Tanka Tuesday 305 — Warm Belly Birthday

mix together aloving intent to createfestive celebrate.For you, magic carpet float,voyage above cold;fly with fresh-made hot breakfast —warm belly birthday. The 7 words chosen (7 are required for the Kindku form) are mix, create, festive, float, voyage, breakfast, and birthday. Since today is Dear Poet, Björn’s, birthday, I chose to write him a Happy Birthday…

Tanka Tuesday Ekphrastic — Winter Farewell

Boughton, George Henry; The Lady of the Snows; Walker Art Gallery Wander along beach in winter to where I promised to forget. Because a murmur hummed, I danced in wonder’s song and broke my vow. Another me, one calm and wise, wanders along beach in winter. A lady wrapped in finery; defenses for ghosts lingered…

Tanka Tuesday 303 — Sage Senryu Series

  Sage way of being:textured, muted color, one’ssubtle flavor smiles. Sage rests in the sunyet open to being plucked —time has no meaning. Sage, pleasing contrastto 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…

Tanka Tuesday 302 — Dawn’s Blankets

Terri Webster Shrandt Dawn’s pink and blue crystal blankets Faux-warm, smiling crystal blankets Quiet world stirs, begins anew Our home hearth burns Wind lost, aimless chimney smoke curls Disperses in lightening sky Dawn’s pink and blue crystal blankets Our home hearth burns Yesterday’s blizzard swept away Awake, awed with morning’s pastel, Sip hot coffee and…

Tanka Tuesday 301 — Chlorophyllic

Primordial, I shimmer green in the sunlight, unarticulated compel. Inhabiting non-existence just moments before, primordial, I shimmer. Corporeally emergent a novice to being, green in the sunlight. Mirrored flip, this to that craving synaesthesia, an unarticulated compel. Cascade form I went to rhymezone for my synonyms and built a list.  From there I created the…

Tanka Tuesday — back then

back then my copper skin a silken instrument played sweet under his spellbinding but now my color’s drained, a limp gray scarf crumpled, numb, forgotten; left to dream of back then Butterfly cinquain form Colleen Chesebro is the host of Tanka Tuesday.  Colleen says: Use Eugi’s theme, the gray scarf to write your choice of…

Tanka Tuesday — Winter Blankets

“Ukrainian Figurines” by Kirill Shevchenko (Groder) Image by Кирилл Шевченко from Pixabay As winter blankets cover us,we huddled ones without a home,your thoughts and prayers are not enough.As winter’s blanket covers usour bodies wane, our souls are scuffed.How long will we be forced to roamas winter blankets cover us,we huddled ones without a home? Triolet form…