It’s the middle of the month challenge ~ time for a photo prompt!
This month Colleen used a photo chosen by last month’s “Photo-Prompt” Poet of the Week ~ Jane Dougherty.
For the Birds
Trees reach to sky
Haven, they built for
Birds, northbound and southbound
Water rises, heads go higher
Roots skinnier, refuse to be drown
Tens of thousands years they’ve survived
Until the last inhale, they will try
Colleen’s Poetry Challenge #145 – Photo Prompt
It’s the middle of the month challenge ~ time for a photo prompt! Colleen wants us to use this photo as the inspiration for the poem.
in smooth white sand.
Reminder of kisses,
warm braces and loving gazes,
our future we celebrated.
Through cruelty we were separated.
Holding tears this bottle I picked up.
“I’m alive, call this number, my love.”
The prompt words for Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 125 are “Origin & Write” – #SynonymsOnly
A Newborn in the Family
My niece’s first child
Into the family
Eager waiting is over
Magic of baby’s first cry
Cast away worries and doubts in mind
Mother’s painful labor forgotten
Holding and beholding the miracle
Amazed by life’s fresh beginning
Shared by parents, grandparents
Siblings, aunts and uncles
New page of a book
Invites us all
To pen in
~ ~ ~
Here is this week’s Colleen’s 2019 Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 121, “Slow & Work,” #SynonymsOnly
January 12 to 20, 2019, a group of family members from West Coast of the U.S.A. traveled to Hong Kong to celebrate my nephew’s wedding, a joyous begging of a new journey. It was a marathon ceremony of playing Chinese traditional games when the groom picked up the bride in the morning. The games were set by the bridesmaids and responded by the groom and best men. Only when all the games were responded, the door was open for the groom to pick up the bride. Then a modern church wedding and garden cake ceremony were held in the afternoon, and a nine-course Chinese banquet was served in the evening when the bride and mother-in-law (my sister) changed their gowns four times.
“It’s the first of the month and poets get to choose their own words!” – Colleen Chesebro
Gusty wind blasts
Snaps exposed tree limbs
Endless streams splash puddles
Muddy rain water splatters
Under squeaky vehicles
No desire to fight no-win battle
Sit by the fire sipping hot chocolate
Colleen’s Poetry Challenge: Happy December – Poet’s Choice of Words, Chill & Hot