Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 188, #ThemePrompt


It’s the fourth week of July! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Sue Vincent selected the theme this week with a quote prompt: I have written a double Etheree this week.

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” Herman Hesse

The wisdom of Ents.

Told me
Your secrets
Reached out, touched me
Spoke inside my head
Showed me life eons past
All the changes you have seen
The sum of your knowledge is vast.
You’re not tied by religion or cast.
Un-dispoiled by rank or fortune you stand.
Your knowledge once tapped can not be unseen.
You picked me from the group, gently spoke.
I heard you and carry your words.
To this day I still hear you
Still see what you showed me.
The vision is true
Sheltered by you.
Life giving
You are


41 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Jul 28, 2020 @ 07:56:41

    Great take, sis 🥰


  2. Dale
    Jul 28, 2020 @ 14:26:21

    That was wonderful (and I love that piece of music)


  3. judeitakali
    Jul 28, 2020 @ 17:46:46

    A gorgeous etheree, Beautifully constructed


  4. kimbladeswritingblog
    Jul 29, 2020 @ 13:41:42

    A wonderful response to Colleen’s prompt, Willow. You have captured all the wisdom, strength and grace of trees.


  5. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Jul 29, 2020 @ 20:29:50

    I forgot about the Ent! I did look them up and reacquainted myself with the lovely creatures of Tolkein. If anyone wants to read: Willow, I was blown away by the depth of your words. Well done, Sis. ❤


  6. Jules
    Jul 30, 2020 @ 12:51:52

    I would like to think that trees can communicate through their roots but also by their limbs and leaves… I think sometimes with the help of a breeze trees sing wonderful lullabies. I know it is an old wives tale but when a leafy tree turns over their leaves it is a sign that rain will follow…. well it may not be very scientific. But I think the leaves can sense something in the atmosphere. 🙂

    (Continue healing and regaining your strength! Hugs.)


    • willowdot21
      Jul 30, 2020 @ 13:00:12

      Thank you Jules I agree with you on all counts. I love trees and I know they watch over us. I am getting there, hoping to have my operation very soon . Take care of your safe and be well 💜💜🌹


  7. jazzytower
    Jul 30, 2020 @ 15:22:40

    I like this. Didn’t know about ENT. Thanks for the info😊.



  8. jazzytower
    Jul 30, 2020 @ 15:22:40

    I like this. Didn’t know about ENT. Thanks for the info😊.


  9. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Aug 01, 2020 @ 10:00:21

    Lovely Willow and beautifully expressed. ♥


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