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the abyss

sometimes the abyss
is a pool of black water,
deep, its skin like glass
capturing reflections of
innocence slipping away

~kat~


A Tanka for Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, this week’s ekphrastic photo prompt courtesy of Diana Peach.


grace enough

grace enough

there is grace
more than enough grace
to hold us
through the night
whether or not we believe
the dawn is coming

~kat


A Shadorma for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Synonyms Only Challenge – Prompt Words: Imagine/Believe & Gratitude/Grace.


Shadorma
• 6 lines per stanza
• Per-line syllabic pattern = 3 / 5 / 3 / 3 / 7 / 5
• No restrictions on number of stanzas
• No rhyme scheme or prohibitions against rhyme
• No restrictions on title length


Tanka Tuesday – The Illusion of Power

when the wind
bellows through a forest
it’s the trees
that yield,
not those that are unbending,
that endure unmoved

~kat


A Shadorma (3/5/3/3/7/5) for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. Today’s Prompt Theme – “The Illusion of Power”.


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.


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.


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