WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!
Are you ready to choose some syllables to use in your poetry? Willow Willers (pist’ that’s me 😃) from last month’s challenge chose the two words for this month:
Twilight & Hue.
a dusky silver
somewhere between night and day
Shades of evening sway.
part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka.
Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and hopefully in to light ?? I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well. I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits. View all posts by willowdot21
22 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 247, #SynonymsOnly”
Beautiful and so evocative, Willow 🙂
Thank you Harmony 😘
How beautiful, Willow. Look at the glow of the setting sun on the horizon. It’s magical! ❤
Colleen that was a magical moment. Two years ago we took a cottage in Wales for a week. I took Ruby out and there was the most wonderful sunset Hubby took a photo of me spell bound 💜
You can tell it’s a special moment. ❤
It was 💜
❤ Those are the best kind of moments.
Indeed they are 💜
Thank you Robbie 💜
Love this, Sis!💜
Thank you Sis 💜
This is so lovely, Willow, and the photo is the perfect compliment.
Thank you Eugi 💜
You’re welcome, Willow!
Hi Willow, I love the words you picked! They were perfect for me today, I was awake at 4 pm, and ready to write poetry. Your poem is lovely, a companion for mine!
The words were inspiring this week 🙂 shades of evening sway is such a beautiful image!
Thank you D. L. It is often such a beautiful time of day.💜
Oh yes. So lovely!
It was a lovely evening 💜