WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 203. #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT
It’s the third week of the month! Time for an Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt
This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). I’ve selected an image for this week’s challenge.
I’ve always loved watercolors. There is something special that speaks to me from the muted and surreal colors and brush strokes. I especially connect with scenic images featuring humans and wildlife—especially birds! Write your syllabic poetry based on the image below.
Two minds whispering
Of highland days gone by
My wild red hair dancing free
Pale shadows watching from behind
Time reflecting, dreams broken by hope
Black wings tell of a time lost secrets buried…
© anita dawes 2020
Colleen has set us an extra interesting challenge this week
If you want to be creative and feel up to an additional challenge, respond to Colleen’s renga with your own two, seven-syllable lines. A renga is a cooperative poem, written by two or more poets.
Colleen has written the hokku (haiku portion in 5/7/5). Your response to the hokku is the wakiku: two seven-syllable lines that connect with the interaction between the different links.
We must remember, our renga stanza will link and shift. It will NOT tell a sequential story. Review the renga on the cheatsheet link below to refresh your memory.
Here is Colleen’s hokku:
hazy reflections— crows gather to remember the gifts of summer
After much deliberation (and arguments) we have managed to come up with the last two lines for Colleen’s hokku…
Pyramids built on hot sands
Dream reflections of lost time…
® anita dawes 2020