For Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 125 #SynonymsOnly Origin & Write, I used Roots & Pen (though to be fair, I was using Pen as a way to enclose, rather than to write…).
Left bare – my roots dried
Below singing her sorrow
Human waste chokes life
She dawns a dress to pen Spring
Disease, it seems, lets it fall
This is one of my own watercolors that inspired me to write, or dare I say to pen?
Lone clasp worn away
Withered sandal bore life’s age
Sea culls as things break
Obscured under ocean spray
Torn naked by foamy waves
Photo by Kees Streefkerk on Unsplash
Clear this idle deck
I’m to force friends to duel
Planks won’t walk themselves
When laggard swords aren’t talking
Love pains me to be shipwrecked
For Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 121, “Slow & Work,” #SynonymsOnly, I used idle and laggard for slow, and force and pains for synonyms of work. This time ’round, my usage of “dual” synonyms gives this a bit of fun with having “duel” as a title.
Photo by Austin Neill on Unsplash
it is a brave step
withdrawn from a chance outside
that starts at my door
a walking deluge ensues
minting faces in broad snow
For Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 118, #SynonymsOnly – this week’ prompt words were Begin & Fresh, so I selected to use Start and Mint in a Tanka.
Photo from pixabay.
Orange burning round
Guiding worn geese fleeing east
Reflecting soft sounds
Weary fish scuttle beneath
Blue waves drag dreary sun down
Photo by Micah Williams on Unsplash
This is my attempt at Tanka poetry (5-7-5-7-7) so I may have taken liberties with the style, but I had a lot of fun with this prompt from Kiwinana: #OctPoWriMo – Day 10 – #Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 117 – Sunset & Theme