summer’s breath blistering sunrise glowing still long past day simmering into sunset lengthening shadows For today’s #TankaTuesday Challenge, I tried a Shadorma, a Spanish 6-line syllabic poem that uses the syllables 3/5/3/3/7/5. The theme for today’s challenge was “The Longest Day”, which immediately filled my mind with images of sunshine, beaches, and summer. This particularContinue reading “Solstice”

Poem: Skipping Stones

Stone smooth, gray skip freely speckled, splashed rocks. Splash drip, drop sail softly scattered, splattered falls. Today, I’ve written my first lanturne (or two!) for the Word Craft Poetry #TankaTuesday Challenge. The lanturne is a short form that grows in one syllable each line until the end; it has a syllabic pattern of 1, 2,Continue reading “Poem: Skipping Stones”

Poem: Message in a Bottle

feet sink into cool sand leaving whispered stories washed away with wave’s lullaby only slipping onto some other sands wading in memories brushing ashore again For this week’s #TankaTuesday Poetry Challenge, we were given the task to write a Butterfly Cinquain. I fell in love with this form when I first tried it a coupleContinue reading “Poem: Message in a Bottle”

Poetry: Equidistant

Daydream drive down Route 2 follow last year’s footfalls where past and pines embrace lake shore head full and heart hopelessly wandering under craggy outcrops that lean wide mouthed awake This week, I attempted a butterfly cinquain for Colleen’s #TankaTuesday Challenge. This week’s prompt was the theme “Beginnings and Endings”. The image is from theContinue reading “Poetry: Equidistant”

Poem: Shadows

I’m getting a late start on this week’s #TankaTuesday, though it’s still Tuesday at my house for another couple hours. It was one of those wild days when I especially appreciated this time in the evening to clear my thoughts and find peace in the written word. Colleen’s #TankaTuesday challenge this week is Ekphrastic poetry,Continue reading “Poem: Shadows”

#TankaTuesday Challenge 268 “Tangerine”

elastic orange sun tugged over fading frame reflection on glass pane gray memories I gave #TankaTuesday on the Word Craft Poetry blog another try for this week’s #TasteTheRainbow challenge. Today was my first attempt at writing an Abhanga, which is a very beautiful form that I will likely try again! I also tried to incorporateContinue reading “#TankaTuesday Challenge 268 “Tangerine””

#TankaTuesday Challenge 251

low clouds cling and I climb uphill alongside trees and leftover leaves farther than the day before past footprints I placed in mud I decided to try the #TankaTuesday challenge on the Word Craft Poetry blog for the first time this week. Let’s see how it goes! Here is the link back to the challenge.