COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 191 #PHOTOPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

It’s the third week of the month! Time for a #PhotoPrompt

Aishwarya, aka, Kitty from Kitty’s Verses, was Colleen’s selection from last month’s challenge. So Kitty has provided the photo for this month’s challenge. Colleen says “Remember, don’t just describe what is in the photo. Engage your senses and work with implied metaphors to make your poetry sing!”

This week I have written a two versed Shadorma about life choices. The railway track disapearing into the distance makes me think of the straight and narrow.

Image credit: no attribution

Look forward
Leave what’s behind you
The line leads
Direction
As sure as night follows day
One step at a time.

Like a train
Forward momentum
Rolling on
Growing strong
Straight ahead into the light
One step at a time .

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka

27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Aug 18, 2020 @ 13:58:44

    Wonderful!

    Reply

  2. Shweta Suresh
    Aug 18, 2020 @ 17:43:46

    One step at a time indeed. Beautifully written

    Reply

  3. Dr. Crystal Grimes
    Aug 18, 2020 @ 18:02:29

    Beautiful and encouraging Tanka! Thank you, Willow!

    Reply

  4. robertawrites235681907
    Aug 18, 2020 @ 18:55:07

    These are both lovely, Willow.

    Reply

  5. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Aug 18, 2020 @ 21:45:14

    Well done, Willow! I thought of Robert Frost’s poem… “two paths diverged in the woods…” and he took the less traveled path. I really like how this reminded you of the straight and narrow. ❤

    Reply

  6. Elizabeth
    Aug 19, 2020 @ 00:04:27

    Love these poems, a beautiful reminder!

    Reply

  7. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Aug 19, 2020 @ 05:18:13

    Ah a lovely take on the photo Willow. ❤

    Reply

  8. judeitakali
    Aug 21, 2020 @ 12:21:12

    I love a good shadorma

    Reply

  9. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Aug 22, 2020 @ 09:37:46

    Wonderful Willow and full of expectation and hope.. just what we need at the moment to leave the challenges behind.. xx♥

    Reply

  10. tracikenworth
    Aug 23, 2020 @ 00:13:42

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