Here is Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 215 Poet’s Choice.
I decided to try a new form talked about, the Diatelle poem. It would be an understatement to say it was a challenge. Here is the pattern it had to follow. a1/b2/b3/c4/b6/c8/c10/a12/c10/c8/b6/c4/b3/b2/a1
I kept picking words that were hard to rhyme. It felt like putting a 3-D puzzle and took me two days to work through it. Here’s what I came up with, and a picture to go along with it.
IN THE WIND
flows off me
yet it tethers
as the swans soar strongly
their wings glide over the aethers
where consummating souls stay together
here hearts offer wisdom, while the unconscious sinned.
yet, I live in this regal bird’s nethers
gifted the moments fair weather
I hold their love fondly
in their feathers