#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 271, 4/26/22, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

Yvette M. Caldiero from last month’s challenge picked the theme:

This month’s theme is:Beginnings & Endings.

This week I chose to write a Tanka Prose.

© willowdot21 .

I passed this stump every day while walking Ruby. It called to me softly as I passed. What had knocked it down I did not know. Valiantly it fought for life, sprouting green new leaves. Sadly as time went on it has failed and died. All the green is gone and it is dead, people put their rubbish in it.

so it was gone
the tree died where it had stood
back to mother earth
sun and rain witnessed new shoots
and so the earth keeps turning.

THIS IS PART OF COLLEEN’S TANKA TUESDAY CHALLENGE.

37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chel Owens
    Apr 26, 2022 @ 14:25:03

    I love this stump, too! I can see why it inspired great poetry.

    Reply

  2. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Apr 26, 2022 @ 15:10:52

    The ultimate recycle role model

    Reply

  3. Carol anne
    Apr 26, 2022 @ 15:17:42

    Oh this is so lovely willow! ❤ ❤

    Reply

  4. Ritu
    Apr 26, 2022 @ 16:01:04

    Beautiful sad 🥰

    Reply

  5. harmonykentonline
    Apr 26, 2022 @ 16:36:54

    Lovely, Willow. Wonderful imagery 💕🙂

    Reply

  6. robertawrites235681907
    Apr 26, 2022 @ 17:57:44

    An excellent usage of the prompt words, Willow.

    Reply

  7. yvettemcalleiro
    Apr 26, 2022 @ 18:01:51

    I love seeing how life continues on fallen trees. It’s a shame not all humans value and appreciate nature. I love your Tanka Prose, Willow. 🙂

    Reply

  8. wordsandcoffee1
    Apr 26, 2022 @ 18:09:07

    The theme comes through so well in your imagery here!

    Reply

  9. Marsha
    Apr 26, 2022 @ 19:53:40

    Perfect poem for earth day! Lovely! ❤️❤️❤️

    Reply

  10. Dan Antion
    Apr 26, 2022 @ 23:17:40

    The simple story of everlasting life.

    Reply

  11. Eugenia
    Apr 27, 2022 @ 16:56:22

    The circle of life beautifully expressed, Willow.

    Reply

  12. Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry
    Apr 27, 2022 @ 18:51:06

    It’s a huge circle of life, isn’t it, Willow? The dryad passed on along with her tree. ❤ I love your new photo. You look lovely! ❤

    Reply

  13. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    May 01, 2022 @ 05:36:57

    There is something about tree stumps. There is one near me at the moment it has caught my eye too! Your poetry does it justice Willow. ❤

    Reply

  14. ben Alexander
    May 02, 2022 @ 15:55:15

    Valiantly it fought for life, sprouting green new leaves. Sadly as time went on…

    ooooh… this is sad, Willow…

    -David

    Reply

  15. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    May 02, 2022 @ 21:10:16

    Lovely Willow.. alway sad to see old trees struggle and then die having stood so strong for many years.. you captured it beautifully ♥

    Reply

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