Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge NO. 109, Happy November – “Poets Choice of Words”

It’s the first Tuesday this month and as per Colleen Chesebro of The Fairy Whisperer’s rules I am choosing Red and White to use Synonymously.

Rules for Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge

Oh! Crimson as blood

Mixed with pure as driven snow

Late Autumn, still grow

The birds will eat the berries

How long will the roses last.


32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Colleen Chesebro
    Nov 06, 2018 @ 15:26:30

    Oh, that is just splendid, Willow. What a beautiful rose! What are the red berries? The harsh mountain winds have stripped all our trees bare and the bite in the air means winter is closer than autumn! ❤


  2. Ritu
    Nov 06, 2018 @ 16:10:16

    I love this sis!! 💜


  3. robertawrites235681907
    Nov 06, 2018 @ 16:22:31

    Most intriguing poem, Willow


  4. Lynz Real Cooking
    Nov 06, 2018 @ 18:04:50



  5. Miriam Hurdle
    Nov 07, 2018 @ 04:00:13

    I love the poem as well as the photo, Willow. ❤


  6. H.R.R. Gorman
    Nov 07, 2018 @ 13:20:37

    I enjoyed seeing how you incorporated fall without mentioning leaves! A refreshing tanka this week. 🙂


  7. jazzytower
    Nov 07, 2018 @ 18:34:18

    It was interesting to hear that those berries mean a harsher winter. Mother nature does have her say in the most interesting ways. A nice write Willow.



  8. Betty Hayes Albright
    Nov 09, 2018 @ 02:16:44

    Just lovely, Willow! (I love the photo as well.) 💞💞


  9. Vashti Q
    Nov 16, 2018 @ 15:12:28

    Hello Willow! Lovely Tanka! I hope your beautiful roses outlast the birds. 🙂 xo


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