Warrior’s Death

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Paintings from Norse mythology Peter Nicolai Arbo, Valkyrie’s Death Oil on canvas 1880

Hero’s tears tumble
on lips pursed in dying breath
-life’s struggle over

noble effort undertook
cost of honor bravely paid

                                        -cj holm

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #103 – 10/1/2018 Fall & Try – Synonyms Only

Per Colleen’s Tanka Challenge, I chose tumble and struggle as my synonyms for fall & try

(Tanka Form 5-7-5 7-7)

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https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/10/01/colleens-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-recap-no-103-fall-try-synonymsonly/

Prairie Sigh

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meadowlarks hello
repeated from now to then
-born in prairie sigh

captured dream of summer fun
rolling grassland setting sun

                                               -cj holm
Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge 3/6/2018 Renew & Fresh – Synonyms Only

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Per Colleen’s challenge, I chose repeated and born as my synonyms for renew and fresh
(Tanka Form 5-7-5 7-7)

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/03/06/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-74-renew-fresh-snyonymsonly/

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 74: renew & fresh (#SynonymsOnly)

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)