Many thanks to Sue Vincent, who gave us an amazing theme to work with this week:
“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.”Herman Hesse
Thank you for all of your hard work! Your poetry was amazing! I want to share a few highlights because we learn so much from each other!
Check out these poems:
Elizabeth from Tea & Paper I love what’s not said in this in tanka. The reader draws their own conclusions.
Sue Vincent She reveals the mystery of the trees.
Frank Tassone Shares an unknown form for most of us called a kyoka! It’s a relative to the tanka. I’ll have to investigate this one in more detail.
Here’s who joined in via Mr. Linky:
This was a hard challenge to only pick one poet to highlight. I selected Kerfe’s poem, “The Chorus of Everywhere,” because of the powerful imagery in her words.
Each stanza leads you to a different thought. The poem features a beginning, middle, and an end which serves as the climax. Sequence, shorter form poetry is perfect for arranging your thoughts so each stanza flows into the next and defining your theme.
This shadorma sequence is all about our own awakening, as she includes a sincere appeal to stop and take notice of our world. When you read the poem, you feel the truth of her words resonate in your soul.
Congratulations, Kerfe Roig, it’s your turn to pick the theme for next month’s challenge. Please Email me your choice at firstname.lastname@example.org before next month’s challenge.
"the chorus of everywhere" stop making maps—destinations are without meaning—this journey does not follow roads to faraway lands look around at the familiar landscape—light, water, stone, the patterns of trees joining wings to earth and sky listen to the stillness of no time—listen– suspend all expectations—what you need is already here ©2020 Kerfe Roig
source: the chorus of everywhere
SEE you tomorrow for the new challenge!