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Life – #tanka

Where are we going
On this mad dash to nowhere
Rushing to get there?
There’s no need to finish first
We should savor and endure

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

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A Tanka and Two Almosts ;) #tanka

Blackhole Mind

Is this really good?
Did I achieve what I sought?
How is it measured
Self-doubt robs my victory
Kept poise feels a mockery

The model winner
She handles victory well
Achievement with grace
She is one to keep her cool
Wears poise with humility

Preaching from on high
They claim nobility
Sneer morality
Perhaps our deeds are measured
By the help we give others

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It is the Lusty Month of May with a #haiku and a #tanka

House Finch

House Finch

Whistle nature’s song
Delight and praise for the spring
Feathered choir performs

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Cardinal

Cardinal

The sun warms my blood
My heart beats an earthy tune
My soul hums your name
We celebrate the season
A hymn of praise for spring’s love

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

This week I decided to do two.  They’re small ;)

Two for Tanka Tuesday 4/24/2018 #tanka

Fog over the pond

Magic in your eyes
Cast a spell to transform me
Mold me to your whim
Harden the abstract concept
You entice me to pleasure

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I am your shadow
Captivated by sorrow
A frame for darkness
I carve your form in my mind
Wishing to fill it with light

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

This week I decided to do two.  They’re small ;)

Two for Tanka Tuesday #tanka

rose

Wake from winter’s sleep
Been taking life too easy
Collecting my thoughts
Time to leave this comfy place
Pick up the pieces of life

The touch of your hand
The look from your gentle eyes
The sound of your voice
My life’s drive is to capture
Memories of your essence

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

This week I decided to do two.

With Zest and Intelligence – #tanka

West Dennis Beach, Halloween

Brilliance of your heart
Your strength is known to the world 
With wit and wisdom
I’m pulled by your radiance
You have power over me

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

I wanted to use zest and zeal, but could fit them in….