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COLLEEN’S WEEKLY TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO.62 The crow’s nest vigil

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High  above the deck

while watching the rise and fall

of the cold, dark waves

below, the deep throated gong

measures each hour completed

 

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Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge #Tanka

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Water cycle

Rivulets a’plenty
meander over the moor
in their time-worn paths,

brooks and streams in headlong rush
eager for the sea’s embrace

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Spirit of the night

Clad in star-kissed robes
of finest shimmering silk
the moonbeam spirit
will keep her silent vigil
in universal splendour

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Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge/ tanka

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A family meal

for which we choose to give thanks

to the provider

If only our father knew

this custom will die with him

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Ronovan writes #174 a tanka extension

heavy in my hand

the oil slick smooth, round surface

of the billiard ball

added a new dimension

to my improvised weapon

 

 

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Colleen Chesebro #Weekly Poetry Challenge NO. 54. Ghost & haunt

The three ghosts appeared

each a haunting tale to tell

their messages plain

Let us watch the tale unfold

and witness transformation

 

Memories only

haunt these ancient hallowed halls.

Ghosts in the mind

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Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 53 # tanka

High above the mist

an unmistakable shape

rock of Avalon

And though our search was ended

our life’s quest had just begun

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Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun Spirit and Joy

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May the Holy Spirit

bring you joy everlasting

by the Grace of God

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Typically British, don’t you know

A cricket fan’s joy

lies in seeing the two teams

playing by the rules.

As players we should always

keep the Spirit of the game.

Haibun

The Queen, God bless her

A toast to bring joy to all

of British spirit

On the occasion of the announcement of a major Royal event, such as engagement to marriage, the birth of a child or significant Royal birthday it was customary for a signal  to be transmitted to all serving members of the British Armed Forces wherever they were, be it on ships or on land in all corners of the world. The signal was generated and was usually personal from Her Majesty The Queen inviting all to join with her in celebration. The instruction would be given to, “Splice the mainbrace!” All were then entitled to draw a free drink which had to be consumed immediately and generally accompanied by the toast as described above. In a true spirit of cameraderie, great joy was felt by all at her generosity.

 

 

 

 

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The silent scream, (inspired by language of the heart)

She could not hide it

a tell-tale tear moved slowly

to her downturned lips

unsaid I read the meaning

of one sad, simple gesture

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Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge #49 Tanka 

Evening balloon.jpgThe balloon soars high

all the waiting is over

up to the heavens

Checking  the pressurised suit

ready for freefall descent

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