Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | #ThemePrompt: Elizabeth, Teaandpaper.ca

Sally Cronin picked an excellent theme for us all to work with this week for our #ThemePrompt challenge: “The Night Sky.”

The poetic outpourings of your souls impressed me. Well done, everyone! I was happy to see Radhika again. Her poem, Starry Date, held a romantic edge. Tina Brakebill shared a lovely Tanka called de novo.

I really enjoyed Elizabeth’s Gogyohka, The Night Sky!

Congratulations, Elizabeth. Next month, it’s your turn to pick the #ThemePrompt for next month’s challenge. Please Email me your choice at tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com before next month’s challenge.

Unlocking the door
Feeling the scent of the night
They remembered everything
Seduced by the stars
Drifting towards love

©2020 Elizabeth

This Tanka has a magnificent pivot: “The remembered everything.” Read the first three lines together, and then start again with line three, adding the last two lines. Notice how you get another perspective on her words.

source: The night sky #Gogyoka – Tea & Paper


  1. Thank you again Sally for the prompt, well done Elizabeth your poem is beautiful and as always thank you to Colleen for bringing us all together 💜💜💜💜


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