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.
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.
road takes us nowhere
except into the moment
nature reaches out
caresses my weary soul
I’m healed on a warm spring day
D. L. Finn writes words
captures thoughts on the Harley
healing Denise’s soul
And yes, I do separate Denise and D. L. Finn 🙂
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Super poem, Denise. Glad you had a good time.
Thanks, John. I sure did 🙂
Love the pictures and the poems, Denise! It looks so relaxing, and the weather seems like it was perfect that day. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Thanks, Yvette 🙂 It was relaxing and the weather was about as perfect as you could ask for. xo
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!
Thank you, Mae 🙂 Spring has a way of reaching out and reviving our soul and spirits whether its on a walk or a ride.
What a beautiful glimpse into your world Denise. I love the part about D. L. Finn being separate from Denise. I feel the same way. You guys are so cute! Thanks for the ride! <3
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 🙂
It was the best. I love your bike tour poetry which would make a really cool poetry book! 💖
I’ve thought about it. I had a section for it in my last book.
Sounds like a plan to me. LOL! <3
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.
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.
Looks like a great time. Hubby and I spent many miles on our motrcycle over the years so your words rang true.
Thanks, Darlene 🙂 It is a wonderful freedom and place to explore, isn’t it?
Beautiful mountain pass picture to go with a beautiful poem.:-)
Thank you, Priscilla 🙂
Lovely poem and share, Denise! 💞
Thank you, Bette 🙂
It looks like a sunny excursion for you. Lovely poem and photos. I’m at the airport heading home from Oregon seeing my grandkids.
It was a perfect spring day. I hope you had a visit with your granddaughters. Xo
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. 💖
How can someone look on nature’s beauty and not feel healed. Nice poem, Densie.
I agree nature is so healing, Joan 🙂 Thank you!
It looks like you had fun, Denise. A great poem.
I did, Robbie 🙂 Thank you!
So glad you had a lovely time and didn’t drop your phone! Lovely pics and poems, Denise 💕🙂
Thanks, Harmony! It’s a relief my phone survives me 😉
Looks like a wonderful trip, Denise. Welcome back!
Thank you, Staci, it was 🙂
Lovely pictures and an equally good poem Denise. Thanks for sharing your beautiful moments.
Thank you, Balroop 🙂 It was a beautiful day.
I love the photos and poem, Denise! And I love that you separate D.L. from Denise. 🙂
Thank you, Jan 🙂 Its a good way to put the social media part aside.
Thank you, Karen xo
Wow! This is great! Riding a bike and writing poetry at the same time.
Thanks, Elizabeth 🙂 It’s amazing how much creativity comes from that.
“riding with my hubby on a Harley”–that is amazing. Yes. That poem seems to have been inspired by just such an activity.
It’s hard not to be inspired surrounded by so much beauty, and being directly in it. Thanks, Jacqui!
Lovely lines and beautiful pics!
Thank you, 🙂 xo
Oh what a happy experience! Your beautiful poem captures the movement, the joy, the healing. Wonderful, Denise! 💗
Thank you, Gwen 🙂 It is a wonderful experience and offers a new prespective.
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 😀
Thank you, Jules! Yes, what brings on healing is good. I agree it is good to separate personal and public for sure.
I like your sense of humor, Denise! and also – this line:
Thank you, David 🙂 Its a fun time.
That read like a beautiful day Denise <3
Thank you, Debby. It was:)