#Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

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). Diana Peach from last month’s challenge has provided the photo for this month’s challenge:

What
happens
When a ghost’s
pale white image
she sees reflected
With the tears she lets go
Does her wish stir the waters?
Dark hides tiny creatures whisper
When given a heart, let her be loved
Will the magic of the woods give her life?

© anita dawes 2020

#Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge…

#TANKATUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 202, #SYNONYMSONLY

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

This week, Kat Myrman, from Like Mercury Colliding, selected the words:

Imagine & Gratitude

All
good things
They can wait
Tomorrows thanks
when spoken early
Carry big surprises
Respond with grace and honour
Your acknowledgment is received
Doors to the Universe are open
Let all the good things fall into your lap…

©anitadawes 2020

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge…

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 201, #POET’SCHOICE

Image by Sergey Gricanov from Pixabay

I
do not
know my name
I am empty
Can I still be seen?
Does my voice reach you there?
A ghost looking for shelter
Would you walk with me through chaos?
Can I now be more than my lost self?
Will my lost ego take this empty shell?
Tell me, can you hear my name on the wind
Do I have enough time to claim it?
Can the jaws of hell remain shut?
Will I walk into the light?
Does love wait for me there
Do you speak my name?
Alone at night
Don’t whisper
Shout it
out!

©anitadawes 2020

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#Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge…

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 199 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT OR #SynonymsOnly

This week we chose to use the words “MOVE & MAKE” provided by David Ellis.

I
turn back
A star falls
A bright light shifts
New fate is arranged
Stardust, airborne wishes
I compose my inner mind
Life has to change for the better
An ancient force has prepared the way
All will assemble in the red desert…

©anitadawes 2020

#Haikai Challenge #159/#160 (10/10/20): Fall Foliage/Goose (Kari) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Autumn Daydreams, #Haiku

Haikai Challenge #159/#160 (10/10/20): Fall Foliage/Goose (Kari) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga#Haikai Challenge #159/#160 (10/10/20): Fall Foliage/Goose (Kari) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Image by David Mark from Pixabay

Crisp
Crunching
Under foot
Orange flashing
Autumn dancing by
Time moving nature’s gown
Cold winter frost lies waiting
Where rivers run with time passing
Old voices whisper in dark forests
Soft spun silken moon hangs dark on blue skies…

©anitadawes 2020

UPDATE

This was originally posted as one of Colleen’s challenges, but this was wrong. It was for Frank Tassone and for some reason I chose the wrong link!

So sorry, Frank!

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 198, #POET’SCHOICE

Image by Pixabay.com

Moon
On glass
Reflecting
Past memory
Pieces of dream time
Heroes grow while sleeping
Stories read without pages
film, a gift from the universe
Waking memories are flushed away
Dark, strange nightmares made by a broken mind…

©anitadawes 2020

#Flash Fiction Challenge for Carrot Ranch Literary Community ~ #Poetry

October 1: Flash Fiction Challenge

October 1, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that happens on the dusty trail. It can take place anywhere. Who is your character, where are they going, and why? Bonus points if they meet up with Kid and Pal from D. Avery’s Ranch Yarns and Saddle Up Saloon (they hit the trail so TUFF could take over the saloon).

We cannot see the wind
Only the lifting of leaves
The swaying of grass
As it passes
We cannot hear the wind
Only the echo
It leaves behind
The dark curtain of dust
It sweeps from the ground
All but swallows
The four horsemen
Riding from the Starbuck Ranch
Out to recover a few stray cattle
Before the savannah winds
Cover the small town of Starbuck
With a dark blanket from hell
Ask my mother
When she tries clearing it up
The air around her turns dusty blue
The four riders return
Spitting blue dust…
Cattle safe and sound

©anitadawes 2020

#Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Challenge ~ #Poetry

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 197, #SPECIFICFORM: Tanka

It’s the fifth Tuesday of the month! This is our chance to work with a specific syllabic poetry form. So, take this opportunity to learn more about the particular form. You can use any subject, theme, or words to convey your message.

This week’s form is:

TANKA

My five-year-old asked
Do flowers grow in heaven?
How do I answer
When I haven’t been there yet
Her unanswered question lingered…

©anitadawes 2020

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 195 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

Image credit: Unsplash, and the photographer is Wolfgang Hasselmann

Sat
Beneath
The mushroom
Misty morning
My own quiet time
My thoughts run ahead wild
Free from boundaries I roam
I am now become the blue mist
My heart and soul one with all I touch
I am content to stay, to roam free, wild…

©anitadawes 2020