A New Day Dawns – A #Tanka

Focus on the image below and breathe… Use your five senses and experience a new day.

Deep in the forest
pine needle musk scents the air
near a babbling brook.
Rising dawn yellows the sky
announcing a brand new day.

©2017 Colleen M. Chesebro

Forest = earth, and brook = water: Part of my poetry challenge. ❤

 Happy Saturday! Thanks for stopping by. ❤

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

29 thoughts on “A New Day Dawns – A #Tanka

    1. Thank you and happy Saturday. I swear I could smell those pine needles all day yesterday when I was thinking of the Tanka. 😀

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  1. Beautiful tanka. Your photo looks surreal, I feel as if I could step into it and stroll over there and check out the bridge. And perhaps see a nature folk relaxing and enjoying the day. 🙂

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    1. Oh, yes. They are there disguised as the trees themselves. Thanks, E.C. I always love when you stop by. ❤

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    1. Thanks, Teagan. Just remember the pine forest at work tomorrow… it’ll get you through the day. 😘❤

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        1. I hope you join in. I have changed the challenge so you can write, Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun. There are detailed instructions, so you can feel assured you are on the right track. ❤

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            1. Yes, still on Tuesday and you still have a week to add your poem. I will have the prompt post tomorrow. 😀

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