Category Archives: Tanka

WHAT DO YOU SEE? MARCH 12, 2019 #Tanka

safe in ignorance,

silver-scaled serpent, slumbers

in his snow clad nest,

overhead his nemesis,

pennant raised, prepares his lance

 

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Scene from my window #tanka

On the moorsAshen faced, the skies

discharge leaden, liquid cargo,

to the playful breeze,

now their voyage is complete,

gifting life to Mother Earth.

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Sue Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt #Writephoto #Ritual

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Long Meg  stood alone,

where had all the dancers gone,

no posy to hold,

just one solitary tear

rolled slowly down her cold cheek

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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 124 #SynonymsOnly – Game & Trouble #Tanka

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Around the table

the Olympians gathered,

Zeus took up the dice,

to them ‘‘t’was just  a pastime,

for Troy it could mean peril.

 

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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 123 #SynonymsOnly

They said what’s the point?

I said it’s an obsession 

then they turned away,

their heads shaking as they went

but I shall keep on laughing

 

 

 

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Denizens of the shore #tanka

Air smelling of stars

a breeze playfully whispers

to beckoning crabs,

scuttling over crystal sands

to drink from a cyan sea

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Colleen Cheeseboro 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 121, “Slow & Work,” #SynonymsOnly -The ploughman

Following the ox

in a cumbersome progress

over rough pastures,

he wears, but we share, the yoke

as from dawn to dusk we toil

 

 

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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 120, “Cold & Storm,” #SynonymsOnly

Over silent hills

once green, now crystal shrouded

spires, stand silently,

through these frozen pyramids

a playful tempest shrieking

 

 

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Sue Vincent’s #Thursdayphotoprompt #Writephoto

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Princess Murano

her face framed in furnace fire

slowly raised her eyes

memories of fragrant blooms

fragile, fading, as of glass

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COLLEEN’S 2019 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 119 “MYSTERY & ATTRACT,” #SYNONYMSONLY/ femme fatale, a #tanka

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Alone in her room

she dons mascara and rouge

hoping  to allure.

What secrets may be hidden

underneath the  painted smile.

 

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