Challenge No. 303, 1/17/23WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY!短歌 火曜日

This week Colleen said:

“Did you know we have a haiku-like form that doesn’t use a kigo or kireji? It’s called a senryū. (I mostly use senryu, so you will see the word spelled both ways).

Senryū is a Japanese form similar to haiku: three lines with a s-l-s syllable count up to 17 syllables.” So Colleen has set us the task of writing a senryu or a set of senryu. Today I do not have much time so I am just writing one but it has my heart and soul in it.

My heart is pounding
Coursing blood does not warm me
Fear is primeval

32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. beth
    Jan 17, 2023 @ 09:51:22

    excellent, and the fear is felt


  2. ben Alexander
    Jan 17, 2023 @ 10:06:37

    oy vey! I hope you’re okay, Willow ❤



  3. Ritu
    Jan 17, 2023 @ 10:54:33

    Put the fear in me!


  4. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Jan 17, 2023 @ 15:17:51

    Ohhh this is good, Willow. Lots of emotions in this spooky senryu. Well done!


  5. robertawrites235681907
    Jan 17, 2023 @ 17:16:39

    You did really well with this poem.


  6. msjadeli
    Jan 17, 2023 @ 21:15:19

    Very impactful, Willow!


  7. Eugenia
    Jan 18, 2023 @ 00:55:17

    Wow! I felt this. You captured the reader into the scene. Brava!


  8. poetisatinta
    Jan 19, 2023 @ 21:18:53

    Brilliant ❤


  9. yvettemcalleiro
    Jan 20, 2023 @ 01:35:00

    You pulled me right in, Willow! Great poem!

    Yvette M Calleiro 🙂


  10. jazzytower
    Jan 20, 2023 @ 03:30:59

    Wow! Good one Willow. Like the artwork too.



  11. D.L. Finn, Author
    Jan 21, 2023 @ 18:20:00

    Fear is a scary emotion.


  12. SelmaMartin
    Jan 23, 2023 @ 14:08:26

    Be well, Willow. All this WILL pass: let’s all slow down on the year of the rabbit. hop, hop.


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  14. judeitakali
    Jan 29, 2023 @ 05:16:44

    Love it.🖤


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