Here’s Colleen Chesbro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge #224. This week is the poet’s choice!
I decided on a butterfly cinquain: 2/4/6/8/2/8/6/4/2 and used a picture I took walking along the river for the visual.
Becomes my guide
Dazzling me with its beauty
The moment caresses my soul
Thoughts flow with the river
Words are blooming
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Absolutely beautiful 💜
Thank you, Willow 🙂 xo
Nice! It does feel like magic when the words blossom up out of you. One of the most wonderful feelings in the world–and your poem captured it beautifully. : )
Thanks, Cathleen:) I love the magic of the word’s flow! Xo
This is a lovely poetic form. And you wrote a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Staci:) I do love the shape of this one.
That is a BEAUTIFUL photo—a perfect match for your lovely poem.
Well done, Denise!
Thank you, Mae. It’s a favorite spot for a spring walk.
I can see why 🙂
Great Denise, your words bloom like the buds on the trees now.
It’s still pretty cold here in Toronto, and some trees have yet to bloom, but they’re definitely trying to open up.
Love your inspiring poem,
Thank you, Eden. It does feel like the words are blooming like a tree in spring when they flow!
We are the opposite here, but are already in fire season. Hope it warms up soon in Toronto and all the buds bloom for you:) xo
Ah, this is lovely, Denise. A great poem.
Thanks, Robbie:) xo
I can see where that lovely trail could provide inspiration- beautiful, Denise.
It’s a magical place, Jacquie:)
I love it. Especially Words are blooming. I write.
Thanks, Sandra! To words that keep blooming.
Both our poems have ‘words’, mine are going and yours are coming!
I love how our poems mirrored each other, Elizabeth. Each with a picture of nature and a side of writing we all deal with.
Now, that is a poem. I love the emotion it captures. 🙂
Thank you, Marsha! I’m glad you enjoyed it and it was able to captured an emotion 🙂
A beautiful Tanka on a rainy afternoon here. Thank you for the ‘pick-me-up’, Denise. 🙂
I’m glad it picked you up. Hopefully our weather trade will appear soon.
Gorgeous and magical <3
Thank you, Marje xo
Nicely done, love the imagery here🙂
Thank you, Pat 🙂
I love this! Being in nature always inspires me to write. What a beautiful place you have to walk!
Thank you, nature does the same for me. Yes, extremely lucky to be able there 🙂
Denise, what a stunning photo! I really love this butterfly cinquain. Getting out in nature is pure inspiration to me. <3
Thank you, Colleen:) It is a magical place I love to walk. It’s hard not to be inspired by all the beauty nature offers. It seemed fitting the I do a butterfly cinquain with all the butterflies surrounding us. Xo
Sounds lovely! I always enjoy your hikes, photos and poetry. 🌸
That path looks perfect for reflection and could lead anywhere.. the poem captures that beautifully.. hugsx
Thank you, Sally:) It is a place to reflect and be grateful. Hugs back xo