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Coming Spring – #Tanka

Waterfall with slow shutter speed

A development
To a landmark decision
That affects us both
Winter’s ice melts with a flow
A shift in your heart to love

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This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge.  The key words today were “Breakthrough” and “Movement”.  Following her suggestion, I didn’t use the words, I used only synonyms.

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The Struggle – #Tanka

fiyero on the beach

It’s time for the test
Outcome inevitable?
I protest the fates
We charge into the future
Free will against predestined

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This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge.  The key words today were “Destiny” and “Challenge”.  Following her suggestion, I didn’t use the words, I used only synonyms.

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OK, I know I over did it ;)  I tried to put some variation of the key words in every line.  The photo has nothing to do with the poem.  or does it?  ;)

Unearthly – #Tanks #Haibun

woman portrait

Unearthly

I stop.  I don’t mean to stare, but the apparition that’s you holds me spellbound in its unearthly beauty.  You smile and say my name.  I smile back, but my insides turn the jelly.  Are you real?

Goddess come to life
Straight from the ancient stories
You mesmerize me
You seem more legend than flesh
Born of pen, not woman

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This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge.  The key words today were “Myth” and “Write”.  Following her suggestion, I didn’t use the words, I used only synonyms.

To for Tanka #tanka

Please perform it, Sam
She can take it, so can I
You know what I mean
Here is looking at you, kid
We will always have Paris

We assume the roles
Act the parts we think are real
To hide our true selves
But sometimes I think I know
The real you behind those eyes

OK, a two fer one deal.  Play some of the old songs.  Play it, Sam.  Hmm, but I can’t say “Play”, now can I?  OK, so I did something a little more serious.  Maybe.

These was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge.  The key words today were “Play” and “Guess”.  Following her suggestion, I didn’t use the words, I used only synonyms.

When the World Was Young – #tanka #haibun

When the World Was Young

I click ‘play’ on the screen, but it is more than music that pours out.  I am being drawn to a different time.  The world was young and the people created an exciting, novel version of reality.  I can hear it from the speaker, I can feel the groove and the vibe shouting out the changes.  It may be old and dated, but it feels fresh and alive, the sound of an eternal search for what has never been seen or felt or heard before.  As I listen, nodding my head to the beat, it seems as if there has been nothing created recently that hasn’t been based on these sounds.  The song has come to an end and I reach over to lift the needle from the record, but I am back to the present and can only click on the next song.

Times were a changin
Jimi and band played “Hey Joe”
No satisfaction
From a grey conformity
They explored a virgin “now” Continue reading

Thaw – #writephoto

thaw

Photo by Sue Vincent

I watch you from afar
So remote and beautiful
I feel a chill wind
For those who dare approach
But then you smile
And I feel a thaw

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Just time for a very quick poem today… After how long some of my #writephoto posts have been, I bet you are heaving a sigh of relief ;)

This was written for Sue Vincent‘s weekly #writephoto challenge.