One Liner Wednesday. Family!

Middle son on phone: “Hi Mum I have Covid yet again for the third time’

Me: Shopping list please!

part of LindaGHill’s One-Liner Wednesday.

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 276, 5/31/22, #ShareYourDay

Colleen Chesebro

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY!

It’s the fifth Tuesday of the month!  #ShareYourDay is a way to get to know each other better. Take a photo and write a syllabic poem about your day. Don’t think on it too hard. Make it fun. The photo does not need to be a selfie. If you don’t have access to a camera, find an image on Pixabay.com (please add the credits) that best describes your day.

Today I have written about three Jewels in my life, who always cheer me up. I have written a Cinqku. A Cinqku must always have 5 lines and a perfect seventeen-syllable count. The lines typically follow a 2,3,4,6,2 format. There is no title requirement on the second line. As for syntax and diction styles, it follows the free Tanka style originally. There are no metric requirements for a cinqku poem. Additionally, the final line must contain a cinquain or kireji turn for emphasis.  I added a twist I linked three Cinqku and have called them a Cinqku chain.

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These are
Three Jewels
In my life’s crown
Happy boys and Ruby.
Sparkly

Sparkly
They lift my
Mood and my day
Their innocence shines out
Golden

Golden
Memories
For me to store
The grandsons and Ruby
Happy.

THIS IS PART OF COLLEEN’S TANKA TUESDAY.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 412 BEAST and Steam.

Haiku Challenge
Ronovanwrite’s .

Yesterday we went to a gentle soul’s funeral. He died too soon, too suddenly but he did not leave this life without touching so many. Go safe Bob.

******

Death is the cold beast
No one ever escapes him
As old as the Earth
We can let off steam and scream
No one ever escapes it.

******

Part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku, though I needed to say more , so I wrote a Tanka.

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