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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 153 #SynonymsOnly Grace & Style

1FC18AC1-FC35-4973-A8CF-18EEC7FFD143Strings cannot withstand

the consummate elegance 

of the wielded bow,

low tears wrenched from moistened eyes,

released by the cello’s mood.

 

 

 

 

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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 151 #SynonymsOnly Dig & grave ~Time is no healer

1FC18AC1-FC35-4973-A8CF-18EEC7FFD143On sombre faces

tears plough lines on blackened cheeks

coffins fill the thoughts.

Echoes of playground laughter

in the minds of Aberfan

 

 

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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 150 #SynonymsOnly

1FC18AC1-FC35-4973-A8CF-18EEC7FFD143 With a hungry child,

the rent man knocking, calls for

desperate measures,

those who buy her services 

seldom gain or give delight

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Sue Vincent’s ever popular Thursday photo prompt: Decomposition, #writephoto #tanka

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Silently he stares

defying his tormentors

endless symphony,

wind and ocean in concert

to orchestrate his downfall.

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COLLEEN’S 2019 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #146 Synonyms only ~Fall & Give ~Fading light

In the beginning

actions at first thought funny

then a little odd,

descent into psychosis

served to provide the answer

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COLLEEN’S 2019 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 144 #SYNONYMSONLY ~Web of deceit.

Stealthily he waits

while in her silken bower,

graceful limbs bewitch,

a spur to fateful passion

for when spent, he cannot flee.

 

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As the seasons pass #tanka

Inspired to motion,

Autumn leaves, eager to dance,

goaded by the breeze,

until losing grip, they fall,

their moment of freedom, brief.

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COLLEEN’S 2019 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 142, 1ST OF THE MONTH #POET’SCHOICE ~Autumn signs

Bright golden lances

pierce the towering grey clouds,

sun’s strength faltering,

feverish feeding begins

preparing for the Winter.

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Sky writing #Tanka #Weatherwatchers #Cloudspotting

Pink flanked mackerel

in pursuit of silver shoals

across turquoise seas,

messages that all can read

etched above in Babel’s tongues.

 

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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 141 #PhotoPrompt

1F43F2E1-8CD6-4FF8-9BF9-9A02D77A7841Now my voyage ends

here,  abandoned to my fate

on this sandy shore,

my message as yet unread

by those who would gain the most.

 

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