Tag Archives: #Colleen’s tanka challenge

Urban phoenix

Civilisation The need for ownership breeds Contemptuous greed Accumulating desires Reassurance of status * Time will take its toll Breaking secure illusions Castles in the air Even the grandest vision To dust returns and crumbles * Raised and broken down … Continue reading

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Constriction

Hard Edges Cage imposed Limiting form Counting syllables Seeking conformity Obedient to dictates Narrowing the field of vision To engender uniformity The bias of judgement obeys its rules Railing against apparent constriction Forgetting existence is defined Necessary separation Failing to … Continue reading

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Drought…

Sullen summer skies Heavily prescient clouds Threatening thunder Lightening the oppression Showering parched earth with joy For Colleen’s poetry challenge

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Journey

I stand enraptured Earth and sea begin and end In thrall to beauty Cherishing the questing path Humbled by Nature’s jewels For Colleen’s Poetry Challenge

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Love in cold blood

A healing embrace The gift of a loving soul Wears many faces A burden borne for others Lightening the heart of both * What I had observed in my fish tank with my little dying fish, I was privileged to … Continue reading

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Scenery…

Too swift in passing Man walks amid miracles Enduring beauty Dismissed as mere scenery Backdrop to his tragedy For Colleen’s poetry challenge

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Mirage

For Colleen’s poetry challenge

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Unfurling

Spring stems from winter Smouldering in cold ashes Waiting for the sun Petals unfurl in shadow Alchemy of light and joy For Colleen’s Poetry Challenge

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Immutable

In ceaseless motion Divinity manifests Passionate Nature Eternally enraptured Calling to the soul of Man For Colleen’s poetry challenge

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Enchanted #midnighthaiku

The enchantress calls Earth responds with eagerness Dark dreams dissipate A slow surrender The constancy of winter Ceding place to spring Her verdant alchemy Turning iron skies to gold For Colleen’s poetry challenge

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