Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 253, #THEMEPROMPT

Are you ready for a theme prompt? Eugi, from last month’s challenge, picked the theme for this month.

This month’s theme is:

Festive

Image by Bruno /Germany from Pixabay
Bells
ringing
Christmas cheer
children singing
Santa’s reindeer wait
gifts wrapped; ribbons tight
around the world in one night
there is no naughty list this year
each child will receive his heartfelt wish
Santa’s milk and cookies wait by the fire…

©AnitaDawes2021

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge…

Anita loves doing these challenges and today she has written an etheree poem…

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge: #Poet’s choice

One
by one
they leave me
the hall of souls
has become too quiet
so many want new lives
the Hall cannot be empty
some lives on earth will be cut short
time taken from them will be returned
all life and death must be kept in balance…

© Anita Dawes 2021
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

#Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 233, #POET’SCHOICE

This challenge is a true poet’s choice! Use any syllabic poetry form that you’d like. As long as there are syllables to count, you’re good to go! Be creative. If your form is something new, teach us how to write it. Have fun!

One
winter
when snow fell
angels whispered
my impending birth
the new dark pretender
to make Merlin seem saintlike.
trouble aplenty lie in wait
darker evil, right through the cold core.
at night, the townsfolk tremble in their sleep
my birth had been planned before time, and thought
I guess the universe has a plan
the new spell has now been woven
time cannot recall it back
nor damp the troubled wave
people’s minds are weak
skyhooks are clear
they dig deep
time held
tight

© 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…

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 212 #SYNONYMSONLY

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

This week, Word Crafters, Colleen has selected the words to get us going. These words are opposites with many synonym possibilities:

Loose & Tight

Free
Floating
Fast talking
Careless whispers
Stiff lipped misery
My life undone by spite.
Given back by helping hands.
I sit relaxed in sloppy joes.
My thoughts find a happy place to go.
No more narrow pathways do I need walk…

© Anita Dawes 2021