Haiga :: The Wedding

in a lake nearby
Adorned with bright red
The Earth has been whimsical
Provoking the moon
Trying to impress the groom
The sun is vainglorious

Today’s theme for Tanka Tuesday is poet’s choice. Inspired for all the beauty around here I wrote a tanka to register it. A little act of kindness for me and for the Earth. Hope you enjoy!

October Squares – Kind

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
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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.

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.

Station

Image credit: no attribution chosen by Kitty from kittysverses
time imposes the cure or despair
waiting to be healed or broken
departures and arrivals
the distance hurts the soul
going and coming
at each far end
a lone heart
reckons
time

a photo prompt for today’s tanka tuesday. i’ve chosen a nonet to go with this pretty image.