Brave Step (Tanka)

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withdrawn from a chance outside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.


Sun Down (Tanka Poem)

micah-williams-559102-unsplashOrange 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