Thursday, April 7, 2022

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge #TastetheRainbow #ColorPoetry @SyllabicPoetry @ColleenChesebro #Inchworm #gray #poetry #poems #poetrycommunity


Hello, beautiful readers! This week's #TankaTuesday Poetry Challenge asks us to choose a color and a syllabic form to write a poem. Immediately when I saw this prompt, the color gray popped into my head, so I went with it. 

I chose to a new form by Jules Page called Inchworm. This form consists of any number of stanzas with four lines each, following a syllabic count of 2-4-6-8.

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A Life of Gray

have you
ever noticed
diversities in gray?
the in between - not bright or dark

not fixed
but flexible
where most see black and white
I want to live in worlds of gray


What color resonates with you?

If you'd like to have some fun writing poetry, you can join us at Colleen Chesebro's page for weekly challenges. I'd love to see what you create! :-)

31 comments:

  1. Thank you for honoring me by using a form I created!
    Just delightful ~ to accept differences in all shades is a wonderful lesson.

    ~Thanks again, Jules.

    (PS it's JulesPaige...)

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    1. It brings me great joy that you enjoyed how I used your poetic form, Jules! I appreciate you stopping by today. :-)

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  2. How true, Yvette! We want to have flexibility, not just black and white! Great poem.

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  3. Greyscale lets us see form better than color I think. It always gives new insight.

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    1. I agree, Kerfe. So many tiny details are missed with color. Thanks for sharing your thoughts today. :-)

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  4. What a lovely poem. I've always loved gray and find myself gravitating to it when I'm shopping for clothes. It's a great color!

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    1. It's funny how mindset changes our focus on such a color. There was a time when I found gray to be drab and depressing. Now, I see it as soothing and enjoyable. Thanks for sharing your connection to gray, Jan! :-)

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  5. I LOVE this, Yvette. What an amazing allegory. This is one of your best!! 💗

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    1. I'm happy you picked up on that, Gwen. Thanks for the compliment. :-)

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  6. Your use of the color gray in Jules' inchworm form shows great flexibility. I really enjoyed this, Yvi. Bravo. <3

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    1. Thank you, Colleen! I appreciate the compliment. :-)

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  7. I am learning so much from this blog. Thank you

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    1. Aw, thanks, Rox! I'm learning it all from Colleen. I think you would enjoy trying out some of these challenges. Take a look at her site when you get a chance. She posts a challenge every Tuesday. :-)

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  8. In the gray I like to see subtle shades of purple. Your inchworm is lovely, Yvette. Thanks for sharing. I might try this one. Looks fun. Wow. I'll need to search for the post where Colleen so generously shared them all. Thanks for reminding me. Be well, sweet one.

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    1. I like my gray to have subtle shades of blue. Lol! That's the beauty of gray. It can embrace the other colors well. Colleen added the new forms to her cheat sheet at the bottom, so it's easy for us to find. That's where I found it. Thanks for stopping by, Selma! :-)

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  9. Yes, for sure! I have many grey pieces in my closet, all different tones of grey, it's a peaceful colour. Love the poem!

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I don't have too many clothing articles in gray, but I did just recently remodel my bathrooms and chose gray as the primary color, and I love it! :-)

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  10. Fantastic poem, Yvette. I think shades of gray is the most realistic way to view the world.

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    1. I completely agree. It's when we become so rigid in our views that we lose sight of the beauty surrounding us. Thanks for stopping by, Mark! :-)

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  11. Love this, Yvette :) It's a great place to be in the fringe gray in a world of black and white.

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    1. I agree, Denise! Life is more enjoyable when you step away from the extremes. Thanks for stopping by. :-)

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  12. Yvette - I love how you're honoring all of your fellow poets' forms - and this is so beautifully written too!

    Sincerely,
    David [ben Alexander]

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    1. Thanks, David! I'm enjoying trying the different forms created. :-)

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  13. Oooh, Yvette. I really like this one because it's such a fresh subject: "diversity in gray." I've never thought of gray that way. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Diana! I recently remodeled my bathroom and knew I wanted gray to be the predominant color. I couldn't believe how many gray shades there were. It was a bit difficult choosing the shade that resonated with me because I found several I gravitated toward. :-)

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  14. Lovely, Yvette! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Thanks, Natalie! I'm happy you enjoyed it. I appreciate you stopping by. :-)

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