#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 263, 3/1/22: #Tastetherainbow-Colour Poetry.

Hello everyone. Colleen said “This week, let’s have fun with the colour of March: GREEN!

Green is one of those colours that includes many shades. This colour also has different meanings not associated with the color.

This week’s challenge is to choose your own syllabic form and a shade of green to feature in your syllabic poem. You’ll receive bonus points if you don’t use the name: green. You’ll also receive bonus points if you can also incorporate a different meaning for the word green in your poem.

I have decided to do a Haiku using new apprentice, meaning green, no experience. Verdant meaning, lush and green, and Viridesence meaning greenish or becoming green.

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mother nature’s new
apprentice perfects leafy
shades so verdant.
the rain quenches them gently
earth dressed in viridesence.


38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bwcarey
    Mar 01, 2022 @ 15:40:51

    green, lot’s perspective, green the thoughts, unsullied the heart, still green, today


  2. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Mar 01, 2022 @ 16:17:43


  3. robertawrites235681907
    Mar 01, 2022 @ 16:38:09

    Great job, Willow.


  4. Lauren
    Mar 01, 2022 @ 17:49:21



  5. Miriam Hurdle
    Mar 02, 2022 @ 00:16:38

    Beautiful, Willow! We need more green these days. ❤


  6. SelmaMartin
    Mar 02, 2022 @ 06:58:30

    So cool: Mother Nature sure looks the best in these colors when we’ve been so used to see her in white for so long. In truth, she looks fabulous in every color under the rainbow. Thanks for the poem, loved the way you used the prompt. Happy March. Spring. xoxo


  7. harmonykentonline
    Mar 02, 2022 @ 13:55:10

    I love this, Selma! “Nature’s apprentice” conjures some wonderful images 💕🙂


  8. yvettemcalleiro
    Mar 03, 2022 @ 16:29:19

    Beautiful, Willow! I can see the apprentice using Earth as her canvas. 🙂


  9. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Mar 03, 2022 @ 18:18:10

    This tanka is so full of rainbow colors that I got a big smile on my face reading it, Willow. Well done. ❤


  10. D. Avery @shiftnshake
    Mar 04, 2022 @ 14:04:09

    This has such a quiet healing feel to it. Thank you for that.


  11. ben Alexander
    Mar 06, 2022 @ 07:36:18

    oh! I love the image of the apprentice – and how that ties into “green” so neatly!



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  13. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Mar 07, 2022 @ 06:56:23

    A wonderful reflection of spring and green Willow ♥


  14. judeitakali
    Mar 08, 2022 @ 09:32:58

    Gorgeous, this.


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