Category Archives: Tanka

Futility’s Rush ~ Tanka Tuesday

Futility’s Rush

we are persuaded
there exist paragons
to aspire to
but excellence, perfection
dwell in degrees, beyond reach

~kat

A Tanka for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Synonyms Only of the Prompt Words: Bewitch (persuade) and Treasure (paragon).


Remember Me Now

it’s not flattery
but acknowledgement
rouses our spirits,
yet we save for eulogies,
lauds the dead will never hear

~kat

For Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge using synonyms only for the prompt words praise (flattery, acknowledgement, eulogies, lauds) and excite (rouses).


Bubbles

bubble.jpg
we hide in bubbles
existence, isolated
chiming in with those
who fancy our delusions
safety is an illusion

~kat~

For Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, prompt words: Belong: Exist, Chime & Dream: Bubble, Fancy, Delusion, Illusion.


The Dark Side of Spring

The Lowly Cur

a barbarous fête
chirping, featherless nestlings,
beaks agape, bobbing,
poor worm dangling, sacrificed
to sate the ravenous brood

~kat

A Tanka for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge using synonyms of the words: sing: chirp & celebrate: fête. The dark side of Spring. I love baby birds, but today, I’m remembering the worm. 😉


Revelry

Revelry

those seeking control
would keep us quaking in fear
better to dictate
their demands, but here’s a spin…
let’s rollick instead, for spite

~kat

A Tanka for Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge using synonyms of the prompt words: Command: control, dictate, demand, & Dance: revel, rollick, spin.


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