WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 213 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

Tanka Tuesday.

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

It’s the third week of the month and so this challenge explores an Ekphrastic  prompt. Inspired by visual art (photographs). Colleen selected the image for this month’s challenge, but she’ll choose someone from the recap to pick the image for next month.

Image by Michael Bußmann from Pixabay.

Water mixed with light
Bright fractals seen through prisms.
Brightening the day.
Tiny motes of life are we
Caught tight never to be free.

This part of Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka.

WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 203. #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

Colleen said : “If you want to be creative and feel up to an additional challenge, respond to my renga with your own two, seven-syllable lines. A renga is a cooperative poem, written by two or more poets.”

Colleen has written the hokku (haiku portion in 5/7/5). Our response to her hokku is the wakiku: two seven-syllable lines that connect with the interaction between the different links.

Remember,our renga stanza will link and shift. It will NOT tell a sequential story. Review the renga on the cheatsheet link on her page to refresh your memory.

Here is Colleen’s hokku: followed by my Waikiki.

Image by Barbara A Lane from Pixabay
hazy reflections—
crows gather to remember
the gifts of summer.

Seasons whisper to the deer.
Gently as they ride with crows

This is Part of Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Challenge.

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