night of winter
fair planets kiss, glowing
age of Aquarius dawning
A Garland Cinquain (2/4/6/8/2) fir this week’s Holiday Theme-Based Tanka Tuesday Challenge.
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coursing through my veins, directing my existence,
lifeblood, DNA containing the legacy of my ancestors
heroes, scoundrels, paupers, royalty, saints, average folk,
their footprints in the dust long disbursed to the wind
and me here, now, my simple life carrying us on anonymously
A Gogyohka for Wordcraft Poetry’s Tanka Tuesday Ekphrastic Challenge inspired by the photo above.
A Shadorma (3/5/3/3/7/5) for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. Today’s Prompt: Poet’s Choice, following Colleen’s suggestion to give thanks this December as the year draws to an end.
in the end
by a thread
history in the making’s
ours for the taking
Also tried a Gogyohka. Each line of a Gogyohka comprises one phrase with a line-break after each phrase or breath.
do not linger
in the minds
roused by the light
And finally a Tanka. 57577
thank you dear strangers
for caring about others
for wearing a mask
to all unlikely heroes
we see you; we won’t forget
when she thinks
of simpler times
before life became
the world split into two
when blood was thick and skin was deep
and love bore all things and believed all things...
smiles, though remembering breaks her heart
An Etheree for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Theme prompt based on the poem below by Sue Vincent. clouds cover the moon, beyond dawn's pale horizon sun rises unseen ©2020 Sue Vincent
apple cider sunset
leaves droop drearily on exposed branches
tinged amber from the sun’s fierce fading,
fire-red on the horizon at dusk of day,
the autumnal equinox is upon us, crisp and cool,
apple cider, cinnamon steeped, nips my tongue
A Gogyohka for Colleen Cheesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge.