Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 39 – MIRROR & HARBOR

This  week  for  Colleen Chesebro‘s weekly poetry  prompt Mirror  & Harbour I  have  chosen  to  do  two Tanka.


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Looking out to sea

A long days wait looking  for lights

Cold cold  the  harbour

Lost loved ones to cruel sea

Pain mirrored in harbour Lights.



Mirror like  the  sea

Shows life stormy and  becalmed

No safe harbour yet

Thrashed on the rocks  we cling on

Hoping against hope  for calm.



21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. nosaintaugustine
    Jun 27, 2017 @ 12:50:53

    I liked this line: “Pain mirrored in harbour lights.”


  2. Colleen Chesebro
    Jun 27, 2017 @ 16:17:12

    Willow (I love your name by the way) both Tanka are filled with the emotions of life and death and how precarious out existence is. Compelling words! ❤


  3. Betty Hayes Albright
    Jun 27, 2017 @ 21:03:04

    Really enjoyed these Tanka poems. Colleen is right, you do have a knack for the form. 🌻🥀💮


  4. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Jun 28, 2017 @ 05:20:10

    The power of The sea is legendary. Nicely done Willow, lovely evocative poetry. 🙂


  5. Judy E Martin
    Jun 28, 2017 @ 07:23:18

    You did a fantastic job with the tanka Willow as I knew you would. Love the imagges and the witsfulness of the words. The sea can be such a cruel mistress!


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  8. Traci York
    Jul 09, 2017 @ 13:34:23

    I grew up in a fishing town (Gloucester, Massachusetts) and both of your poems hit me right in the feels! Beautifully written, Willow!


    • willowdot21
      Jul 09, 2017 @ 13:39:11

      Thank you Tracie , I have no connection to fishing but I have seen how close communities react to hard life and tragedy. I am chuffed the post touched you. 💜


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