Tag Archives: Shadorma

The Blatherskite

The Blatherskite

loquacious
quibblers are fluent
nigglers who
will nitpick
vociferously…it’s best
to listen and nod

~kat


A Shadorma for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge – Synonyms Only – Poet’s choice. For my words I chose Dictionary.com’s most recent words of the day: Pettifog – quibble, niggle, nitpick & Voluble – loquacious, fluent, vociferous. I couldn’t resist packing all these beautiful words into one outrageous poem.


Tanka Tuesday #123

we are the
essence of longing,
fragile hearts,
trembling,
for hints that we are worthy
of love’s ecstasy

~kat

A Shadorma for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge – Synonyms Only, Prompt Words, Meaning (essence, hint, worth) & Passion (longing, heart, love, ecstasy).


Cursed Clock

cursed clock

i hate you
but i need you so,
without you,
i’d be lost
in my dreams, never waking
snoozing…sleep…dreamless

~kat

For Sunday’s Writing Prompt: Ordinary Things. Write a story (I wrote a shadorma poem) where an ordinary, everyday object plays a significant role.


To Be Woke

to be woke

we burden
ourselves by caring,
by serving
others, while
apathetic morons quell
all hope in the dream

~kat

A Shadorma for Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, Synonyms Only: Slow – moronic, apathetic / Work – serve, burden, dream.


Tanka Tuesday – Cold & Storm

I’m grateful
on these two-dog nights
for a bed
and two dogs
who warm me while the tempest
rages on

~kat

A Shadorma (3/5/3/3/7/5) for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, Synonyms Only. Prompt Words: cold – blast, two-dog night and storm – tempest, rage.


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