A bright shirt for me With a whiff of eccentric Fearlessly forward I may often try to blend But there is no use hiding
This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge. This week was a synonyms only week using the key words hint and bold. I chose a tanka. And, no, I am not “coming out” or anything like that, I’m just talking about some of my eccentricities. Yes, I wear a hat when I am outside. I have a hat collection. And occasionally i wear strange clothes, including, on a rare occasion, that red and black jacket.
The lines always curve Rounded made straight and angled Paths always loop back We might think our debts are cleared But we are always ensnared
This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry challenge. This week we were given two key words, only we had to use synonyms for the words, not the words themselves. the words were circled and squared. I chose a tanka.
Stuck in my own trap Towering walls block the view I can hear the sea Doesn’t the flotsam of life Prove there is more beyond me?
OK, if you don’t understand the title, look up Plato’s allegory of the cave. But more than just the cave allegory, I was thinking of this quote by Plato (a conclusion of the same story): “Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.”
Written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge. This week was a photo challenge. The photo at the top of the page is by Sally Cronin. I wrote a tanka this time, and I’m sure I was one of the few this week to base my tanka on a quote by Plato ;)
I feel I am cursed Someone put a spell on me But then I look up The sky fills with divine light Rough seas, but I am content
This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge. The key words this week were Hex and Blessed, but only synonyms were allowed. I did a tanka. And, OK, I chose the photo (from one I did earlier this year) and wrote the poem to fit ;)
It happened again How can a human do that? Pain of the centuries My hand fits nicely in yours Bound by our humanity
Years ago they told us all is well Humans judged by their character Full equality for all They said the world is fair The battle was won One family United In peace Love But They lied Still two worlds One rule for “them” Fear of the other Blind eye turned to the truth Indifference to suffering A world of hate and division They said it was over years ago