The Study Of Wind (Tanka)

Continuing Colleen’s weekly challenge, here is a Tanka and a found image. I used synonyms of carol and vacation (because I took a small break). I used hymn and leaving.

Grass waves up to bob
Rolling past horizon’s nod
Hymn to the seasons
Gusty winds chant snow leaving
Fields bend, a boastful ballad


Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash


Roots (Tanka)

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?

Duel (Tanka)

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