Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 187 #PhotoPrompt

It’s the third week of the month! For Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday. Time for a #PhotoPrompt!

I thought I would try another Haibun .

Sally Cronin provided the photo for this month’s photo challenge:

Image Credit: © Sally Cronin

Early morning on the beach my mind being swept clean by the North wind. Waves lashing at my feet I contemplate the mistakes I have made in life. I see a lobster pot washed up on the beach, coloured ropes attached to it, full of detritus. I stop and look.

Washed up on life’s shore

Ties broken full of salt tears

Hope gone, deserted.

54 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Jul 21, 2020 @ 15:32:07

    Lovely response Willow…thanks for sharing…♥

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  2. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Jul 21, 2020 @ 15:36:53

    Oh a sad one Willow. ❤

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  3. rugby843
    Jul 21, 2020 @ 16:48:00

    I would like you to print out for me exactly how you add your post to the mr. linky thing. I’ve never had success, I frankly have no idea what I’m doing wrong. If you could show me, please email it to: cjscan_1999@yahoo.com. Thanks! I guess I need an example I can copy.

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  4. Ritu
    Jul 21, 2020 @ 16:59:11

    Beautiful 🥰

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  5. Priscilla Bettis
    Jul 21, 2020 @ 19:03:02

    Sad and beautiful at the same time. (And an interesting photo Sally chose.)

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  6. Dale
    Jul 21, 2020 @ 19:07:39

    No mistakes, Willow… only lessons. Lovely! 🧡

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  7. Jen Goldie
    Jul 21, 2020 @ 19:12:06

    💜

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  8. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Jul 21, 2020 @ 20:58:02

    Excellent prose and poetry, Willow. I copied it all to FB and shared on my page. That’s the workaround since FB won’t let me share from your blog. ❤

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  9. judeitakali
    Jul 22, 2020 @ 09:50:11

    Poignant and Beautifully written

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  10. Betty Hayes Albright
    Jul 26, 2020 @ 02:01:40

    Eloquent writing, my friend. 💗💓💗

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  11. memadtwo
    Jul 26, 2020 @ 17:50:21

    I hope you will find new birth after your cleansing. (K)

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  12. Jules
    Jul 27, 2020 @ 13:13:39

    And yet that empty lobster pot is full of breathable air! Noticing the colors and being bathed in the sunshine can be a good thing. 😀

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  13. Marsha
    Jul 29, 2020 @ 17:09:27

    Great response, Willow. It almost has to be a sad post. I wondered if that was a lobster trap or possibly crabs. You knew instantly.

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  14. Marsha
    Aug 01, 2020 @ 04:34:34

    I guess I’m showing my age, Willow, or my upbringing. In my family when you say, “How did you rate?” You are pretending to be jealous of the other person’s good fortune. You might see my hand on my hip, but you’d see a big smile. Your good fortune was to drive the Duck. I imagine not too many people get to do that, so I teasingly said, “How do you rate (such a great honor)? The Australians would say, “Good on you,” and not try to be funny. You have to hear a person’s inflection. If I said, “Good for you,” you might see my hand on my hip and hear a slight edge of insincerity in my voice. I loved all the places the red line took me. 🙂 So cool. Thanks for asking! 🙂

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    • willowdot21
      Aug 01, 2020 @ 04:45:10

      Lol it’s funny isn’t how we can be flummoxed by the same language, I see now what you mean! We definitely need to see that hand on hip, look in eye and hear the voice inflection . It make a world of difference! Yes I was very lucky and it was so much fun. I shall never forget it. Oh! We enjoyed following the Red trail and really everything about Boston . Even the place we stayed at was “interesting” my eyes are laughing…. I think there is a post there 💜

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