Early morning fingers of sunlight
Warms the water below.
Where young life drinks its fill
Shadows vanish, he is safe.
his mother carefully nudges him.
To go deeper for a bath
She will teach him by being at his side.
his days are filled with love…
© Anita Dawes 2021
There’s a sad song on the radio
Love broken like a glass fallen
The scattered pieces only fit for the bin
Somethings can’t be glued together
Nor plastered over
Yet the search goes on
For a love unfettered by pain
Each kiss from a stranger
Tells a story
Keep looking for that kiss
That has no story
Only you in mind…
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Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 187 #PhotoPrompt
Sally Cronin provided the photo for this month’s photo challenge:
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…
Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 147, #Poet’sChoice
WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!
It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Poets choose your own words.
It’s my favorite month of the year! HAPPY OCTOBER!
PLEASE support the other poets by visiting their blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too.
This challenge is for Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Haibun, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, and Cinquain poetry forms. Freestyle rhyming poetry is not part of this challenge. Thank you!
This is our choice of words this week in an #etheree poem…
MAGIC & LOVE
The north star
Feel the magic
Calling for more time
Bring back yesterday’s glow
The one who made life worthwhile
When love is kissed the morning sun
Hear music carried by the sea breeze
Stay, feel the rhythm of the universe…
Image by Pixabay.com
She looked at me with salt worn eyes
Tears of a thousand years
Her pain I could not imagine
Her years are old, she has lived too long
Old memories haunt her days, her nights
A plait crowns her beautiful grey hair
Her hand small and gentle, touch my face
Her smile almost invisible, too hard
Her pain holds it at bay, yet I remember
that her smile lit her eyes like night stars
She will forever be my beloved Oma…