#TANKA TUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 214, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

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

This month’s theme is:

Dreams.

Colleen suggested an optional form for us to experiment with. A few months ago, Merril D. Smith wrote a poem called a Diatelle. She found this form on shadowpoetry.com.

“The Diatelle is a fun, syllable counting form like the etheree with a twist. The syllable structure of the diatelle is as follows: 1/2/3/4/6/8/10/12/10/8/6/4/3/2/1, but unlike an etheree, has a set rhyme pattern of abbcbccaccbcbba. This poetry form may be written on any subject matter and looks best center aligned in a diamond shape.”

Image from Pixabay.

Night Terrors

Dreams
They grow
And they flow
In black and white
Your deepest secrets show
In shadows of darkest night.
Could there be escape from unearthly plight.
Is that sunlight or are we caught in headlight beams.
Rooted incapable of fight or
flight.
Face my demons dodging their bite
They chase and scare me so.
I aim for light
Where to go
Oh! No.
Dreams.

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

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pensitivity101
    Feb 23, 2021 @ 18:45:57

    This is great Willow`

    Reply

  2. Ritu
    Feb 23, 2021 @ 18:46:48

    You are a true poet, Sis, experimenting with all these different forms! Well done! ❤

    Reply

  3. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Feb 23, 2021 @ 20:20:29

    Willow, this is so good! You have great rhythm in this piece. I love it! ❤

    Reply

  4. robbiesinspiration
    Feb 24, 2021 @ 17:07:15

    You have done so well with this, Willow. A beautiful poem.

    Reply

  5. Dale
    Feb 24, 2021 @ 23:34:27

    I really like this ! 🧡

    Reply

  6. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Feb 28, 2021 @ 10:27:51

    Wow, I love this poem Willow, gorgeous. ❤ x

    Reply

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  8. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Mar 01, 2021 @ 17:36:41

    Chilling Willow.. wonderful interpretation of the prompt..♥

    Reply

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