Ronovan Writes SIJO Wednesday Poetry Challenge #63. Use PET as your inspiration this week.

Yes honest and true and loyal were you always by my side.
You taught me so much , through thick and thin you respond to my touch.
I miss your brown eyes, the feel of your soft coat and wet nose so much.

Ronovan Writes Sijo Challenge Image

Part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Sijo Challenge.

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 317, 4/25/23


短歌 火曜日

This week for Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka prompt , after last week’s well deserved excesses for her Birthday Colleen said: “Let’s go back to our roots and write a tanka poem (or two, or three) this week. I want you to find your own inspiration. Choose a photo, take a photo, share a walk with us… or a moment in time that was important to you. Capture this moment in a tanka or two.”

Tanka are written in a 5-7-5-7-7 syllable structure, or s-l-s-l-l. Tanka consists of 5 lines written in the first-person point of view from the perspective of the poet. The third line is considered your “pivot,” but let it happen anywhere, or exclude it. It is not mandatory. If you use a pivot, the meaning should apply to the first two lines, as well as the last two lines of your tanka. Tanka is untitled and does not rhyme.

I saw the seasons change
in Spring we walked the woods then
watched the summer bloom
feet and paws plod happily
through Autumn and Winter trails.

They grew up with you
you taught them to be gentle
to love and be kind
grandchildren on life’s journey
nature’s taken you too soon

© willowdot21
© willowdot21

You were heaven sent
made of the stuff of stars
now you have returned
you are now cosmic stardust
you will live on in our hearts.

A visit to the Bar and a Chat with Dan and Co.

Good morning everyone I wanted to let you all know that I have been invited over to meet Dan Antion at No Facilities for a chat about the new book Poetry Treasures 3 and my small part in the Anthology.

Ruby - RIP

We have a guest at the bar today, so I need to work out Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt in this brief, well brief for me, opening. 

Please Continue Reading Over At Dan’s Place.

Ronovan Writes SIJO Wednesday Poetry Challenge #57. Use PLAY your inspiration this week.


© willowdot21

You make us do whatever you want, play us like a piano.
Steadfast you give us your all, wanting nothing in return but love and food.
A ball, a cuddly toy, your gifts, big brown eyes full of love.

Ronovan Writes Sijo Challenge Image

Part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Sijo Challenge

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. Bowl. 22, 2022

Good morning it’s Saturday and time for LindaGHill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Linda has told us today’s prompt is Bowl.

© willowdot21 .

Ruby hates an empty bowl
A full tummy is her goal
There is nothing she likes better
Than a tasty morsel of meat or feta
She won’t perform or give a paw
But her huge brown eyes make sure
We get the message loud and clear
“Fill my bowl up mummy dear.”

Badge by Shelley Krupa..

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 28, 2022.

Badge by Shelley Krupa..

Hi everyone it’s Saturday again and time for LindaGHill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Linda has dropped everyone a Friday reminder, except John W. Howell at Fiction Favourites who gets so much more than he ever wanted in terms of strange cartoon characters, low flying planes and weird UPS deliveries…. Lucky for the rest of us we get an email and this week it said :

‘Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “trail/trial.” Use one, use both, use them any way you’d like. Bonus points if you use both. Have fun!

© willowdot21

The trail was narrow and shady
We walked in hope and the companionship
You running on, bouncing like crazy
If speparted we would double back quick.

You are always so good, never a trial
Your loving caring ways always brings a smile.
There to protect us while we’re out on the trail
I trust you so our bond will never fail.

Now your getting older the trail is way too hard.
Your old bones ache and your enjoyment marred.
A short walk now can be such a trial for you.
So we lift you gently into the car and take you somewhere new.

You have never been a trial
We’ve loved you all the while
So we keep you out of pain
So you can dream that we are out on the trail again.

© willowdot21 .

This is part of LindaGHill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday.


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