earth stippled with riotous color

sultry laden winds warm the land

trees bedecked in kelly green

happy frogs in-between

ever so lovely

the daylight wanes

as twilight

turns to


#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 272: #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry

This week Colleen’s challenge is to think of different ways to use color in a poem. I have written a nonet for the challenge.

A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc… until line nine finishes with one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional.


featured image – Pixabay

44 responses to “Summer glow”

  1. I love the dreamy language in this captivating piece!

    1. Thank you so much, Jaya!

  2. Nature beauty 😍❤️

  3. Eugi – I really like how you used the form to convey the imagery – that’s beautiful!


    1. Thank you, David! 💖

  4. Beautiful 💚💚💚

    1. Thank you! 💖

  5. What a beeuteefull ‘Nonet’ poe-em Miss Eugi. Once again, you have tott both BellaStia Mum an ee sumthin….
    Mee mite try to write a ‘nonet’….not sure a Kitty can due such a thing 😉
    You did furabuluss!
    nose kissess BellaDahrma an {{{hugss}}} BellaSita Mum

    1. Thank you! I feel Nonet is a lovely form and it’s fun trying to write one. If you try it let me know!😽

  6. Hi Eugenia, I got here , so glad I persisted your money is beautiful 💜☀️

    1. Thank you, Willow! 😊

  7. Wow! Lovely.

    1. Thank you, Indira!

      1. My pleasure, dear.

  8. A very soothing nonet, Eugi! <3 A fitting tribute to colors!

    1. Thank you, Cheryl! 💖

  9. This is beautiful, Eugi 💕🙂

    1. Thank you, Harmony. ✨

  10. Beautiful poem Eugenia

    1. Thank you, Sadje.

      1. You’re welcome

  11. I was working in the back part of my yard (near a gully…that empties into the creek) and saw frogs today!!! And now just now here it too is twilight. a magical time. 🙂

    1. Our balcony faces west and though there is a building that blocks part of the sunset, we are lucky to enjoy a halfway decent view. Twilight is a magical time and usually a dark pink glow hovers over our area.

      We have a green frog that has lived on our balcony for 4 + years. We named him Frankie and he likes to sing. Our balcony is small but lively with 20 or more spider plants, Frankie, nesting doves, and hummingbirds. Our cat sits on the window sill mesmerized by all the action.

      The trees are becoming full and lush so we have a bit more privacy and a beautiful view. I think the balcony is our favorite part of living here. 🧡 💛 💚

      1. I remember visiting in one of the Carolinas…
        one tiny green frog with sticky feet – made the loudest of noises!!

        I’m at a bit of an angle in regards to sunrise and sunsets. But sometimes I’m lucky to be out right at the edge of the creek looking west and get to see the sunset reflecting on the water. 😀

        1. I love visiting North Carolina. I used to go there for family reunions. We would stay in cabins in the mountains.

          1. We stayed at a resort with three different pools. Not sure if some of the family would enjoy cabins in the woods.

            I did that a few years ago with some friends. Hard when you aren’t used to the lack of or abiltiy to use the internet. 😉

      2. I’ve lived in quite a few places. I think I need my privacy after living so long with it – But the future might hold something different. Not in the near future, but eventually.

        1. Me, and we’s have lived in many places, as well. Before we moved here, we lived in a house in Florida for several years. Before that I lived in houses, condos and apartments. It takes getting used to either way and a lot depends on one’s lifestyle.

          1. Indeed. One does get spoiled if they live in one place too long. Like now for me. I can’t imagine living any place else. I like my home! 💕

          2. 🙂 I like my place now… can’t imagine another move… not yet anyway.

          3. I read it takes about six months to adjust to a new ‘living’ area. Harder for some children, especially when there isn’t other children around.

            1. Changing schools and moving to a new neighbor is very hard on children. We have a lot of children here and we love to watch them play. I can’t imagine what happens when they move. Usually families don’t stay longterm in apartment complexes.

            2. I’m sure moves are hard for everyone. But sometimes the economy dictated moving. It did for me when I was younger, and even with my own current family. Thankfully my own children only had to change one school system.

  12. I’m becoming increasingly drawn to the nonet.

    1. It’s a lovely form, IMO. 💖

      1. I should try my hand at it one of these days . . .

        1. Yes, let me know if you do.

  13. Franci, this nonet is lovely. I want to dance in the flowers. LOL! <3

    1. Thank you, Colleen! 💖

      1. You’re welcome. 💖

  14. That was so lovely, Eugenia! I felt myself sigh as the poem ended. 🙂

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, Yvette. 💖

    2. I wish the times were as idyllic as the imagery in your verse!
      Beautiful words!