#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

Happy Halloween…

On
hallowed
ground we walk
Evil forces
old life back from hell
One hour on hallowed ground
They seek old, favoured places
Where love still remains, forever warm
Ancient fears keep too many doors closed
An hour passed; warm fires call them back to hell…

©anitadawes 2020

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

HAPPY HALLOWEEN WEEK

Colleen has asked the experts to put a poetry writing spell on you! This is her 200th Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge! Happy Poetry Writing!

This month’s theme is:

Hocus Pocus Film GIF

Dark
Towers
Lightning strikes
Feathers flying
While chasing angels
with frozen, trembling hands
Thunder rolling through black clouds
Dark rivers run past ancient walls
Wizards broken wand about to fall
The illusion of power built on lies…

©anitadawes 2020

#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

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

#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