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first night

Happy World Poetry Day 2019!

first night

adorned in winter
tree lace, a veil of cool
mist conceals her face
luna the fair, fragrance of
vernal blooms wafting on air

luminous specter
eventide vespers, whispered
wishes, souls to keep

~kat 2019


Vernal Equinox – Tanka Tuesday

vernal equinox

primordial ooze
swells with new life, emerging
seed to root to shoot
to bloom, serenaded by
bird trills and honey bee hums

~kat

A Tanka for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge – Synonyms Only, Prompt words: Spring – emerge, ooze, swell, vernal equinox, root and Sing – trill, serenade, hum.


Autumn Rhapsody

Autumn Rhapsody

she weeps fallow fronds,
flushed crimson, vermillion,
sienas, ochres,
yearning for cool eventide’s
frosted plunge, and dreams of spring

~kat

A Tanka this week for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, Synonyms Only, Prompt Words: Fall (Autumn, weep, plunge) and Try (yearn, dream).


Seasonal Shift

there’s a subtle shift
a cool stream mingling amidst
sultry zephyr blasts
midsummer days challenged by
autumn crisp staking its claim

~kat

A Tanka for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge – Synonyms Only for the prompt words: Change (shift) and Defy (challenge, stake)


the fool

the fool

the fool

poor old chap is down
in the dumps, in a blue funk
with a chip on his
shoulder…once upon a time
he walked on air, flying high

~kat

A Tanka for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge using synomyms only of the words Happy & Morose. I found a lovely collection of idioms that were listed as synonyms for these words. Of course I had to use them all! Well, most of them anyhow. What fun this week’s challenge was!

Happy: walking on air, flying high,

Morose: down in the dumps, in a blue funk, chip on the shoulder


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