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Bardic harmony

A shimmer of notes

cascades like a waterfall

onto chiming stones

a harp player’s ecstasy

harmony of the ancients

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 81, DIGNITY & SUCCESS, #SynonymsOnly

 

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A Royal wedding

nobility is endowed

a rare achievement.

The world in wonder at the

splendour of the occasion

 

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Thursday photo prompt: #writephoto

Dark stone steps evoke
echoes of a distant past
etched in grey granite
morose memories unleashed
with every rise and turn

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COLLEEN’S 2018 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE #Haiku #82: Sing & Celebrate

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The strolling players
in their colourful costumes
gathered round her chair
their lively serenade helped
us to rejoice in our love

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 81, ENCHANT & SHAPE, #SynonymsOnly

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Seductive power

and finely moulded beauty

in smooth alabaster

form flowing impressions through

the deft touch of the craftsman

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Recapture innocence – tanka

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Cast aside the veil

life has placed over your sight

of the simpler things

discover delight and awe

in the world that surrounds you

 

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 80, GATHER & SOFT, #SynonymsOnly

The collection plate

passed quietly hand to hand

along the faithful.

Pockets and purses opened,

coins and notes gently placed

 

 

 

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Dawn chorus

Early morning mourns

the disappearing moonlight

thirsty calves lowing,

from up on high the robin

accepts the thrush’s challenge

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Bone of contention

dandelion

Each yellow outstretched

finger, reaching for the sun

in adoration,
loved by bees, hated by man
they brighten any canvas

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Snow covered signs

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(photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Neath the smooth white roofs,

dripping fingers of glass, point

in celebration

climate messages heeded

in spite of the deniers

 

 

 

 

 

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