Raven: Tanka

My blogging friend Jane Dougherty from Jane Dougherty Writes has been writing Haiku about Ravens recently. Today her Raven Haiku inspired me to write a Tanka about a Raven. Thanks Jane.

Raven not Craven.
Feathers dark, bright eyed

Soar betwixt heaven and earth

Tiny glint you spied.

Dive fast you are not craven

Hero, mine Spartan Raven.

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Just Jot it January :Liberty.

Today is Day 22 of Just Jot it January, our prompt is brought to us today by Captain Jill. If you haven’t yet do visit her blog here at Captain Jill’s Journeys.

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The word is Liberty.

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Liberty Tanka

Freedom jumped for joy

Ringing the Liberty bell

Let no one own us

None of us should be bonded

Liberty for all we seek.

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge No.64

This part of Colleen Chesebro, the Fairy Whisperer’s Tuesday Tanka. I have long wanted to try a Haibun so I have written one below, it includes a Tanka so I think that is within the rules. 

Not having tried this disapline before I hope it’s not too far from the bar. It is infact for me a New Experience.

The words we have to use synonyms for are Experience and New. I have used the synonyms for the words in the Tanka, felt for experience and morn and another dawn for new.

 Flight From Fear

I sit here in the silence,even the traffic has not started it’s heavy thundering.

Lonely, not from the lack of company  more from emptiness inside. Strange how it gnaws at me, a real pain.

The room is silent and clam not even the ticking of a clock. Quietly the dog moves in her sleep.

I see no tree lights

Lost here in the chill of morn

In flight from night frights.

I have have felt all this before

This is just another dawn.

Image from Pixabay

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A Month with Yeats

Day 17 of Jane Dougherty‘s  alternative to NanoWritMo A Month With Yeats. You can find Jane at Jane Dougherty Writes. 

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Today’s poem is : Aedth Wishes for the cloths of heaven.

And the Quote.: The blue and the dim and the dark cloths. Of night and light and half light. W.B.Yeat

Darker Depths

The universe  spreads

Black and deep yet star studded

She swirrels her skirts round.

She hides so much in her shadow.

Her dance a tango of joy.

Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Poetry Challenge. Smell and Cosy.

While Colleen Chesebro of Fairy Whisperer is busy doing her NanoWritMo this month she has left us  weekly prompts for Weekly Poetry Challenge. Today’s prompt is. Smell and Cosy.

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    Winter morning Haiku.

I love the morning

The crispness of the winter

Dark outside dawning

The smell of coffee or tea

You and I cosy inside.

Colleen Chesebro Weekly Poetry Challenge 8th Nov 17.

This week while Colleen Chesebro is busy writing NanoWritMo our prompt for 7th November is Autumn And Leaves.

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Autumn leaves tanka

I trudge through the leaves

Alone with Ruby and thoughts.

And Autumn colours

Crunchy under foot, blissful

Woman and her dog as one.

Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Haiku,Tanka and Haibun Challenge 31/10/17. Night Fright.

Now the lovely Colleen Chesebro of The Fairy Whisperer is going to be very busy all of the month of November doing NanoWritMo.

Now, so we can all carry on with the Challenge she has set our prompts for the month.

Today the Prompt for Halloween is FRIGHT & NIGHT.

BUT HERE’S THE CATCH: For the entire month of November, you can’t use the prompt words! You MUST use a synonym!

So without more ado let’s get going.

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Fright Night Tanka

Image from Pixabay

I walk all alone

Demons snapping at my heels

Scared and with no home

Through the kingdom of the moon

Fear above me swoops and whields.

Colleen Chesebro Weekly Haiku Challenge. 24/10/17

This week for Colleen Chesebro of The Fairy Whisperers the challenge is to write a  Haiku, Tanka, Haibun, Cinquain or Senryu using the words Eerie and Costume.

 Eerrie Cinquain.

Eerie

Uncommon costume

Scary, frightening, spooky

Witches, goblins, making mischief

Ghostly.

Image from Pixabay

Haiku Halloween.

Halloween is here

Time for eerie  sprits to fly

Costumes cute and Sharp.

Image From Pixabay

Colleen Chesebro Weekly Poetry Challenge NO. 54.

This week Colleen Chesebro of Fairy Whisperer has set us the words Ghost and Haunt, for her Tuesday Poetry Challenge. 

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Tanka  :Ghost and Haunt

Image from Pixabay

I feel you here now
Tell me why you haunt me still

You left on a row

I am a ghost of myself

I died, you haunt me from life.

                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Image From Pixabay

Senryu : Totter.

No ghost of a chance

I try  hard not to totter

These high heels haunt me.

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #170 Heart&Need

This week the talented Ronovanwrites has given us  Heart and Need as our weekly prompts for  his Haiku Poetry Challenge. 

I have done a Haiku and a Tanka.

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Image Found on Pixabay

You have broken me

Tenderness  is at the heart

Of all that  I need.

                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Once a work of art

Destroyed, spite lays at the heart

Jealousy maybe

Spoiled because of its beauty

Is this envy what we need.

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