#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 248, #PHOTOPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Sangeetha, from MindFills selected the photo for this week. It’s her personal photo, so please add the image credit. Remember, we can see what’s in the image, so write your poem using the image as an inspiration. Don’t just describe what you see in the image. Think about metaphor and allegory. Don’t forget to use … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 248, #PHOTOPROMPT

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 244 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! WordPress has done it again! They've retired a bunch of themes and mine was one of them. There isn't much selection out there anymore for anyone unless you want a one page theme. There are NO premium themes anymore. Now, all you pay extra for is CSS codes, which I've saved … Continue reading #TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 244 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

Writing 201: Poetry–Through a Fog of Tears

Day Five: Fog, Elegy, Metaphor I knew when you were gone it would be hard to see you again - ever in that same way. I cried when you made the choice to leave. I let you go like silken strands slipping from my waiting arms blowing in a heavy breeze. I felt your presence … Continue reading Writing 201: Poetry–Through a Fog of Tears

Writing 201: Poetry–Through a Fog of Tears

Day Five: Fog, Elegy, Metaphor I knew when you were gone it would be hard to see you again - ever in that same way. I cried when you made the choice to leave. I let you go like silken strands slipping from my waiting arms blowing in a heavy breeze. I felt your presence … Continue reading Writing 201: Poetry–Through a Fog of Tears

Gardens In My Mind

This is my first effort at writing a Tanka poem.  Not my best, but learning is fun!   A Tanka poem is similar to a Haiku poem although it contains 5 lines with a syllable count for each line as such:  5/7/5/7/7 = 31 syllables.  Tanka poems use simile, metaphor and personification to enhance the words. … Continue reading Gardens In My Mind