#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 221 #SYNONYMSONLY @ColleenChesebro #writingcommunity #poem #nationalpoetrymonth

Here’s Colleen Chesbro Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge #221 Synonyms Only. The two words were chosen by Jude: Search & Lost.

I went with a Tanka this week 5/7/5/7/7.

The picture is 2020’s Christmas Star.


The sun’s warmth vanished

Silence enters the forest

Nighttime cloaks reason

Guided only by the stars

I seek life’s veiled magic.

33 thoughts on “#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 221 #SYNONYMSONLY @ColleenChesebro #writingcommunity #poem #nationalpoetrymonth”

  1. What an awesome photo, Denise. I loved the poem, especially these lines:

    Guided only by the stars

    I seek life’s veiled magic.

    Just beautiful!

    1. Thank you, Gwen:) Seeing that event did inspire hope and awe. We definitely need to focus on the hope. Xo

    1. Thanks, Colleen. I was so glad I got to witness that star. It is there, but I often forget to focus on it. xo

  2. Did you get to see the Christmas star last year, Denise? It’s cloudy here, so we just watched the YouTube. It was exciting and interesting and it aligned so much with the history, especially why it was called the Christmas star!

    Your poem is so beautiful and the Christmas star was truly magical!

    1. Yes, we did get to see the star very clearly. Quite a sight and moment. Thank you Miriam:)

    1. Lol…I have about 200 pages right now to go through. I will have to figure out what to do with my symbolic stuff and free verse. xoxo Thanks:)

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