“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “sink/sank/sunk.” Use one, use two, or use ’em all and get bonus points. Enjoy!”
Do you ever have that sinking feeling..where you feel life slipping away like water wooshing down the plughole of a sink? Do you wake up every morning not really fit to face the day …like a ship that sank to the bottom of the sea? Looking back is life a sunken wreck? Nope? Well that’s good.
THREE ACROSTIC POEMS
Sink or swim they say In deep water Not to flounder Keep your head up and pray .
Slipping under without a trace All evidence covered up Nothing left to show Keen eyes see only empty space
Sun set, watching the last rays Under the darkling skies Night approaches quietly Kindling moon enters it new phase.
Our host Colleen has set us out monthly Taste the Rainbow prompt as part of her Tuesday Tanka Challenge. I have chosen the colour purple. I have also chosen the poetic form Etheree.
From the depths of spirit comes purple prose. Magically from my mind it flows I never need to leave my home Imagination can roam . Spirited far away My inner thoughts play I close my eyes Hope flies Off to Play
This week, Colleen said : choose your own syllabic form and a color to feature in your syllabic poem. If the form is from the #TankaTuesday Cheatsheet, let us know so we know where to look for directions. If it’s a new form, share how to write it and where you found the instructions. Think about the different ways you can use color in a poem.”
P.S.🌈 Taste the Rainbow refers to colors. You do not have to write about a rainbow in your poem. Just include a color in your poem.
Lisa – The Versesmith, selected the image this week. Colleen reminds us : “we can see what’s in the photo, so write your poem using the image as an inspiration. Don’t describe what you see in the image. Think about the colors, the type of flower (aster) and the butterfly. Use your third eye to see beyond the photo, then write your poem.
Think about metaphor and allegory. Just remember to check what form you’re using. Some of the Japanese forms frown upon the use of metaphors.
I thought I would do two, cinqku. A cinqku must always have 5 lines and a perfect seventeen-syllable count. The lines typically follow a 2,3,4,6,2 format. There is no title requirement. As for syntax and diction styles, it follows the free Tanka style originally. There are no metric requirements for a cinqku poem. Additionally, the final line must contain a cinquain or kireji turn for emphasis.
Almost As one we Excist closely I give you sustinence We thrive
Orange And Lilac Merging beauty Co dependant that us. That’s life.
This week’s challenge from Colleen’s#TANKA TUESDAY WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE: #POET’S CHOICE . Is a true poet’s choice! Use any poetry form that you’d like including free-style or prose poetry. If your form is something new, teach us how to write it. Have fun!
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.
Water mixed with light Bright fractals seen through prisms. Brightening the day. Tiny motes of life are we Caught tight never to be free.
Our host Ronovanwrite’s said :You may, if you wish, make some kind of link between the Haiku Challenge prompt of (OPEN and Solace). and this Décima Challenge of STAR in the C rhyme line. This means you could write a haiku post using the prompt words. Then do a Décima post using this week’s prompt uniting the two with a common message.
The two challanges are separate but can be combined if you choose to do so.
Again I choose to combine my Haiku and Décima.
Image from Pixabay
We’re all locked up in our houses. All hiding from the unseen foe None of us knowing where to go. Alone or with friends or spouses. Long days full of stress and grouses. Two planets aline like a star Like the one wise men saw afar. All borders closing no solace We all need to turn about face Our home planet we spoil and mar.
Ronovan says : You may, if you wish, make some kind of link between the Haiku Challenge prompt of (CURL and Paw). and this Décima Challenge of KNOCK in the A rhyme line. This means you could write a haiku post using the prompt words. Then do a Décima post using this week’s prompt uniting the two with a common message.
The 2 CHALLENGES are SEPARATE but CANBEcombined if YOU CHOOSE to do so.
Ruby. A Décima
Gently she gives my elbow a knock. Her eyes full of love “I need you” I smile back needing her too. She is my foundation and rock. Tells the time better than a clock. When I’m well she’s out running free When I’m not well she clings to me Somehow she knows just what to do. She’ll always guide me good and true. Ruby is my lifesaving prop.
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