Colleen Chesebro Weekly Tuesday Tanka Poetry Challenge. Dance & Command.

This week for Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge we have the words Dance and Command. The twist is we have to use synonyms.

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First I did a Senryu about relationship.

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Like a doll she twirls

He thinks it’s to his orders

No, she pulls his strings


And then a Haiku.

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Snowdrops, Crocuses

Perform annual ballet

As young Spring decrees.


Finally a Tanka.

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A fatal tango

I trip the light fantastic

My inner voice screams no

I do his bidding blindly

Yet still I get it all wrong.

32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Apr 10, 2018 @ 14:51:26

    You knocked that right out the ballpark sis!


  2. Colleen Chesebro
    Apr 10, 2018 @ 15:02:51

    Willow, you’ve outdone yourself. Well done! ❀


  3. trentpmcd
    Apr 10, 2018 @ 17:55:08

    I really like all three. The haiku is my favorite πŸ™‚ I was wondering if an “s” got away in the Senryu – to my eyes it seems it fell off of “pulls” (leaving “pull”) and landed on “doll” (making it “dolls”). Or am I misreading it?


  4. JT Twissel
    Apr 10, 2018 @ 19:02:13

    Nicely done. A fatal tango – oh my. I like to dance but I think I’ll pass on that step.


  5. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Apr 10, 2018 @ 19:03:04

    Wow, all fantastic Willow. πŸ™‚


  6. Betty Hayes Albright
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 03:26:16

    I really love all of these, Willow!


  7. Lynz Real Cooking
    Apr 11, 2018 @ 14:13:42

    All of them are awesome! I love the last one


  8. robbiesinspiration
    Apr 13, 2018 @ 17:48:04

    A really lovely trio of poems, Willow.


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