Here’s Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge #217.

This week’s theme is “Immortality.”

I immediately wrote several haikus/senryus when I sat and thought about his word. I put three together to explore what’s next, and added a picture I took recently.

My soul a tenant

An earthly body rental

Soon I’ll return home.


My body withers

As my memories flood me

Pure light welcomes.


I free my last breath

Leaving behind all I’ve known

Starting my journey.

35 thoughts on “TANKA TUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 217, #THEMEPROMPT #Haiku #senryu @ColleenChesebro”

    1. Thanks, Mae:) That was the first one I was going to use, but decided to add more for the story. I still had more left I could have added…

    1. Thanks, Joan:) The was my first choice to go with then I added more in after writing several.

  1. Beautiful, Denise. I love them, and like Joan and Mae, I particularly love the first one. 💗

    1. That was my favorite one too, Gwen. Then I decided it was more a story. Thanks, Gwen 🙂

  2. I like this one, Denise. It’s very hopeful, and I can use that right now. And I quite like them strung together like stanzas. The last is my favorite, but the three together are actually somewhat narrative. : )

    1. Thank you, Cathleen:) I’m glad it could offer you some hope, I think we all need that now. I’ve never tried putting them together to tell narrative, and these fit together well.

    1. Thanks, Balroop. I was really feeling life’s journey for immortal, but I like the other direction of love. I’m excited to hear you have a book coming up. Let me know what I can do to help with the release.

    1. It does seem to be the one most picked and so glad it managed to move you:) Thanks, Staci xo

  3. Oh. Wow. You and I are on the same page, Denise. Or should I say, the same haiku. These are magnificent, and the photo is perfect for your reflection. xo

    1. Thank you, Pam. I was lucky to get that shot. They do say great minds think alike, so that could definitely apply to Haikus:)

    1. Thank you, Colleen 🙂 I had fun putting it together and they really flowed this time. I always forget these are Senryu, thanks for the reminder. Xo

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