#TANKA TUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 218 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

It’s time for an Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). D.L. (Denise) Finn from last month’s challenge provided the photo for this month’s challenge. Interpret this photo through the eyes of a poet.

I have written an Etheree embodying the Spirit of Winter as bears the end of yearly reign.

Image Credit: D.L. Finn

Blue,
Colour
Of winter.
White forrest clothed
In soft ghostly mist.
As ever she gives care
To the beloved forrest trees
She hates to bid them fond farewell.
Her time is coming close to it’s end.
She prepares to hand her mantle to Spring.

Part of Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 350 CHIRP and Twilight

Ronovanwrite’s.
Image from Pixabay

I yearn for his touch
As the sweet twylight descends
Hear the bats chirp

This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge.

#writephoto: Neptune.

KL Caley at Novel Ideas has offered to take on Sue Vincent’s #writephoto as a weekly challenge now it has become too difficult for Sue to continue.

For her first prompt K.L. has chosen a picture of a Statue of Neptune. Finally I have managed a Tanka, I have not been able to blog for a few days my muse had gone walk about.. I hope I am not too late.

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a statue of King Neptune with his trident poised to catch a fish in a lake reflecting the green of the surrounding trees.

Neptune Image by KL CALEY.

Caught in the water
Sky, foliage forever
Neptune imprisoned
Trident held in the moment

Eternity is so long

This is part of K.L.Caley’s #writephoto

Well Done to Everyone Involved With The Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic.

On February 1st, the Carrot Ranch team set a competition and fundraiser for one of our finest, Sue Vincent. Using one of her photos for inspiration. The brief was to write a 99 word piece of Flash Fiction or 99 Syllable Poem and keep it under wraps until the winners were announced.

You can find all the entries, winners and judges picks here
Congratulations and well done everybody.

I did get placed but I was delighted to be Judge, Geoff Lepard’s pick. All entries were judged anonymously. Thank you Geoff and team for the advice.

Here is my Entry.

No place like home.

They had spent the last five years searching for the perfect place to settle. Travelling to several planets and even one other galaxy but nothing suited.

So their hearts lifted at the sight of the valley. The elders raised their hands prononucing "This is the perfect place, protected by mountains with it’s own water supply. Even a few remaining buildings."

A voice from the back chirped up.. "That’s where we started from, I can see my house" There was hush, a sharp intake of breath. "As we have always said" their elders smiled. "There is no place like home"

©Sue Vincent

Announcing the WINNERS of the Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic at the Carrot Ranch

For the love of Sue.

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

When the doctors told me that the cancer had spread to my brain, they also told me that I did not have long left…’days to weeks’ were their words. At this point, the wonderful folks at the Carrot Ranch wrote to tell me about the Rodeo, the competition and what they hoped to achieve.

The response was phenomenal.

I cannot stress how much it meant to see all the good wishes coming in… to watch my sons hold themselves up with pride because it seems as if my work has touched other lives in such a positive manner. And, while my body continues to fall apart, my heart is full.
On a practical note, the donations that came in have helped enormously with the cost of specialised equipment.

Who knew how expensive this dying malarkey can be? In search of decent few hours sleep for the first time in ages…

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