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)

The Course

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge 1/9/2018 Destination & Guide – Synonyms Only

I chose Experience and Goals as my synonyms for Destination and guide

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

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“In Search of Sea Urchins” – Courtesy Stuart Glazer
http://www.stuartglazer.com

experience gives
what is required for life
your goal creates fate

rivers all flow end to end
you select currents you take

                       -Clarence Holm

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/01/09/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-66-destination-guide-synonymsonly/
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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 65: Destination & Guide (#SynonymsOnly)

Forgiven

light

Magical wishes
Whispered in a sinner’s plea
Hope salvation’s here

A last rite for paradise
Blessing those that see the light

                               -Clarence Holm
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 183 Magic / Hope
Prompt words: Magic & Hope
Haiku in 5-7-5

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/01/08/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-183-magichope/

Regrets

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge 1/2/2018 Ambition & Change – Synonyms Only

Per Colleen’s November challenge, I chose goals and pennies as my synonyms for ambition & change in this Tanka

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

Pennies in dryer
Talismans of yesterday
Fragments of my goals

Copper clinking memories
Exchanged for visions of gold

                                        -Clarence Holm

 

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https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/01/02/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-65-ambition-change-synonymsonly/

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 65: AMBITION & CHANGE (#SynonymsOnly)

Just Before

For those who have experience mid-west winter weather, you’ve learned that December warm fronts proceed killer blizzards. Legendary storms stories always begin with “It was a warmer than normal start to the day!”

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Words and Image ©2017 Clarence Holm

December fog drifts
over the freshly tilled field
-nature seems wary

Just before the winter storm
Gives this last taste of autumn

                                    -Clarence Holm