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. ” 

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.

journey

Woman, Beauty, Rock, Sea, Clouds, Full Moon, Night
pixabay image
singular brightness
longing for the distant past
dreams of forgiveness
the answers bloom like flowers
in the forsaken journey

the prompt for tankatuesday this week is poet’s choice and since it’s full moon, my obvious choice is a poem about the full moon! hope you enjoy this tanka!

Grounding

Get yourself grounded and you can navigate even the stormiest roads in peace.

Steve Goodier

Hello, it’s already Thursday and today’s post is 3 into 1! Instead of loading your inbox and your reader with 3 posts, I decided to combine all of them here. Hope you enjoy it!

The photo is for Square perspective,

the quote for Nurturing Thursday,

and below is my Etheree for Tanka Tuesday, this week poet’s choice.

flow
grounding
scattered thoughts
on earth magic
inconsistency
the deep need for a change
breathing in and breathing out
a few droplets of lavender
on my pillow under the bright moon
craving the energy for acceptance

Wishing a lovely day to you!