Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Poetry Challenge. Shadow and Light.

This week Colleen Chesebro of Fairy Whisperer has set us our weekly prompt of Shadow and Light.

This week I have written a Tanka using a picture taken on a short break with people I really love and our dogs. I hope I have conveyed how happy we were. 

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We were four giants

With two playful loving dogs

Our story is told

Here in shadow and in light

Out of dark we made all bright.

40 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Aug 22, 2017 @ 09:08:23

    I love this sis!!!


  2. Mr. Militant Negro
    Aug 22, 2017 @ 09:40:44

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negroโ„ข.


  3. Judy E Martin
    Aug 22, 2017 @ 10:16:44

    A wonderful photo Sis, and lovely haiku too ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Reena Saxena
    Aug 22, 2017 @ 12:09:08

    Superb photography!


  5. Colleen Chesebro
    Aug 22, 2017 @ 17:57:09

    What a fun time. I feel the joy and abandon resonate from your words, Willow. Well done! โค


  6. Lynz Real Cooking
    Aug 22, 2017 @ 21:30:07



  7. zumpoems
    Aug 24, 2017 @ 20:54:29

    Nice intro to a expansive progressive rock song!


    • willowdot21
      Aug 25, 2017 @ 06:41:34

      Nice thought which one. Can’t think of a rock song off hand but “We are Giants” from take that comes to mind but it’s hardly rock n roll ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒน


  8. micketalbot
    Aug 24, 2017 @ 21:09:51

    sky blue to green hues
    to the shadows of the hounds
    found… a yellow ball

    the photo… big
    a mile high… much more I sware
    touch down took awhile


  9. willowdot21
    Aug 25, 2017 @ 06:38:15

    Such a moment full of fun
    We were relaxed and happy, everyone.
    The sun the sky the sea just out of view
    We had it all the dogs did too.
    Oh! It seems so long ago
    T’was but two months in truth you know. ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒน


  10. micketalbot
    Aug 25, 2017 @ 12:10:46

    Ha! Got here in the end
    The breeze my parachute did send
    Out to sea,, back now to tend
    My notifications dear friend

    The view looking down
    A nice spot you had found
    A sunny summers day too
    Best wishes to your dogs
    Yeah, okay and you, as if
    I’d forget, Hey ho, must go

    Joking and poetry aside, I have to ask, what lens was used to take the amazing photo?


  11. KathrinS
    Aug 25, 2017 @ 16:54:19

    Love the photo and the short poem!!

    Kathrin —


  12. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Aug 25, 2017 @ 20:59:47

    Lovely exuberant photo and poem Willow. ๐Ÿ™‚


  13. robbiesinspiration
    Aug 26, 2017 @ 17:44:06

    This tanka is so nice, Willow. Really fun.


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