#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 199, 11/22/22, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

We’re closing in on the end of this year’s #TankaTuesday poetry challenges. There is only one more challenge remaining. Are you ready for a theme prompt? Eugi selected this month’s theme: THE GRAY SCARF.

I have chosen to write a Kouta. This is a poem in 4 lines. (an occasional 5th line may appear) often a standalone poem, but it can be accompanied by other Koutas with the same theme.
Syllabic, variable odd numbered syllable lengths, the most common patterns are written in lines of alternating 7-5-7-5 syllables or 7-7-7-5 syllables.
secular, personal, themes of ordinary life often include onomatopoeia. I have chosen to write about verse Kouta.

Gray Scarf.

T’was synonymous to her
Always the gray scarf
Neither silk like nor too harsh
It was a comfort.

When time scurries by, rush rush
The gray scarf stood still in time
The gentle beat of her heart
Sand through a timer.

It was our comfort and rock
Warming old gray scarf
Protecting us from the world
It’s bitter harshness.

Always, it was, safe harbour
Where is the beloved gray scarf ?
I so long to feel it’s warmth.
Like Mother’s soft hand.

Part Of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka.

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 297, 11/8/2022, #SpecificForm: Kouta

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY!

Hello, this week Colleen has asked us to write a Kouta for her specific form.

The elements of Kouta are:

a poem in 4 lines. (an occasional 5th line may appear)
a standalone poem, but its often is accompanied by other Koutas with the same theme.
syllabic, variable odd numbered syllable lengths, the most common patterns are written in lines of alternating 7-5-7-5 syllables or 7-7-7-5 syllables.
secular, personal, themes of ordinary life.
often include onomatopoeia (defined above).

Dreams

© willowdot21,

Rasping breath deep in her throat
Pit pat, pit pat paws
So slow now but she is loved.
Little hands caress

Dreams of speed and days gone by
She was a first class guide dog
The shrill trill of the whistle
A far off echo.

🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾

THIS IS PART OF COLLEEN TUESDAY TANKA CHALLENGE

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