Tanka Tuesday :: Illusion

haiga poem

This week Tanka Tuesday is a little bit silly. Colleen wants that we create our own poetry form! We should combine our favourite form with another one of our choice. And we must give a name to it!

I took this photo a few weeks ago, the foggy was dense when I started my walk and little by little it started to dissipate. It was a wonderful early morning and I knew I would write a poem about it.

I’m combining my favourite form, Haiga (Haiku + photography), with Choka (5 + 7 )n + 7 + 7 lines at the end. I’m naming my new poetry form Choiga!

a foggy morning
the fantasy meets the sky
the answer is there
ever out of reach
blending in one split second
balance is missing
transforming gloom into hope
stop the invasion
the past dissipates away
hallucination
words without any meaning
as the summer days go by

I hope you like my creativity! 🙂

Tanka Tuesday :: Mindfulness

the Earth is turning
mindfulness is the answer
finding the purpose

my favorite corner in the backyard. it’s unbelievable that the summer solstice is almost here. i’m trying to be mindful and to set a few priorities before the summer starts. i want to enjoy the summer doing meaningful things for me, and not to let the daily business spoils it.

happy new month to you!

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Tanka Tuesday :: The fall

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA: Trent McDonald, photographer

This week Tanka Tuesday is a Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt! Thanks Trent for the beautiful image!

It’s a photo of a waterfall, my first thought when looked at it was of a hand reaching up, trying to escape through the gap. So here is my Tanka for this photo.

Hand of illusion
The clearing has been opened
The fall brings desire
Fragments of sorrowful truth
Exploding in ecstasy

Tanka Tuesday # Books

Books, Reading, Pages, Textbooks, Words
pixabay image
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. ” 

Night

Dog, Wolf, Yelp, Moon, Tree, Night, Starry Sky
pixabay image
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.

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.