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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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Sammiscribbles Weekend writing prompt #140 – Vintage

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Many a good tune

coaxed from the body of a

fine vintage fiddle,

Vigorous use of the bow

and some sensitive plucking.

 

 

 

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Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 10 August 2019 #Tanka ~Twilight’s unfolding dramas

The sapient owl

hovering on silent wings

no sound betrays her,

darkness holds no mystery

for those who choose ears to see

 

 

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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 137 #SynonymsOnly

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Each variety

of animal, fish or plant

lost to extinction,

will by way of Nature move

mankind down the same sure path

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Thursday photo prompt: Clarity #writephoto

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Air smelling of stars,

sea breeze playfully tempting

the shy smiling crabs

to scuttle over smooth sands

and bathe in a purple sea

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Still hope for nature #tanka

Just a fleeting glimpse

from the corner of your eye

bat or dragonfly,

his heart longs for the former

but reason screams the latter

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Celtic knot #Tanka

In spiral circles

no leader, no followers

all remain equal,

tracing each line with  finger

connection of the senses

 

 

 

 

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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 136 #Decadent

vintage-1149558_1280Sounds of jollity

carried on electric light,

pierce ivy shutters,

through twice glazed frames declaring

Neo-Georgian mockery

 

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COLLEEN’S 2019 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 135 #SYNONYMSONLY #Lost-gardens

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gardens, both medicinal

and quite appealing

some though find, regular lines

can prove an unsightly bore.

 

 

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