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Posts tagged ‘Colleen’s 2020 Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge’

Excitement Builds – Haiku

The following was inspired by Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 182 #PhotoPrompt

 

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Image by Huda Nur from Pixabay

 

Awaiting Freyja

My heart full of love and joy

Beautiful kitten

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

Zoosadism Haiku

The following was written in response to Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 178 #PhotoPrompt.

aligator

Image Credit: Balaji Malliswamy

 

Suppressing heartache

Huntsman assassination

Eradication

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

Lost Love Senryu

The following poem was written in response to Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 174 #PhotoPrompt. Jude, from Tales Told Different, selected the photo for this month’s challenge.

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Image Credit: Unknown

Feeling bewildered 

Grieving, heartbroken, lonely

Promises broken

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

Fantasizing – Senryu

The following senryu was written for Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 173 #SynonymsOnly The two prompt words are: Idea & Fancy.

 

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Daydreaming galore

Fancy balmy oceanfront

Far-flung idea

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

Nightfall – #Gogyōka

The following poem was written in response to Colleen’s 2020 Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge.

This week’s prompt, The Night Sky. 

This week I decided to try something new to me, a Gogyōka poem.

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Image by Pexels from Pixabay 

 

Darkened at the end of the day

Luminous stars light the sky

The moon above shines brightly

North Star will guide your way

Look up to see pure magnificence

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comfortably Worn – #Haiku

The following #haiku was written in response to Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 168 #SynonymsOnly” 

The two words selected by Ruth Scribbles, from last month’s #SyllablesOnly challenge: COMFORT & WORN.

 

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Image by LUM3N from Pixabay 

 

Traveled and well worn

all the places we have seen

bringing me comfort

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

Clearly Deserted #Tanka

 

What do you see #18Image Credit; Hoi An- Unsplash

The bike you see in this picture tells me quite a bit. This is what I see: Used perhaps by a poor tradesman to haul his tools from one job to another. It could belong to a homeless person as I can see a few stakes and a tarp. His tent perhaps. It may be weathered, rusty, and old but it is still quite functional to some.

 

Clearly Deserted

 

You used to ride me

when you were developing

now old and rusty

Left behind, clearly alone

holding all of your rubbish

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

This was written for Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge, and for What do you see.

 

 

 

 

Life is Good #Tanka #Poetry

This was written for a challenge over at Colleen’s 2020 Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. 

The two words to write about are “Love” & “Harmony”

 

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Life is Good

Pure tranquility

is how I feel, when with you

Friendship was the base

Love followed shortly after

Harmonious we’ve become

 

© Susan Zutautas 2020