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!
When the fairies dance joy fills the garden again rousing sleeping worms and bottom-dwelling dreamers to bathe in the sparkling light My thanks to the two different challenges that had me thinking about fairies and light and things that dance and grow: Crimson's Creative Challenge and MMM's Tale Weaver.
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
Enflamed and engorged My heart beats a bloody red Echoing desires For the delights of lost nights Or the release of found days This Tanka was inspired by two separate challenges. First, I love the phrase “echoing desires,” which was our challenge phrase from Putting My Feet in the Dirt. Secondly, Reena’s challenge to… Continue reading Desires: Lost or Found
moments of silence commemorating the dead kneeling silently to send our thoughts and prayers silent bows of surrender Once again ... twelve more murders to add to our list of shame. Twelve more people gone because our so-called leaders refuse to stand up to the NRA. Twelve more deaths that will be met with the… Continue reading once again …
Wanted: All Wizards With Foolish Incantations And Sage Spells To Spare To Gather All Your Powers And Align The Stars Again This fun little tanka was brought to you thanks to the inspiration of FOWC (power) and Putting My Feet in the Dirt's fabulous phrase "foolish incantations" which seemed to go hand-in-hand with Sue's photo prompt. Thanks y'all!
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
a promise broken (like the bouquet of a rose, as sweet as sugar, veiling the sting of the thorn) leaves a bitter bite Inspiration for today's tanka comes from Ronovan Writes and Sue's Photo Prompt. Sorry to Sue for taking her beautiful photo to a bit of a dark place, but that's where the combo of sugar and… Continue reading The Bite of a Rose
Dreaming of the past When lanterns blazed the night sky And stars sparkled bright Illuming a boundless hope For tomorrow’s future In the midst of all the terrible awful horrible things happening in the good ol' USA, I have been feeling a bit hopeless. I've also been thinking (dreaming) of traveling (escaping). Sadly… Continue reading Paris on my Mind
up the flue he flew but like a bird on a wire he plunged to the ground as the sleigh lifted in flight and Santa cedes to the "flu" 'Twas the weeks after Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring ... except for some odd drunk Santa inspiration thanks to Linda's Just… Continue reading Santa’s Very Good Bad Night