Colleen's 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 161 #PhotoPrompt

It is the third Tuesday of the month and so it time for our photo prompt from Colleen.

This month’s photo prompt has been provided by me. What does the photo say to you, tell your story in syllabic poetry. Just rely on your emotions.

The young couple at the airport told us (the old couple) of their very recent wedding. They spoke of how beautiful and lavish it had been . They enthused about the food and the guests and the sun-kissed honeymoon they were about to embark on. Yet the bride’s eyes and hands told me a more valid story.

Life’s Patterns, A Nonet.

My

Hands show

Rich patterns

Of my new life

Painted carefully

By Auntys and sisters

To prepare me , as the bride

My heart soars at the sight of them

I am now joined to the man I love.

They symbolise our new path together.

©2019 Willow Willers

I wish them well.

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Jan 21, 2020 @ 12:10:57

    Gorgeous Hennaed hands and words! I’m going to enjoy this one!

    Reply

  2. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Jan 21, 2020 @ 21:41:32

    So lovely, Ritu. I like the traditions that other cultures follow. I think you did this image justice. ❤

    Reply

  3. Ben Naga
    Jan 22, 2020 @ 12:41:54

    “I wish the well.”

    Rather ‘them’ than ‘the’?

    Not to be obsessive Rather to show I did read this. 🙂

    Reply

  4. jazzytower
    Jan 22, 2020 @ 17:06:16

    Beautifully penned. Love the photos, thanks for sharing it.:)

    Pat

    Reply

  5. D. Wallace Peach
    Jan 23, 2020 @ 14:45:58

    A gorgeous prompt, Willow, and I loved learning the background. Your poem is beautiful and captures the ritual with reverence. Love it.

    Reply

  6. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Jan 26, 2020 @ 10:23:10

    Lovely Willow, it warms the heart to read. ❤ x

    Reply

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