#TANKA TUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 222 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

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

This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art and/or photographs. Anita Dawes from last month’s challenge has provided the photo for this month’s challenge:

Here are the forms we can use. Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Gogyohka, Tanka, TankaProse, Renga, Solo-Renga, micropoetry, poetry, 5lines, Haibun, Prose, CinquainPoetry, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, Badger Hexastich, Abhanga, Diatelle.

I decided to try a Sedoka, but with a twist, so I wrote it without a rhyme to emphasize the dystopian dream feel. Call it poetic license.

.Image by mollyroselee from Pixabay.

Hues
Golden
My dreaming
Colours my life
Visions of the future.
A plethora of lost, dark days.
There’s no warmth in that burning golden hue.
Our happy home abandoned your old tram rotting.
I reach out hoping for reassurance.
But I am alone you are gone.
Fear grips and I awake
I am with you
My mood lifts
Soft light
Hues

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. rugby843
    Apr 21, 2021 @ 12:54:40

    Excellent

    Reply

  2. Priscilla Bettis
    Apr 21, 2021 @ 15:35:24

    This one tugs at my heartstrings. It’s lovely.

    Reply

  3. Ritu
    Apr 21, 2021 @ 16:40:17

    Great job, there, sis!

    Reply

  4. 🇪🇺 Bee H.
    Apr 21, 2021 @ 16:44:18

    I know the feeling you describe very well. Gives me goosebumps. A brilliant poem 🤗🙋‍♀️🐝

    Reply

  5. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Apr 23, 2021 @ 14:12:36

    Dreams can be scary for sure. You picked up on the feeling of abandonment and desolation. Well done, Willow. ❤

    Reply

  6. judeitakali
    Apr 24, 2021 @ 05:21:56

    Deeply reflective of the prompt.

    Reply

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