Tanka Tuesday # Books

Books, Reading, Pages, Textbooks, Words
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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. ” 

Market

Breakfast

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!

Night

Dog, Wolf, Yelp, Moon, Tree, Night, Starry Sky
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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 is Autumn!

on my way

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!

Tanka Tuesday – Lone

Image credit: Unsplash, and the photographer is Wolfgang Hasselmann
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.

On the way

a secret message: find your anchor

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.

beauty nearby

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.