#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 244 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

#TANKATUESDAY. This week it is Ekphrastic Tuesday.

Merril D. Smith selected the image this week. It’s a lithograph and you can read more about it HERE. Remember, we can see what’s in the image, so write your poem using the image as an inspiration. Don’t just describe what you see in the lithograph. Think about metaphor and allegory. Just remember to check what form you’re using. Some of the Japanese forms frown upon the use of metaphors. This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing, inspired by visual art.

I chose to do a Tanka this week, I really love this image, it’s very relivant to the world today .

Image Credit: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/digital/item/66272

death is so tired
exhausted by the burden.
no one here listens
he turns life’s timers around
drowning us all out of hand.

THIS IS PART OF COLLEEN’S TUESDAY WEEKLY.

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. merrildsmith
    Sep 21, 2021 @ 17:03:43

    It is so relevant to the world today. That was my first thought when I saw the image. Death must be exhausted. 🥲

    Reply

  2. Ritu
    Sep 21, 2021 @ 17:10:23

    Beautifully done, Sis xx

    Reply

  3. D.L. Finn, Author
    Sep 21, 2021 @ 17:35:28

    Great take on this, Willow. “exhausted by the burden” is very timely.

    Reply

  4. harmonykentonline
    Sep 22, 2021 @ 09:32:20

    Very timely words. Great take on the prompt, Willow 🙂

    Reply

  5. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Sep 22, 2021 @ 19:23:12

    Willow, you picked up some relevant emotions for today’s world from the lithograph. Your tanka is excellent! ❤

    Reply

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