Tanka Tuesday Weekly POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Theme Prompt No. 200
For our 200th poetry challenge, Marsha Ingrao picked an impressive theme for us this week. The illusion of power is a thought-provoking subject. What is illusion? Smoke and mirrors? Or…?
The only real things in life are the unexpected things. Everything else is just an illusion.Watkin Tudor Jones
And what about the illusion of power? We equate the word “power” with the ability to influence others… OR—
“All power is from within and therefore under our control.” .— Robert Collier
Here’s everyone who added their links to Mr. Linky and who worked with the theme: The Illusion of Power. Congratulations on a job well done!
|1.||willowdot21||8.||Donna Matthews||15.||Pat R|
|3.||Trent McDonald||10.||Goutam Dutta||17.||Dolores|
|5.||My Forever. blog||12.||s. s.||19.||Reena Saxena|
|6.||Jules||13.||anita dawes||20.||YOUR NAME GOES HERE!|
|7.||Colleen Chesebro||14.||Aphrodite Beamish|
This week I selected Sue Vincent’s poem, “Illusive #midnighthaiku” as the featured poem. What I like most about this tanka is how the reader can gather more than one meaning from her words. Sue has a gift for making her readers think. I like that about her poetry. Nothing in this world is black and white… only shades of gray.
What is an illusion? An illusion is something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality. Read her poem and see how this definition fits her words.
Congratulations, Sue Vincent, it’s your turn to pick the theme for next month’s challenge. Please Email me your choice at email@example.com before next month’s challenge.
Cling to illusions Eyes closed holding back the tides Dreamer’s paradise Neither will nor rueful strength Delaying the dawning light ©2020 Sue Vincent
See you tomorrow, Word Crafters, for another new month of poetry challenges!