Category Archives: Tanka

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


Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy

our ancestors might
fancy flight a miracle
which makes me wonder
what curious future device
might we deem impossible

~kat

A Tanka poem for Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, prompt words (synonyms only): Beliefs: fancy & Strange: curious.


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).


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