Here’s my Tanka Poem for Colleen M. Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #PhotoPrompt!
Exiting the trees
The old train tracks offer hope
Exhausted she slows down
There is no noise of pursuit
Exhilarated, she escapes.
Embrace your inner child with some poetry! D. L. Finn
42 thoughts on “#Tanka Tuesday Challenge #PhotoPrompt! @ColleenChesebro #Poetry”
Nothing can say escape and freedom like train tracks.
That was my thought, although Zombies came to mind…lol.
This will probably pop up twice:)
I love this! It’s the perfect response to the photo prompt. There is just something about train tracks!
Thanks, Jan 🙂 For some reason The Walking Dead came to mind at first…lol.
Love this, Denise.
Thank you. Staci:)
Nice! I love trains and railroad tracks.
Thanks, Joan:) Me too!
I’m drawn to old train tracks. What a fabulous poem, Denise!
I am too, Mae. They are the pathway to explore…or escape. Thank you 🙂
Escape is the perfect word that comes to mind with the tracks. Always there, if you choose to ride along. Nice response to the photo prompt, Denise.
So true, Lisa they are an open invitation for any situation. Thank you 😉
Nice poem in response to the photo prompt. Leaves things open to interpretation which is interesting too. Always illuminatiing to see the different responses Denise 🙂
Thank you, Marje:) Yes, it is fun to have an open interpretation! I agree it is fun to see all the different perspectives.
This is a great response to a fabulous photo prompt, Denise.!
Thanks to you, Soooz, I’m on a roll 😉
I;m always fascinated by the train tracks, especially when the track seems to go on forever but then disappears into the woods or mountains that may goes to a mysterious place. Your poem is perfect, Denise!
Train tracks do seem to go on forever into new places, Miriam. I love trains and will ride one anytime I can.
I love train rides too, Denise. We used to take train rides to San Diego or Santa Barbara. The longest train ride we took was from Denali to Anchorage in Alaska.
I would love to make that train trip in Alaska, Miriam:)
We had a great time, Denise. It was the beginning of summer and the weather was just right.
Train tracks do draw us to distant horizons, don’t they?
Hope you and your muse are busy creating more beautiful poetry OR whatever takes her and your fancy:)
They do draw us to distant horizons, Sandra:) So many possibilities. My muse is sticking to poetry and editing right now. Hope yours is being helpful. Hugs Xo
I am so thrilled you’re here, Denise! Bravo to writing a fabulous, tanka poem! It reads like a mini story with a happy ending. Well done. <3
Me too, Colleen:) Thank you, I had fun with that picture and my first poetry challenge!
It made my day. I’m so happy you joined in. <3
I’m happy I joined in too. Thanks for donig this and a gentle push:)
You bet! It’s a great way to write short stories. I find so much inspiration from the other poets. <3
Thrilling Tanka, Denise. It intrigued me, and I wanted it to continue. 😀 xo
Thanks, Vashti. I first thought of Zombies and then it ended up a chase. I had fun.
I went straight away to a fleet footed doe for some reason. Very nice piece.
Oh, I can see that! Running from the hunters. Thanks, Jessica:)
Yeah, exactly 😁
I have always loved catching a train.. and one in particular took me to a new life and different direction than expected..x
I love trains. Ive taken some rides through some incredible beauty. You have me curious how one took you to a new life and unexpected:)
Actually it was four trains 42 years ago when I was looking for a safe place to hide out… which I did and two years later met my second husband. The tracks took me right where I needed to be. xx
I’m sorry you had to hide out but it was sure meant to be that the train took you to your second husband!
It was Denise..xx