#Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge…

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 161 #PhotoPrompt

It’s the third week of the month! Time for a #PhotoPrompt

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This month’s photo prompt has been provided by Willow Willers.

 

One

Small sign

India

Celebrating

Painted hands dancing

Temple sounds in the air

Sweet spice filled markets, crowded

Smiling faces wait with greeting

Namaste, sunshine will bless your day

Painted hands take me back to India…

©anitadawes 2020

 

 

#Colleen’s #Poetry Challenge…

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 160 #SynonymsOnly

Anita has composed an etheree poem this week for Colleen’s words CALM and PRESENT.

Slow

Running

Cool water

Smooth round boulders

Ancient hands have touched

They speak of memory

Old-time tingling my fingers

Something new begins, today’s thought

Standing on history, time waiting

To awaken again by someone’s touch…

©anitadawes 2020

 

 

#Colleen’s #Poetry Challenge ~ Time Remembered… #Etheree

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 159, #Poet’sChoice

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It

matters

to me now

The lies you told.

The stories have grown

whispering in the street.

They have painted me scarlet

for one moment, a stolen kiss

old sweetheart, returning, passing through

 time remembered, repeated, stains my lips…

©anitadawes

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Colleen’s WeeklyTanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 158 #PhotoPrompt

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It’s the middle of the month challenge ~ time for a photo prompt!

This month we will use a photo chosen by last month’s “Photo-Prompt” Poet of the Week ~ Merril D. Smith.

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Use the above photo as the inspiration for your poem. Ask yourself questions. Be creative! Don’t just describe what you see… What emotions does this photo stir in you?

And Fire and Ice are the emotions it stirred in Anita…

 

Fire

And ice

A rare gift

Touched by time

Chance to save beauty

To hold the Holy Grail

Wish for Camelot returned

Knights to ride on Englands green land

Where Merlin’s magic can still be seen…

©anitadawes

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 157 #SynonymsOnly

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The magic of the season is all around us. Can you feel it?

 

My

upset

Granddaughter’s

Tears for freckles

Her face scrubbed red raw

What can I say to her?

A sign of beauty, not that

I didn’t believe it years ago

I needed to think of something quick

I told her they were the shadows of stars…

©anitadawes

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 155 #SynonymsOnly or #Theme-Thanksgiving

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here are the two words for this week:

“End & Hurry”

 

What

can I

See beyond

The grey veiled edge?

tomorrows bright light

warning remembered, I

hasten towards a blue orb

silently spinning in mid-air

My thoughts rustle like leaves yet to fall

Now I know how angels are born to us…

©anitadawes

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 154 #PhotoPrompt

It’s the middle of the month challenge ~ time for a photo prompt!

 

Use the above photo as the inspiration for your poem. Ask yourself questions. Be creative! What emotions does this photo stir in you?

And this is what it stirred in Anita!

 

Can

Any

body love

The sight of bats

Dark webbed wings flying

Beneath the blood red skies

Cold shivers run down my back

A sudden warning flashed in mind

Of tangled hair, tapping on windows

Dark soul lost asking to enter, to feed…

©anitadawes

Colleens Weekly #Poetry Challenge

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 152, #Poet’sChoice

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Image by Pixabay.com

 

One

Snowy

Christmas night

I heard Santa’s

Reindeer on our roof

Mum said I was dreaming

Telling day two lights are out

So he would need to check the roof

While you are there, dad, please look for prints

I believe Santa’s reindeer left their mark

Watching dad climb the ladder, fingers crossed

Dad changed the bulbs then climbed two rungs

Good as his word, he checked for prints

Someone has been here for sure,

can’t tell if they’re deer prints

I watched dad reach out

Climbing down now

He gave me

A brass

bell

©anitadawes

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge…

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 150 #SynonymsOnly

These are the two words for this week: Spell & Treat

 

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No

Time to

Stand and stare

When magic calls

The kind not yet known

Pleasure seeking exchange

Alluring, bewitching you

Waiting to wrap you in pleasure

An old hex with your name on returned

Charm in disguise, waiting to steal your soul…

©anitadawes

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