#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #286 #ThemePrompt #haiku @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 prompt: Lessons from nature.ย 

This week, Iโ€™ve chosen a Haiku poem.

Water flowing around moss covered rocks
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay

You can find Colleenโ€™s post HERE.

Hereโ€™s my take โ€ฆ

Water trickles, flows
Decorates moss-covered rocks
Slips past obstacles

The fluidity of water has always held special significance for me. I hope you enjoyed today’s poetry.

If you missed my moving Vocal poem, Oh for the Softness of Silence, from yesterday, and would like to check it out, you can find it HERE.


Have a lovely day! ๐Ÿ™‚


ยฉ Harmony Kent 2022


40 Comments on “#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #286 #ThemePrompt #haiku @ColleenCheseboro

    • The poetry foundation and other sources tell me Haiku donโ€™t HAVE to contain a season. In fact, most of the traditional Japanese Haiku Iโ€™m familiar with, donโ€™t contain a season word at all. I suppose it depends on which school of thought you subscribe to.

      It could be the traditional spiritual Haiku have different criteria โ€ฆ either that, or the Zen masters simply didnโ€™t care, lols ๐Ÿ˜‚

      This from Matsuo Basho, who wrote this classic haiku in the 1600s:

      An old pond!
      A frog jumps inโ€”
      the sound of water.

      Thanks for your thoughts.

  1. A lovely message from water, Harmony. Such hidden strength there too – the power of persistence that carves away mountains. Beautiful haiku, my friend.

  2. Love this, Harmony. Yes, water can definitely find its way past obstacles, which is why it’s so soothing to watch a waterfall.

  3. Wonderful haiku, Harmony! The neighbor lady once described me as a “water baby.” I’m a middle-aged woman, but she’s almost 90, so it’s okay that I’m a baby to her. Anyway, the fluidity of water holds significance to me, too. I guess the neighbor somehow figured that out.