Tanka Tuesday 303 — Sage Senryu Series

garden sage in planter 0922 (2)

 

Sage way of being:
textured, muted color, one’s
subtle flavor smiles.

Sage rests in the sun
yet open to being plucked —
time has no meaning.

Sage, pleasing contrast
to grounded, mud origins,
rises to the sky.

Sage: plucked, dried, and cut,
swims in warm spaghetti seas;
inhaled, then consumed.

Colleen Chesebro is the host of Tanka Tuesday.  Colleen says:
This week’s challenge is a specific form prompt where I ask you to write a senryū poem, or a series of senryū.

31 Comments Add yours

  1. Paula Light says:

    Love the last one! A surprise 😍

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  2. Carol anne says:

    Beautiful! I really loved the imagery!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  3. Love this one Lisa!!❣️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Cindy ❤

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  4. I love that Simon & Garfunkel song. It reminds me of the very beginning of my music journey and the 1972 compilation “Simon and Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits” – one of the first vinyl music records I heard and came to dig. I also like your poem! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Christian so happy the post pleases you. Good start to a vinyl collection.

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  5. Sadje says:

    Loved how you’ve used sage in both senses

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re most welcome

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  6. memadtwo says:

    Now I’m ready for dinner! (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 I brought the sage in this year and so far it’s doing well. I love the texture on the leaves.

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  7. I love the story you weave into it! Great poem!

    Yvette M Calleiro 🙂
    http://yvettemcalleiro.blogspot.com

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Yvette 🙂

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  8. jazzytower says:

    Wow! That last one!!! Love the build up to it. Was wondering where you were going. Worth the wait.

    Pat

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  9. msjadeli says:

    Thanks much, glad you enjoyed it.

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  10. I like how you gave “Sage” human characteristics. What a great example of personification, Lisa. The series is perfect with the ending senryu… now I want dinner. LOL! 🧡

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Colleen. I had fun with the word meaning on this one.

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      1. That’s what I love about these syllabic poems… they’re all word puzzles. 😀

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  11. Badfinger (Max) says:

    swims in warm spaghetti seas; inhaled, then consumed.
    Now THAT is imagery!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Happy you enjoyed the imagery 🙂

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  12. Jules says:

    Herb humor!! Perhaps we need to take some lessons from our herbs? I have parsley, rosemary and basil… I think I might need to add some sage and thyme to my herbage 😉

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Happy you like it, Jules, and yes you should!

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      1. Jules says:

        …I still have to put my celery in soil…
        I don’t think the herbs are out in the garden shops yet. 😉

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  13. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    Love this, made me hungry!

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  14. sage poetess writes
    brilliant clever verses
    feeds the mind and soul


    David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, my friend ❤

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