#TANKATUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 240, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

It’s the fourth week of the month! This is our theme prompt. Vashti Quiroz-Vega, from last month’s challenge, picked the theme. Colleen is excited about this one… it’s something we’ve never done before!

This month’s theme is:

LULLABY.

I have chosen to write a Décima. The Décima is a Spanish form of poetry, though the term is also used to describe stanzas of ten lines. Each of the ten lines is made up of eight syllables and the rhyming scheme is abbaaccddc. I have written one stanza for my lullaby.

image from pixabay.

Lullaby.

Borne upon gossima soft wings
I transport you to a safe place
Rewarded by your smiling face
Listen as the nightingale sings
Of cotton clouds and gentle things.
Soon Morpheus will have you safe
Then I might follow with God’s grace.
Don’t stir, don’t cry hush now and sleep
Evil will not in your dreams creep
While we escape life’s crazy pace.

THIS IS PART OF COLLEEN’S TUESDAY WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE

Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 32: (SLEEP) in the B rhyme line.

Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge Image

Welcome to the Décima Poetry Challenge. Each week we’ll be attempting a Décima, also known as an Espinela, poem.

If you don’t know how to write a Décima, click HERE to go to a post on How to Write an Espinela or Décima Poem.

You may, if you wish, make some kind of link between the Haiku Challenge prompt .Ebb and Flow and Sleep.

The two challenges are separate but can be combined if we choose to do so.

Tides of Madness

The tides of madness ebb and flow
Restlessness only calmed by sleep.
The waking hours make me weep.
Dark seasons like days of shadow.
Seeds of darkling around me grow.
Fears inside me grow and recede.
Monsters use my terror as feed.
Madness has me held as captive.
Rise and fall, trapped, no more to give.
Madness eats my soul and I bleed

The above painting is work of Dorothea Tanning it is called The Madness of Doors.

Sleeping Dragon , Shadorma.

© willowdot21 2019

Sleep softly

As thousands of feet

Walk past you

Men are blind

To all your timeless wisdom

Older than all time

Song Lyric Sunday. Sleep.

This week Jim Adams of Newepiauthor has given us the Song Lyric Sunday prompt : Dream Lullaby Sleep.

This week I have chosen my favourite singer songwriter Imogen Heap‘s Sleep.

This is one of my favourite relaxation tracks hope you all enjoy it.💜

“Sleep”

How can it feel so nice?
Why does it feel so right?
I think I’ve been somewhere special
I want to go back there

Sleep
I think I will
Go back to sleep

Oh it’s so cold and shivery outside my cocoon
Now I’m on my way

Sleep
Oh sleep
Sleep

Lyrics from A to Z lyrics

#songlyricsunday.

Song Lyric Sunday 23/09/2018,

This is my entry for Helen Vahdati’s Song Lyric Sunday. Helen has not been very well this week so I want to wish her well and happy soon .

This week’s prompt is SLEEP.

#songlyricsunday

I have chosen my favourite singer songwriter Imogen Heap‘s song Sleep.

“Sleep”

How can it feel so nice?
Why does it feel so right?
I think I’ve been somewhere special
I want to go back there

Sleep
I think I will
Go back to sleep

Oh it’s so cold and shivery outside my cocoon
Now I’m on my way

Sleep
Oh sleep
Sleep

A to Z lyrics

Happy Sunday everyone.

Florette. Sleep.

Yesterday was a busy day, so this is the Florette I should of posted yesterday. I also apologize for being behind reading and commenting on all your posts Blogily friends an newbies, I will get there 💜

Image Found Here

With a rush comes sweet sleep

For Morpheus to keep.

One-Liner Wednesday: Sleep.

There is time for many words and there is also a time for sleep.

Homer

For LindaGHill’s #1linerWeds

Sleep of the innocent.

And so to bed.

Night, Night God Bless 💜💝❤️💗

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