#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 294, 10/18/22 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

Hello everyone this week our wonderful host and tutor for wordcraft and Tanka Tuesday Colleen said :

“This challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. Lisa from TaoTalk, provided the photo for this month’s challenge:”

Lisa said she took this image at the Felt Mansion (western Michigan) in 2020. With Halloween just around the corner, the stark imagery in this photo sets a mood. Let’s see if you can capture the mood in your syllabic poetry. Use the photo as your inspiration!

This week I have chosen a Sijo. What is a Sijo?

The Sijo is a Korean form believed to have first been used in the fourteenth century. It is similar in structure to various Japanese forms such as Haiku. As with many forms of poetry, the Sijo became a preferred poetry form of the yangban or ruling class as well as royalty. They were written in Chinese and were originally short songs set to music. The focus of the Sijo is usually nature and contemplation. There are:Three Lines 14 to 16 syllables per line
A total of 44 to 47 syllables for the entire poem.

This is a black & white image of an ornate pond & garden from the Felt Estate in western Michigan
© Lisa Fox, Felt Mansion.

MONOCHROME

Monochrome light plays upon the water reflecting grayish tones.
Darkling mirrors merge above and below casting an illease.
Nature also reflecting this too as Halloween draws near.

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 325 CALM & STORM

Photo by Engin Akyurt on Pexels.com

Hush feel the quiet
Here in the eye of the storm
For now all is calm.

This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge.

The Challenge Words!

Calm&Storm

Thursday photo prompt: Glass #writephoto

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a bay with clear, glassy water, reflecting blue sky and clouds. The bay is surrounded by green hills, one of which may be an island in the distance

What lies beneath the surface
The reflection of Earth's soul.
It draws you in, devowering you whole.
The cloudy blue sky full of grace
Look deeper and you will see
The truth and essence, you and me.
See in the reflective glass
The beauty of your soul
Let Nature set your goal.

This is part of Sue Vincent’s #writephoto

Be blessed.

Just Jot it January. Day 14. Reflection.

Our prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 14th is brought to you by Janet! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Janet’s word for our prompt today is “reflection.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

Image from Pixabay

Reflection

Ripe

Echoes

Fall softly

Lightly around

Ever spreading out

Causing reflections to

Tremble and dance altered

Images before my tired

Old eyes, dim yet memory still bright.

No I see the beauty on reflection.

This Acrostic Etheree was brought to you care of LindaGHill’s #jusjojan.

Thoughts at the end of the year.

Thoughts  at  the  end  of  the  Year. When it is  dark  damp  an cold.

It’s  not  a bad  life, it’s just not  the  life I  wanted.

Life  is  not a  bowl of  cherries  they  say, but  I would  be happy with pears

Stalked  by  stress and  worry, by  dark  clouds  haunted

Always  trying  to  be  the mediator  
Even  when no one else  cares.
 
Well   eventually  you  awake  to  the fact  that  you  are  nothing
You  have  lost  what  you  were, it is  easier  to just  give in

The  path less  travelled  becomes  a forgotten  thing.

Follow the  piper as his  melody  you  sing.

 So, as  like  the  day  this  year is  comes  to  an  end

Stillness creeps in  to  immortal my  soul

Like  the  Willow  bow  and  bend

I  shall move  on , I  shall survive  my  friend.

 

 

 

 

 

Wordless Wednesday. Flowers,reflections water and glass.

Now I know this post is called Wordless Wednesday but let’s face it, it is Saturday and I am so behind so I am going to say a little.
I took this photo in my sister-in-law’s garden and I am delighted to see the reflection of the sky and her garden in the glass fountain. 🌹💜

Thursday Photo Prompt : Reflection.

​My late offering, a Haiku. For  Sue Vincent’s :Thursday Prompt Reflection

Pool of crystal eye

Let me dive into your depth

Will I drown or fly?

Wordless Wednesday : River Reelections

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