Tanka Tuesday — The Nature of Lightning — (troiku)

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sparked veins of sky leaves
glimpses of another place
jungles fill heaven

sparked veins of sky leaves
backlit roadmaps, star rivers
storm’s altered senses

glimpse another place
weather opens the portal
petrichor perfume

jungles fill heaven
imagination flies free
as wet wings lift us

troiku form

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Colleen is the host of Tanka Tuesday.  Colleen says:
Sangeetha from Mindfills blog selected this month’s theme:  The Nature of Lightning.

53 Comments Add yours

  1. Paula Light says:

    “Sparked veins” ~ wonderful! 🤩

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Paula! 🙂

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  2. Sadje says:

    I could smell the rain

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Charlie!

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  3. s.s. says:

    I was there! Sensing, feeling… Gorgeous write. You made the best of this poetry form too

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sangeetha, thank you very much.

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      1. s.s. says:

        ❣️

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  4. s.s. says:

    Oh and the Petrichor perfume got me ☺️

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  5. Lightning is so beautiful, yet terrifying. Reminds me of how I feel about big cats, lions, tigers, leopards, etc.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Good way to describe it, Gia.

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      1. My pleasure, Lisa!

        ~David

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  6. The imagery is too good!

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  7. Pradeep says:

    What a stunning photo. … And your nice words too!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Pradeep, thank you very much 🙂

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  8. Lisa, this is such a cool form. I like how each flows into the next stanza. Beautiful imagery! 💜

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Colleen. Starting Oct 1 and going through the month, I’ll be posting a troiku a day that I wrote for Poetry Postcard Festival 2022.

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      1. Oh I remember you doing that last year, too. This is really a lovely form. I should add it to the challenge.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I’m glad you remembered, Colleen. Last year was slimverse which is more or less a pithy statement on something. I do like troiku because of how it cascades. It’s like a short form cascade.

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          1. It’s really a lovely form. It would make a great addition to the challenge.

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    2. Reena Saxena says:

      Backlit road maps, star rivers
      storm’s altered senses

      and the last line.

      Just awesome….

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      1. msjadeli says:

        Reena, many thanks!

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  9. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Nothing tops nature!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You’re so right! Us puny humans will never come close to it.

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        I remember being in a parking lot of a grocery store with tornado warnings…we all stopped in front of the store…we were all united because we saw the wind and clouds start to circle…I realized at that moment…dang…there is nothing we can do if this starts…it didn’t thankfully.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Yikes! Must have been so scary. The most extreme kind of weather we get here is snowfall.

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  10. dorahak says:

    Powerful, Lisa, brilliant writing as always, my friend. ❤️
    ~ Dora

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dora, thank you very much ❤

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  11. I like this, especially the ‘sparked veins of sky.’
    Not a form I know. Thanks!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you like it. That link takes you to the guy who invented it. I used to participate in his prompts but I think he went on sabbatical from blogging.

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      1. I’ll have a look at it 🙂

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  12. Sparked veins is such a cool description

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  13. memadtwo says:

    Weather opens the portal…it does indeed. I like this form too (repetition…) (k)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kerfe! I know every time thunder and lightning happen the sky takes on a fantastical quality for me.

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  14. Elizabeth says:

    Lighting as a portal, I like this idea!

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  15. Jules says:

    I remember that form… years ago from Chev… (Kris…).
    I like how you used it. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jules, I’m glad you remember it and thank you so much. I’m not sure it’s written the way Kris intended it, but I’ve absconded with it and use it to my own purposes 😉

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      1. Jules says:

        Adapting and recreating is a good thing.
        I do that with other short forms too… I make series where there shouldn’t be any, just because I need to tell the whole story.

        I was just reading to day in the paper about a husband and wife team that took to different Penn-Dutch art forms an blended them for a new art. Really quite nice too. 🙂

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Jules, I feel better hearing you say that. Sounds very neat about the husband and wife team.

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          1. Jules says:

            I think any writer/poet would/should be honored for anyone ‘borrowing’ and maybe even improving on a form – though I know some might be snarky and protective.

            The Art folks – Pam and John Hults…in a local magazine they combined Fraktur (illumiated calligraphic drawing) and Scherenshnitte (onomatopoeic paper cutting). Apparently they sell their work online (but no details were given) and at the Old Country Store in Intercourse (PA), Colonial Williamsburg and other places.

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