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/

Dénouement

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Drawing by Charles Barsotti https://www.newyorker.com/cartoons/bob-mankoff/thank-you-charles-barsotti

Who would be the he
that stirs memories of a night
she holds in her soul

some secrets, thought forgotten
-closing moment at curtain call

                                             -cj holm

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 220 He / She
Tanka 5-7-5 7-7

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/09/24/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-220-heshe/

Destiny

 

child’s line in the sand
delineates distinction
-hero or coward

                               -cj holm

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 216 Hero / Coward
5-7-5

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/08/27/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-216-herocoward/