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

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

47 Comments (+add yours?)

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

    Beautiful, Sis 💛


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

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


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

    A lovely poem, Willow.


  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.


  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.


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

    Wonderful sentiment and evocative poetry, Willow! 💕🙂


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

    Beautifully penned!


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

    A beautiful and expressive flowing piece, Willow!


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

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


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

    Nicely done


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

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


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

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


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

    Loved the reference of Gaia 🙂


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  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? 🙂



  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!


  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.


    • 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.


      • 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 🤞 💜

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