Tanka Tuesday: Snowing

Colleen has added another form of poetry to the challenge, Haiga! A combination of poetry and image. I love it because I can incorporate 2 of my favorite forms of creative together: photography and poetry.

Haiga is sometimes called observational poetry because it contains an image with either a haiku or senryu written on it or near it.  

Colleen Chesebro

Being the first Tuesday of the month, we get to choose our own words for the challenge, I’ve chosen Earth and Soul.

Flakes kissing the Earth 
A moment to be treasured
Softness for the Soul

Hope you enjoy my first Haiga, and if you want to know more about it, please check Colleen’s post here.

11 thoughts on “Tanka Tuesday: Snowing

  1. This is fabulous, Elizabeth. My impressions are that the image adds to the Haiku by emphasizing the “softness.” The way the snow piles up on the flower stalks visually enhances your words. I also like the words, earth, and soul… which I see represented in the dead flower stalks. What a lovely composition between image and words. Now, other people I’m sure will see different things playing between your words and the image. 😀

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      1. You’re welcome. Remember the test is always to gauge whether your poetry needs the image to complete your poem. If not, you’ve succeeded. Clearly your Haiku described the situation… the photo emphasized your words! Well done ❤️❤️❤️

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  2. Pingback: Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 122, Poet’s Choice of Words – The Faery Whisperer

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