#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 267, #ShareYourDay #senryu #tanka #harleyride #poems #writingcommunity #poetrycommunity

Here’s Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge #267. This week we are being challenged to share our day with pictures and poetry.

Hubby and I by the South Yuba River, CA

I’m sharing a day from our vacation last week. I love to write poetry in as many places as possible, and one of them is while I’m riding with my hubby on a Harley. I keep a pad and pen in my coat pocket and, so far, have only lost one pen but none of the words written. I have a tanka and senryu to share from our excursion. Healing was a theme in most of the poetry written last week.

waving on harley
The picture was taken driving down our street. I’m always happy when I don’t drop my phone doing this 🙂

road takes us nowhere

except into the moment

nature reaches out

caresses my weary soul

I’m healed on a warm spring day

Highway 49 South Yuba River by Downieville, CA. A favorite ride!

D. L. Finn writes words

captures thoughts on the Harley

healing Denise’s soul


And yes, I do separate Denise and D. L. Finn 🙂


53 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 267, #ShareYourDay #senryu #tanka #harleyride #poems #writingcommunity #poetrycommunity”

    1. Thanks, Yvette 🙂 It was relaxing and the weather was about as perfect as you could ask for. xo

  1. Great photos and wonderful poem, Denise. I especially love “nature reaches out caresses my weary soul.”
    It’s so true that a beautiful spring day can revive the spirit. Wonderful share!

    1. Thank you, Mae 🙂 Spring has a way of reaching out and reviving our soul and spirits whether its on a walk or a ride.

    1. Thanks, Colleen this was a fun challenge! I definitely need to keep the two worlds separate at times. Glad you could come along with us 🙂

  2. I’d say your doing well by only dropping 1 pen on that bike. 🙂 A beautiful poem! I saw your Instagram posts from your vacation and they were lovely.

    1. Thanks, Mark. That pen loss was this year…lol. Luckily my husband had one on him. We did have a great vacation and I always try to share a bit of it on Instagram.

      1. We went to see our granddaughters and Nora’s birthday party was last Saturday. We just came home. Next trip is for Mother’s Day. 💖

    1. It’s hard not to be inspired surrounded by so much beauty, and being directly in it. Thanks, Jacqui!

  3. Oh what a happy experience! Your beautiful poem captures the movement, the joy, the healing. Wonderful, Denise! 💗

    1. Thank you, Gwen 🙂 It is a wonderful experience and offers a new prespective.

  4. Healing is always good. Our spring seems a tad delayed. But just seeing the sun is sooo goood!
    I think it is good to seperate our public and private aspects. Not everyone needs to know everything about who we are – which is mainly why I use a non-de-plume 😀

    1. Thank you, Jules! Yes, what brings on healing is good. I agree it is good to separate personal and public for sure.

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