It’s the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt?

This month’s theme is a haiku written by Sue Vincent:

clouds cover the moon,
beyond dawn’s pale horizon
sun rises unseen

©2020 Sue Vincent

Please use the above haiku to inspire your own syllabic poetry. There’s a lot to unpack in these words. What will your interpretation be? Go where the words take you.

I wrote an Etheree in honour of the Dawn.


New Hope

Of silver.
A ray of hope
Night shades wrapped and cloaked.
Dawn dancing on her way
With stealth she starts a new day
Silver and gold look glorious
Bright skirts swirling around, hope for us.
Secretly ringing the changes of life.

This is part of Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka.

25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Nov 24, 2020 @ 18:10:02

    Love your take, Sis 🥰


  2. Priscilla Bettis
    Nov 24, 2020 @ 18:26:18

    I enjoyed both Sue’s haiku and your poem, especially the way you personified Dawn, beautiful!


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  4. Stine Writing
    Nov 24, 2020 @ 18:38:34

    Your poem is great. It almost has a Robert Frost feel to it.


  5. Stine Writing
    Nov 24, 2020 @ 19:37:40


  6. thoughtsnlifeblog
    Nov 24, 2020 @ 20:38:02

    This is so delicately beautiful. Really loved it.

    So I guess ‘Etheree’ is another form of poetry? I will have to investigate.

    I had a go at this challenge but just did a Haiku, my second ever… lol.


  7. Lisa
    Nov 24, 2020 @ 21:28:19

    I enjoy picturing your dawn coming stealthily, yet dancing.



  8. Dale
    Nov 25, 2020 @ 03:30:15

    Lovely etheree to go with Sue’s haiku!


  9. Betty Hayes Albright
    Nov 25, 2020 @ 21:15:45

    That’s beautiful, Willow 💗💗


  10. Sue Vincent
    Nov 26, 2020 @ 11:49:12

    lovely etheree, Willow! xx


  11. kendorphin
    May 29, 2021 @ 08:41:26

    How nice.. How do I get involved in this type of poetry? It’s lovely!


    • willowdot21
      May 29, 2021 @ 08:26:20

      Hi Ken , you’d be very welcome to join us all at Colleen’s place. She is a great teacher and sets us really brilliant challenges. You can head over to her blog at
      and follow her.
      Every Monday she does a round up of all the submissions from the previous week. Also there is often advice and news . Then on Tuesday the prompt is published. You do your prompt, mention it’s part of Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge. Link your post to the current prompt page. Also go over to Colleen’s page and put your post into the “Linky ” there. Everything you need to do is explained clearly and well by Colleen on her page. Here is a link to my latest post to the challenge to give you an idea.
      Looking forward to seeing you there, have a great weekend 💜


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