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Collen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge, No. 73: Energy & Knowledge, #SynonymsOnly

The Prompt Words for Collen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge, No. 73 are Energy and Knowledge. In this Haibun, I use the synonyms Powerful for Energy and Mind for Knowledge.

Colleen Poetry 2018.02.27

Consideration

 “This is my life. I can do whatever I want!” I’ve heard this comment and seen people having such mentalities. My heart aches to hear one person’s family is devastated and the members of their extended families are in turmoil due to one member who has made choices to change his life. It prompts me to wonder what goes on in a person’s mind and what experiences lead to one’s conclusion. When someone is about to decide, does he consider the consequences and what it would mean to the loved ones in his family, and the people he knows or doesn’t know? This bewilderment makes me be aware of my ultimate selections.

Mind is powerful

Your choices followed by actions

Have ripple effects

Change people’s current lives

Send them on different paths

~ Miriam Hurdle

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge, No. 73: Energy & Knowledge, #SynonymsOnly

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 53 – Mist & Shape

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 53 – Mist & Shape

I’m adding another poetry form to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge starting October 2, 2017. It’s called a cinquain. – Colleen

Cinquain 

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Autumn

Golden new shapes

Cooling, changing, rustling

Aromatic fresh mist in air

Season

Senryu

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Music in air mist

Penetrates my sensations

Melts shape of my heart

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“Senryu (also called human haiku) is an unrhymed Japanese verse consisting of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables (5, 7, 5) or 17 syllables in all. Senryu is usually written in the present tense and only references to some aspect of human nature or emotions. They possess no references to the natural world and thus stand out from nature/seasonal haiku.” – Shadow Poetry

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Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 53 – MIST & SHAPE

 

 

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 51 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: GIFT & SONG

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 51: GIFT & SONG

My daughter Mercy’s baby is arriving any minutes by now. I still remember back in March when we skyped and talked with each other. Mercy and Will showed us the ultrasound film. We made a virtual hug at the end. The joy of parenthood, the wonder of bringing a new life into this word were so overwhelmed. Mercy has been excited and celebrated the process by capturing the moments in photos. The family and community are so enthusiastic and supportive. This gives them a firm assurance and confidence.

Song of lullaby

Watching baby’s sleepy eyes

Overwhelming joy

Parents’ faces radiate

Gift of fulfillment resides

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 51 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: GIFT & SONG

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