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.

 

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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.

 

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21 Comments (+add yours?)

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

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

    Reply

  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! ❤

    Reply

  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. 🌻🥀💮

    Reply

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

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

    Reply

  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!

    Reply

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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!

    Reply

    • 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. 💜

      Reply

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