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

#Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge…

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 194 #SYNONYMSONLY

This week, Annette Rochelle Aben selected the words for the syllables only challenge. That means you can’t use those two words. You must find synonyms to replace them. Fun, right?

Here are your two words:

Hint & Bold

This week I (Jaye) am stepping in to ease Anita’s workload with my own tanka, but have to warn you, I’m not the poet in this house!

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Good as new

The warning whisper
Signalled her heart was broken
Brave and unafraid
We didn’t need the reminder
In time, will be good as new…

©JayeMarie 2020

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge… #Etheree

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 193, #POET’SCHOICE

This post for Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge was dictated to me from Anita’s hospital bed!

Image by JW A from Pixabay

The
Same walls
Days on end
Peace has vanished
The same sounds, low moans
no regard for the hour
seagulls cry outside my window
they cry for all the souls lost at sea
I hope I’m home before they cry for me…

©anitadawes 2020

#Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 192, #THEMEPROMPT

It’s the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Kerfe Roig from last month’s challenge picked the theme…

This month’s theme is:

Maps

Image by piviso from Pixabay

It’s
Too late
The road ends
The maps too old
Marks faded by time
Can no longer guide you
X to where x marked the spot
Treasure buried there stays hidden
Where tall tales become urban legends
The story never ends, the hunt goes on…

©anitadawes 2020

#Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge…

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 191 #PHOTOPROMPT

Image credit: Snapwire from Pexels

Close where I live, we have abandoned tracks
A popular walk, where horses graze
Orange water flows past tall trees
Walk over wooden bridges
To the sound of water
Flows beneath your feet
The air sweet with
wild garlic
the mind
still…

©anitadawes 2020

#Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge…

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 190 #SYNONYMSONLY

“Circled and Squared”

Image by Foto-Rabe from Pixabay

Time
moves in
slow circles
The brown snake coiled
Patiently waiting
For his dinner to move
The balance of life to match
The still sleeping prey unaware
that life’s harmony will be broken
The level of life’s tally soon returned…

©anitadawes 2020

#Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Challenge…

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 188, #ThemePrompt

It’s the fourth week of July! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Sue Vincent selected the theme this week with a quote prompt:

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” Herman Hesse

Trees are my most favourite thing in this world, so thought I would add my two pennorth to this weeks prompt with a Tanka…

Trees are my best friends
Strong, protective, and loyal
Lending strength to us
Leading by example to
The wisdom of the ages…

©JayeMarie 2020

#Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge…

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 188, #ThemePrompt

It’s the fourth week of July! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Sue Vincent selected the theme this week with a quote prompt:

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” Herman Hesse

Image by Pixabay.com

Wild
Woodland
Spirit run
Take me with you
To where your roots sing
Reaching far beyond time
Secrets held from tree to tree
Family that’s never broken
So let me join that endless circle…

©anitadawes 2020

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 187 #PhotoPrompt

Sally Cronin provided the photo for this month’s photo challenge:

I
Should have
Held her more
Loved her better
She ran far from me
Held by a lobster pot
golden mermaid waits freedom
This I must give back to her now
Together we live beneath the waves
I will hold her more, love her much better…

©anitadawes 2020