TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 285, 8/18/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

© Colleen Chesebro.

This week’s challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. Reena provided a piece of her artwork for this month’s challenge. There’s plenty of imagery in her art, and it’s a great inspiration to write your poem. Remember what you’ve learned about the psychology of color in your poetry.

This week I have chosen an etheree for my form for the Ekphrastic poem.

Gaia Gives.

A kaleidoscope of earthy colours
Escapes a knowing, talented hand.
So much that the inner eye sees.
The guiding hand of Gaia
Brings meaning to fingers
And peace to the brain
Would that all could
Share the view
Gaia
Gives.

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

47 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Aug 16, 2022 @ 09:37:49

    Beautiful, Sis 💛

    Reply

  2. Dan Antion
    Aug 16, 2022 @ 09:47:15

    That’s very nice, Willow. Such a clear interpretation expressed (seemingly) effortlessly.

    Reply

  3. robertawrites235681907
    Aug 16, 2022 @ 10:27:20

    A lovely poem, Willow.

    Reply

  4. Reena Saxena
    Aug 16, 2022 @ 10:41:30

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Willow adds depth to a drawing with her poem.

    Reply

  5. Raven
    Aug 16, 2022 @ 10:50:05

    Nicely done, Ekphrastics are not easy, but you made that flow as smooth as butter from a hot knife, as my uni tutor would say.

    Reply

  6. harmonykentonline
    Aug 16, 2022 @ 12:15:39

    Wonderful sentiment and evocative poetry, Willow! 💕🙂

    Reply

  7. Reena Saxena
    Aug 16, 2022 @ 12:40:17

    Beautifully penned!

    Reply

  8. Eugenia
    Aug 16, 2022 @ 16:00:53

    A beautiful and expressive flowing piece, Willow!

    Reply

  9. Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry
    Aug 17, 2022 @ 14:42:30

    How beautiful this is, Willow. I see nature in this artwork, as well. 💜

    Reply

  10. Dale
    Aug 18, 2022 @ 17:36:59

    Nicely done

    Reply

  11. Gwen M. Plano
    Aug 19, 2022 @ 16:46:58

    Lovely, Willow. Yes, if only all could enjoy what Gaia gives. ❤️

    Reply

  12. yvettemcalleiro
    Aug 20, 2022 @ 23:23:58

    A great poem to match the beautiful artwork! Well done, Reena! 🙂

    Reply

  13. Reena Saxena
    Aug 22, 2022 @ 04:23:34

    Loved the reference of Gaia 🙂

    Reply

  14. Trackback: #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 285 | #Ekphrastic #photoPrompt – Word Craft Poetry
  15. ben Alexander
    Aug 22, 2022 @ 20:40:10

    Willow – this is so great! My brain could totally use some peace – maybe Gaia could pass some along this way? 🙂

    ~David

    Reply

  16. Smitha V
    Aug 23, 2022 @ 07:57:37

    Loved the reference to Gaia here. It simply elevates the poem a notch higher. Beautiful poem, Willow!

    Reply

  17. SelmaMartin
    Aug 25, 2022 @ 08:18:25

    Would that all could, indeed. Willow this is like a prayer. Thanks for sharing. Your title of Kaleidoscope was one I considered for mine, but then settled for something else. Kaleidoscope really matches that artwork by Reena.
    Thanks for sharing, Willow. So cool. Gaia and I thank you.

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Aug 25, 2022 @ 08:26:24

      Thank you Selma the title just presented itself when I saw the artwork Reena gave us. I saw the kaleidoscope of Gaia and her earth there. We all need to really look at our world more closely and learn. Thank you for reading.

      Reply

      • SelmaMartin
        Aug 25, 2022 @ 10:45:59

        Thanks, Willow. It’s lovely indeed.

        BTW, I’m having interruptions on the comments of my website.
        Not with every response: yours shows perfectly, but I’d like to know why it’s happening too frequently now.
        Next time you leave a comment it might looks differently. Please bear with me for a while. Thanks dearly. Blessing you. Xoxo working on getting it fixed. Xo

      • willowdot21
        Aug 25, 2022 @ 22:07:10

        I am sorry that you are having issues have you spoken to you spoken to the wordpress , happiness engineers they are very helpful 💜💚

      • SelmaMartin
        Aug 26, 2022 @ 03:07:12

        Absolutely. I have. And they are a diligent bunch, those techy people are! I just love them. They do work hard. I trust things will improve now.
        Thanks, Willow.

      • willowdot21
        Aug 26, 2022 @ 05:29:30

        Fingers crossed I do hope so 🤞 💜

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Follow me on Twitter

Follow Us

Follow Us

Follow Us

Follow Us

Shan Jeniah's Lovely Chaos

Finding Yessings and Blessings in Lifes Messings!

Paul Militaru

Photography Portfolio

Gypsie’s Wonderful World of Words

Poetry, Flash Fiction, Stories, Musings, Photos

But I Smile Anyway...

Musings and memories, words and wisdom... of a working family woman

Ella Craig

Write here, write now.

Gary A Wilson Stories

10 Minute Adventures, Fiction and Coffee Breaks

Therapy Bits

Living life with dissociative identity disorder and complex ptsd

CHARLEY WAFFLE

Adventures, trials and fun, reviews

LADY LEWIS

...what Lady A Lewis thinks about it...

No Facilities

Random thoughts, life lessons, hopes and dreams

pensitivity101

An onion has many layers. So have I!

theindieshe

The independent she who loves life

365 And Counting

there's plenty more where the first year came from

Ruth Blogs Here

Or not, depending on my mood

Expert In Managing Data Using Excel, Word, PDF

I am with 12 years of experience and ready to achieve any type of works such as, converting any form from JPG, PDF, ...etc into Excel,Word, PowerPoint and other editable forms, In addition to having a deep experience in inserting and managing data

The Art of M.

Life & The Artistic Creations of M. Snyder

France & Vincent

Writing Magic, Myth and Mystery

Sun in Gemini

SteveTanham - writing, mysticism, photography, poetry, friends

New2Writing

KL CALEY

Hot Dogs and Marmalade

Salty like hot dogs (and tears). Sweet like marmalade (and life).

Two on a Rant

Rants, humor, sarcasm, and a haiku-like substance? It's hard to know what's going to come out of our minds next.

Ivor.Plumber/Poet

An Old Plumber, An Ex-Carer, An Amateur Poet, Words From The Heart

Trent's World (the Blog)

Random Ramblings and Reviews from Trent P. McDonald

Shelley Wilson Author

Multi-Genre Author of YA Fantasy and Non-Fiction Self-Help

Marsha Ingrao - Always Write

Having fun blogging with friends

Caramel

Learner at Love

awifemyverse.wordpress.com/

A Wife, My Verse, and Every Little Thing

Journey of 1001 Steps

Walking the Labyrinth

Mr. Ohh!'s Sideways View

For those of you who aren't me...and I've noticed a surprisingly large number of people who aren't.

The Small Dog

Life from the Tail End

USUAL MUTTWITS

DOG TAILS by ZoZo and Jools

kimbladeswriting

poetry and short stories

Ben Naga

Gifts from the Musey Lady and Me. "Laissez-moi vous raconter ma vraie histoire."

Jezzie G

Poetry, stories, art, and music from the desk of Jezzie G

The Sound of One Hand Typing

Music, Musings, Memoir, and Madness

"LIFE" ( You like it, I love it! )

"LOVE"-Keeping it real, and keeping it simple!

Our Eyes Open

Come along on an adventure with us!

%d bloggers like this: