Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 162, #ThemePrompt


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It’s the fourth week of the month which means I’ll pick a theme for you to write about for this month. On the Monday before the next challenge, I’ll select someone to choose next month’s theme.

This month’s theme is: “The Circle of Life”

I have done two sets of Haiku. In syllables of, 5/7/5, 3/5/3 and 2/3/2. One set on human life and the other set on nature.

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Of the womb we are born

We flourish and grow full bloom

Then we turn to multch


Born from womb

Encompassing life

All things die


We’re born

Then we grow

We die


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Seeds germinate life

Blossoms germinate full bloom

Life drains down through roots


Blossom grows

From seed and life roots

Cycle ends.



Petals spread

Then sleep


Colleen’s Weekly Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Jan 28, 2020 @ 21:26:33

    You’ve done a great job on both, sis!


  2. tracikenworth
    Jan 28, 2020 @ 21:58:29

    Reblogged this on Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author & Book Blogger and commented:
    Wasn’t sure what the theme “The Circle of Life” was about until I read Willow’s. It’s just what it says it is.


  3. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Jan 28, 2020 @ 22:15:28

    Well done, Willow! You are really getting how easy it is to write those more abbreviated forms. I’m loving where you went with these. ❤


  4. Dale
    Jan 29, 2020 @ 00:29:13



  5. Elizabeth
    Jan 29, 2020 @ 00:53:25

    Wow! I wish I had your creativity with words.


  6. kittysverses
    Jan 29, 2020 @ 03:52:54

    Nicely captured. 🙂


  7. Jules
    Jan 29, 2020 @ 14:03:34

    Reminds me of Venn Diagrams in a way – everything overlaps. 🙂


  8. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Jan 30, 2020 @ 15:41:09

    Excellent job Willow. 🙂 xxx


  9. judeitakali
    Jan 31, 2020 @ 06:16:28

    really enjoyed this


  10. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Feb 07, 2020 @ 22:07:00

    Willow: Blossom grows, From seed and life roots, Cycle ends. I used this Haiku in my new book. You retain all rights to your poetry. I give you credit in the bibliography. ❤ Thanks, friend. ❤


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