Caressing the hands Books and dreams feeding the mind Metamorphosis Dousing throughout the black ink Pure magic on the making
This week Tanka Tuesday is specific form, all about Tanka!
Colleen’s words about Tanka poetry:
“TANKA IN ENGLISH: 5/7/5/7/7 or the s/l/s/l/l/ syllable structure. Your Tanka will comprise 5 lines written in the first-person point of view from the perspective of the poet.
When writing a Tanka, we consider the third line your “pivot,” but feel free to let it happen anywhere, or to exclude it. It is not mandatory. If you use a pivot, the meaning should apply to the first two lines, and the last two lines of your Tanka. Remember, we can read great tanka poems both forward and backward. ”
Pumpkin pie and coffee. I went to the farmers market yesterday. First time since the pandemic started months ago. I was glad to see that the local farmers didn’t stop. They had all the goodness of the season there: apples, pears, plums, pumpkins…. Now, more than ever, we should support our local business to booster our city economy.
Happy Sunday to you!
Owls wisely hooting Grounding and discovering Wolves magically howling Full moon lights the field Each step is an encounter
I wrote this tanka last night listening to the owls hooting at the distance. It was a warm autumn night, I kept the windows open giving permission to the crisp air and the sounds of the night enter my home and clear my thoughts.
The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen.Shannon L. Alder
Sharing with Tanka Tuesday, this week theme prompt – The night sky.
Sharing with Nurturing Thursday.
It’s the first day of autumn! A time of chocolatey mornings, and toasty marshmallow evenings, and, best of all, leaping into leaves!Winnie the Pooh
Happy new season to you! Autumn or Spring the Earth is dressed in colours for the pleasure of our eyes and soul. Enjoy the new season!
Being carried away by longing Blending among the canopy Wondering and wandering Sensing forgotten paths Into the forest Braids and branches Turning one Single Gleam
Today’s prompt for Tanka Tuesday is a photo prompt. The photo should be able to inspire you to write a poem. That single mushroom in this photo evoked me a feeling of loneness. I’m sharing it using Nonet as the poetry form.
I had a lovely morning outdoors yesterday, Saturday! The weather was just perfect, the crisp air and the sunshine. This beautiful painted rock was on my way, I believe this message found me.
The flowers are blooming, it’s like they know that they should show our their beauty now, there isn’t time for later, the temperature is dropping faster.
Wishing a lovely week to your, enjoy the rest of this season.
I am a museum full of art,
and a deck full of music, but
I am an illusion of thoughts
a warm breeze
carrying the burden of the years
floating in the space
in search of an anchor
and a safe ground
Reena’s Exploration Challenge this week is “I am a museum full of art, and a deck full of music, but…”
Whisper in my dreams It reminders me of you Between time and space The dauntless effort to find The lapse of a lost moment
Tanka Tuesday words for this week are: hint and bold, synonyms only! I used whisper and dauntless.
Lost in the darkest night Thoughts are nightmares Light is far away Is it always me who carries the sorrow and the what-ifs? Isn't enough to just be and let go? Forgiveness is there a treasure waiting to be found
Joining Reena’s Exploration Challenge – Is it always me?