#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 241, #SPECIFICFORM: TANKA PROSE .

It’s the fifth Tuesday of the month! This is our chance to work with a specific syllabic poetry form. Take this opportunity to learn more about the particular form.

This week’s form is: TANKA PROSE.

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The Tree

Dark skies, so cold I pull my coat about me, glad of its warmth. I hear you, calling to me. Suddenly the empty space around me is full of people, strange people. Scared of crowds I make for you, you call and guide me. My fear of crowds heightens my senses. I reach you and feel your strength and your knowledge. At last I am safe.

so deep are your roots
unlike me, shallow, flailing
I’m blown back in time
drawn back through millions of souls.
To you, to love, to the truth
.

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

Just Saying PARALYMPICS: Day Seven.

There was more record-breaking swims from the British athletes as the team won five medals across four finals at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Day seven proved to be a successful one in the pool, with one gold, one silver and three bronze medals won.

Reece Dunn made it a hat-trick of gold medals and four overall as he broke another world record in the Men’s SM14 200m Individual Medley final. 🥇

Bethany Firth took second place in a time of 2:23.19 to add another silver to her S14 200m Freestyle medal. 🥈

Louise Fiddes won bronze 🥉

Stephen Clegg set a new British record and personal best time in the Men’s S12 100m Freestyle final, clocking in at 53.43 seconds. 🥉

Hannah Russelladded a bronze medal to her gold as she finished third in the Women’s S12 100m Freestyle final.🥉

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 373 LINE and Toe.

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This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge.

a line drawn in sand
riffle butt and vicious toe
so much blood will flow.

The video below is about Lybia but it just as easily could be Afghanistan.

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