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Tanka Tuesday Senryu

bewitched by candlelight
flickering in the darkness
peace bellowing

~kat

A Senryu for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, Synonyms Only, Prompt Words: Mystery (Darkness) & Attract (Bewitch).


gospel

the gospel
of intuition
assumes a
certainty
that bliss may be found when we
trust our convictions

~kat

A Shadorma (3/5/3/3/7/5) for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, Synonyms Only, prompt words: Belief: intuition, certainty, conviction, gospel and Joy: bliss.


Keeping the Peace

we
should not
concede what
we know to be
true, just to keep peace,
nor honor that which is
dishonorable, lest we
fall short of our best selves, instead
may we remember that agreeing
to disagree won’t do when truth’s at stake

~kat

An Etheree for Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, Prompt Words (Synonyms Only): Celebrate honor, remember and Number concede, agree.


Pleasant Read – A Reverse Etheree

it’s between the lines, the truest words dwell
skimmers who riffle miss the fine print,
the loveliest thoughts are not ink
blots on pages, the writer’s
exquisite intention,
is deciphered by
those who peruse
with their heart
and their
soul

~kat

A Reverse Etheree for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, Synonyms Only for this week’s prompt words: pleasant, fine, lovely, exquisite, and read, decipher, peruse, skim, riffle.


Calling on (Better) Angels

cleave
my dears
to all things
good, lovely, true,
averse to the lies
of gutless fools intent
on arousing fear, stoking hate,
for their disdain and self loathing
belongs in the boneyard forever
quiet, silenced by our better angels

~kat

An Etheree this week for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, Synonyms Only, Prompt words: Afraid: gutless, aroused, averse, and Grave, boneyard, cleave, quiet.


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