Jules, of Jules Pens Some Gems selected your words for this week. Check out this amazing list of poetry forms on her blog!

Here are your two words:

“Circled and Squared”

Image from Pixabay

Moved in
Towards his pray
Mouse faced up to him.
Their eyes met silently
The rodent knew the cycle
Of life and the part would play
Straightening his shoulders he stood true.
Hawk extended his talons took his due

I have written an Etheree using synonyms for the prompt words.

This is part of Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Tanka Challenge.

50 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Aug 11, 2020 @ 17:05:35

    Love the imagery, Sis!


  2. Erika
    Aug 11, 2020 @ 18:24:33

    Wow, good one!! Reminds me of the many hawks and other birds of prey circling above us daily.


  3. johnallenrichter
    Aug 11, 2020 @ 20:20:35

    Love hawks – and the pyramid is awesome!


  4. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View
    Aug 11, 2020 @ 21:18:13

    Good stuff

    Stay well and laugh


  5. Elizabeth
    Aug 11, 2020 @ 22:19:23

    Nice, but poor mouse!


  6. D. Wallace Peach
    Aug 11, 2020 @ 23:45:41

    Wow. Awesome and powerful, Willow. This gave me the shivers.


  7. Marsha
    Aug 12, 2020 @ 04:42:00

    Beautiful poem. What a great response to the challenge. 🙂


  8. gdutta17
    Aug 12, 2020 @ 08:47:46

    Lovely poem. Liked it very much. 🙂


  9. Dale
    Aug 12, 2020 @ 09:43:40

    What? He didn’t even try to put up a fight?
    Well done! 🙂


  10. kimbladeswritingblog
    Aug 12, 2020 @ 13:53:06

    This is really good. But I feel sorry for the mouse, even though it is the circle of life in Nature.


  11. Ben Naga
    Aug 12, 2020 @ 19:39:56

    “Let us prey.”


  12. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Aug 12, 2020 @ 20:50:56

    Well done, Willow!! And, the circle of life continues. Great pick of synonyms! ❤


  13. Stine Writing
    Aug 13, 2020 @ 01:17:57

    Poor little guy tried to be brave!


  14. tracikenworth
    Aug 13, 2020 @ 06:14:26


  15. Betty Hayes Albright
    Aug 14, 2020 @ 21:10:12

    I really like this, Willow…. the mouse is accepting of the part he’s fated to play. Methinks there’s a good lesson there. ❣💞💓


  16. judeitakali
    Aug 15, 2020 @ 09:02:52

    Beautifully composed


  17. Jules
    Aug 18, 2020 @ 20:09:40

    I finally got here today… and how appropriate as I watched a falcon have his lunch from my window this afternoon!


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