Backyard Choice – Tanka

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge 2/20/2018 breakthrough & movement   – Synonyms Only

(Haika  Form 5-7-5 7-7)

shattered windowpane
curtains moving in the frame
-runner leaves his base

frozen moment’s decision
of what will finish this play

                                           -cj holm
Per Colleen’s Weekly Challenge, I chose shattered and leaves as my synonyms for breakthrough and movement

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https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/02/20/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-72-breakthrough-movement-snyonymsonly/

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 72:breakthrough & movement  (#SynonymsOnly)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 189

first we pass gun laws
zen we take the machine guns
-automatic noise

                        -Clarence Holm

Sure I know “zen” technically doesn’t fit, but I have a poetic license to use it.

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 189 Zen / Noise

https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/02/19/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-189-zennoise/

Haiku 2-18-2018c

My third post! 40-50 mph winds blowing on the plains today, can’t see beyond the yard. Fireplace burns and cat is in my lap!

howling winter wind
carved furrows of dirt and ice
hot chocolate poured

                     -Clarence Holm

Revised version – Thanks Lynn

howling winter winds
dance on fields of soil and ice
stirred my cocoa mug

                  -Clarence Holm

Haiku 2/14/2018

Written on a winter walk-

shimmering branches
suspended from winter sky
squirrel tracks in rhyme

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melting april snow
tumbling from church gable
glisten on snowdrift

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red dogwoods
floating in wind packed snow
sports a nibbled branch

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spring promise
by the frozen field
— bare lilacs

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white horizon
quivering in time
lit by blue sky

                   -Clarence Holm