#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 277: #Tastetherainbow-Colour Poetry.

© Colleen Chesebro.

Colleen is here with her prompt she said : “Hello everyone. Happy June and Pride Month! This week, choose a syllabic form and a colour to feature in your poem. If the form is from the #TankaTuesday cheat sheet, let us know so we know where to look for directions. If it’s a new form, share how to write it and where you found the instructions. Think about the different ways you can use colour in a poem.”

© willowdot21 .

I have chosen a Sijo this week . Which is a Korean form believed to have first been used in the fourteenth century. It is similar in structure to various Japanese forms such as Haiku. As with many forms of poetry, the Sijo became a preferred poetry form of the yangban or ruling class as well as royalty. They were written in Chinese and were originally short songs set to music. The focus of the Sijo is usually nature and contemplation.

There are: Three Lines
14-16 syllables per line
A total of 44-46 syllables for the entire poem.

.© willowdot21. Rainbow 🌈 cake.

So many layers of colour to the cake a profusion of love
Pride has more than one meaning, though all of them are valid
Whichever tune you march to be true to each other always

35 Words
46 Syllables.


This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Jun 07, 2022 @ 17:44:36

    Fantastic, Sis 🥰


  2. Eugenia
    Jun 07, 2022 @ 22:05:04

    Your piece sends a wonderful message, Willow. ❤️


  3. judeitakali
    Jun 08, 2022 @ 05:29:42

    A lovely poem and intriguing form.


  4. brittabenson
    Jun 08, 2022 @ 06:37:08

    ‘a profusion of love’ – what a lovely phrase! I shall look at rainbow cakes very differently from now on. Great take on the colour prompt.


  5. harmonykentonline
    Jun 08, 2022 @ 08:42:31

    Lovely poem and message, Willow. And I’m not jealous of that sumptuous-looking cake. Honest! 💕🙂😉


  6. yvettemcalleiro
    Jun 08, 2022 @ 12:57:01

    I love that poem, Willow! And you are absolutely correct – all meaning are valid and everyone should be true to one’s self. 🙂


  7. Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry
    Jun 09, 2022 @ 14:59:10

    I love this poem, Willow. All meanings are valid… love this. ❤


  8. memadtwo
    Jun 09, 2022 @ 19:20:41

    That’s good advice Willow. (K)


  9. Smitha V
    Jun 10, 2022 @ 00:24:19

    Wonderful message through the sijo form, Willow. ‘So many layers to the cake, a profusion of love,’ – is so meaningful.


  10. jazzytower
    Jun 12, 2022 @ 02:01:36

    Interesting form, nicely done Willow!



  11. jazzytower
    Jun 12, 2022 @ 02:01:36

    Interesting form, nicely done Willow!



  12. indishe
    Jun 12, 2022 @ 17:14:57

    Amazing lines!
    And a great message!


  13. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Jun 14, 2022 @ 10:09:20

    a powerful message in just a few words Willow.. lovely xx


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