go like waves…such a beautiful senryu, Harmony, full of wisdom. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. So much expressed in so few words. Lovely imagery, Harmony. Thank you for your constant appreciation. ๐Ÿ’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.

    • Itโ€™s a tough chakra for me too. Thanks so much, Denise! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  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! ๐Ÿ’œ

    • Thanks so much, Colleen! Iโ€™m so pleased you love the Senryu. Good luck with the Reiki class! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Harmony, your beautiful poem touches into the mysteries of life, into the questions of why. Powerful writing, dear friend. โค๏ธ

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