Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge

#TANKA TUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 230 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

It’s the third week of the month! Time for an Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

Image Credit: Kerfe Roig

old

water

will lead you

under snow moon

secrets will be found

go after the blue bird

a prize, but not the right one

The blue moon pearl is waiting where?

the hand hides what the eye needs to see

under the dark shadow of Shangri la…

© Anita Dawes 2021

#Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

It’s the second week of the month! Are you ready to choose some syllables to use in your poetry? Gwen Plano from last month’s challenge picked your two words:

“Dawn & Twilight

#Tanka Tuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 229, #SynonymsOnly

First,
Before
Day broke man
Made the morning
Sunset on its own
Half light brought out the wolves
Evening where lovers kiss
Night declines, yet more is needed
Unfold the morning, do all again
Soft afterglow warms the cockles of my heart…

© Anita Dawes 2021

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

#Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 228, #Poet’sChoice

Happy JUNE! It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Word Crafters, choose your own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to you! This opportunity only happens once a month!

Run,
don’t stop
don’t look back
life is watching
for that tiny slip
reminding you of fate
time is snapping at your heels
you could take the bull by the horns
turn around, meet whatever waits, head on
face the Summer with courage, brave and sure…

© Anita Dawes 2021

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge

It’s the third week of the month! Time for an Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt

This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). When you write poetry based on a painting or photograph, we work with symbolism and metaphors. This week, don’t just describe what you see in the image. Check out How to Write Ekphrastic Poetry and apply some of the techniques used in the article to your own poem.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA: Trent McDonald, photographer

By
Hidden
Dragons nest
Tales of old, mix
Where shining swords clash
Water spirits record
Kings are made by waterfalls
Where young knaves wait to be knighted
They bless their swords by sacred water
Rid the land of Roman occupation…

© Anita Dawes 2021

Colleen’s weekly Poetry Challenge

It’s the second week of the month! Are you ready to choose some synonyms to use in your poetry? Ritu from last month’s challenge picked your two words:

LIFE & MOVE

Image by Pixabay.com

Soul
Essence
Drifting by
Strange entity
Warm breath on my neck
Act now to change your life
Heartbeat, a shift in motion
That puts your step in time with fate
You must learn to run before you fly
Listen to the voice that comes unbidden…

© Anita Dawes 2021

Colleen’s Weekly Tank Tuesday Poetry Challenge…

#TANKA TUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 222 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art and/or photographs. Anita Dawes from last month’s challenge has provided the photo for this month’s challenge:

Image by mollyroselee from Pixabay

Sand
They say
Hide’s horror
Unspoken pain
Dead things are planted
Dare you enter the bus
Hear soft whispers from dead lips
Spend a night in the broken shed
Where soul eaters wait, shrouded in black
All things swallowed by time, under hot sun…

© Anita Dawes 2021

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka #Poetry Challenge

#Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 221 #SynonymsOnly

This week, Jude chose the words for you to select your synonyms:

Search & Lost

I
vanished
The hunt on
I am adrift
They can look for me
I will not stay dead long
I can explore this new world
I hear their tears in the distance
They search my blank face for signs of life
The machine waiting, do they flip the switch?

© Anita Dawes 2021

Image by Lutz Peter from Pixabay