Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines.
Each week, I like to highlight a poet who I call the Poet of the Week, who has shared an exceptional message, or shown an impassioned creativity through words or form. Poetry is all about perception, so don’t be shocked if you don’t feel the same way about a poem that I do. ❤
First, I must say, that it was hard to choose only one poet for this week. You have certainly made my job difficult! And, that makes me proud of all of you and the hard work you put into your poetry each week.
Please visit the other poets who participated and comment on their poetry. We all learn from each other. When we comment and share, we are supporting those in our community.
With that said, I chose, D. Wallace Peach, from Myths of the Mirror, as the Poet of the Week. Her Tanka poem, “The Bargain,” resonated with me this week. I love poetry that paints a picture and carries a message. This Tanka poem captures a moment in time with stunning clarity and detail.
Diana has written in the first person, and from the perspective of the poet. This is how you write a Tanka poem in English. Can’t remember the rules? Click HERE to refresh your memory.
To see what I mean, read the poem. Then, close your eyes and imagine Diana’s words, “…in the mottled hush of dusk…”
My heart will tender
white-winged dreams on the morrow
if you gift this soul
in the mottled hush of dusk
remembrances of the past
© 2018 D. Wallace Peach
Image credit: poetryforchildren.blogspot.com
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