a click, a sound
exploding the senses
pencil caressing the paper
an addicting enthusiasm
reaching the ground
Tanka Tuesday – theme prompt “The Nature of Lightning” – I’m sharing a Butterfly Cinquain about my process of creating a draft, putting ideas together, scribbling, and words floating until they reach the paper, the ground, and an explosion. Hope you enjoy it!
Early morning jogging. The silence and emptiness of the streets, the contrast between the softness in the air and the rough touch of my sneakers on the ground. Balance, focusing on what is ahead and at the same time feeling the present moment.
the morning bareness opens the heart to the soul whispers of promise stop. breathe. listen the sacred each step counts, self-discover
Tanka Tuesday this week is tanka prose consisting of a preface and a tanka poem.
Tanka Tuesday is a taste of the rainbow: to choose a colour and write a syllabic poem. The colour I’ve chosen is red velvet from my precious rose. Choka is a form that consists of 9 lines with 5-7-5-7-5-7-5-7-7 syllables. The rose bush in the photo is very precious to me, hope you can feel it through the poem.
Wandering in my garden this morning I spotted this dragonfly. I smiled! I know dragonflies and butterflies mean transformation, but only to confirm I did a quick google search and I found:
“A dragonfly symbol represents change and transformation. It is a reminder for you to shed more light and joy in your life. It tells you not to remain in the dark or the shadows.”https://worldbirds.com/dragonfly-symbolism/
Isn’t it wonderful? It goes well with my thoughts yesterday about being more in the shadow than in the light.
Tanka Tuesday this week is Share your day, I wrote the Haiku below about a tiny part of my day.
messages and signs from beyond the facts and truth a garden of joy
gratitude garden where colourful dreams lay down the tenderness floats
Many years ago we seeded a few tulip bulbs around our maple tree, just in case they decided to show up, not much care, a few digs and the bulbs were laid to rest. It was a cold October day, and I didn’t want to go outside, I sent hubby to do the job and I watched him through the living room window. Throughout the harsh winter, we forgot about the bulbs, but in the following spring the most gorgeous tulips popped up. Since then, we have had the most beautiful tulips garden on the street, the neighbours stop by to appreciate them.
Tanka Tuesday is all about colours this week. Nothing more colourful than my tulips, so I wrote a Haiku for them. Hope you enjoy it!
the waves coming and going
freshness on my face
deeply into the abyss
hallucination comes true
Tanka Tuesday this week isTANKA PROSE: “We write Tanka prose from the first-person point-of-view. The prose paragraph(s) must also seek to be, if not poetic, at least something that grabs our attention. It must compete with the verse in its style, intending to be inventive and expressive all on its own.“
I took this photo during the weekend, the weather was fabulous, perfect to wander around and take photos. I thought the photo is perfect for a tanka poem. Hope you enjoy the poem and the photo.