Happy 5th Birthday Tanka Tuesday! ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒŸ

Itโ€™s the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt?ย Eugiย (Franci Hoffman) from last monthโ€™s challenge picked the theme: This monthโ€™s theme is:

The Harvest Moon

ยฉ willowdot21

Like a
Startled cat
Quite bedazzled
Trapped in silver moonbeams
I am bewitched and bewildered
So entranced by the beauty I near swoon.
A huge silver sphere shedding magic, harvest moon.
These Autumn nights are full of witches flights
Ghosts and ghouls play us for such fools.
Please shine harvest moon on us
In your magic
Powers we


I wanted to do a Diatelle, but the rhyming rules would not let express myself as I had hoped, so I wrote a free verse Diatelle. I hope that is okay. A true Diatelle runs with syllables of 1/2/3/4/6/8/10/12/10/8/6/4/3/2/1 and a rhyming scheme of abbcbccaccbcbba.


25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Sep 28, 2021 @ 16:39:25

    Love it, Sis!


  2. harmonykentonline
    Sep 28, 2021 @ 17:10:42

    Lovely take on the prompt! ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. -Eugi โ˜•๏ธ
    Sep 28, 2021 @ 17:43:16

    I love it! Masterpieces are made from bending the rules. Beautifully crafted.


  4. writerravenclaw
    Sep 28, 2021 @ 18:46:05

    Great poem.


  5. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Sep 29, 2021 @ 16:47:49

    Sometimes the words and rhyme come out and you just have to express yourself the best you can. The good part is you know how to write the form correctly. Experimentation is good. I think it makes us appreciate the rhythm the muse sends us. โค


  6. Betty Hayes Albright
    Sep 29, 2021 @ 20:22:24

    Lovely full moon imagery, Willow ๐Ÿ˜Šโคโค


  7. Mother Wintermoon
    Sep 29, 2021 @ 22:14:22

    Love the shape of it and the moon magic. ๐Ÿ˜Š


  8. Lorraine
    Sep 30, 2021 @ 19:07:32

    It’s okay by me. When the poetic muse zaps me, I am usually free verse. I can manage a shardoma, but that’s about as adventurous as I go. I loved the poem and the image. You captured the harvest moon in words and pictures.


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