dark gives way to light a nova bursts then dies life’s circle unveiled as the stars of the night sky reveal themselves de novo Thanks to Colleen and Sally for this week's Tanka Tuesday theme: the night sky. Check it out!
sun lit memories of wine stained molten kisses warm the bitter nights as lips once burnt by fire still smolder in the mind’s eye Image Credit: ©2020 Padre Ramblings This wonderful photo sparked memories of hot European days and nights, so thanks to Colleen's Tanka Tuesday for the photo and to Putting My Feet in the… Continue reading memories
to spark devotion and banish cacophony the birds joined their calls and sang a sweet melody in unity with the trees Thanks to Colleen's Tanka Tuesday Synonyms Only Challenge Our words for today are “love” and “harmony” and my synonyms are “devotion” and “unity.” 'Twas fun but hard!
to defy ennui a message in a bottle washed ashore today bearing the bones of our past as starkly bleached harbingers This bleak message was written as a response to the image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay courtesy of the wonderful Colleen's Tanka Tuesday Poetry Photo Challenge. Click for details and other contributions. For some reason, this week's… Continue reading bones of our past
unhampered by doubt my spirit defies limits soaring to new heights This bit of wishful thinking was inspired by Colleen's Synonyms Only Challenge. I used "spirit" for nature and "unhampered" for clear. Check out the details and other contributions here.
as we spin a tale the beauty of youth turns foul burning in plain sight Thanks to Colleen's Poetry Challenge for the opportunity to shout into the wind about climate change!! Today's challenge was to write a poem using synonyms for the two challenge words. I used "beauty" for pretty and and "foul" for ugly.
thunder rocks n rolls to the beat of pounding rain spring debuts its band This haiku was inspired by the rainy Florida days that harken the end of our beautiful winter weather. Colleen's choose your own words Tanka Tuesday Challenge and this beautiful photo (courtesy of Helene's What Do You See Challenge) complemented my thoughts perfectly. Thanks!
trick or treat, she said a silly game to pass time but the trick felt real It's Tanka Tuesday Synonyms only day! And today's words (which we can't use) are PLAY and HOBBY. I tried to adhere to the idea in both words (trick or treat, game, pass time) and in theme (her hobby was… Continue reading The Game
drops float in the air a prism of light and color held in a moment before they swim to the earth bathing the colors of spring Thanks for the inspiration to Ronovan Write's Haiku Challenge (float/swim) and Colleen's Poet's Choice Tanka Tuesday Challenge
Not willing to stop I carve my name on your heart Beginning anew Written for Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. These week’s synonyms only words are origin (beginning / anew) and write (carve.) Read the rules and find links to other great submissions here.