#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 288: #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry #writingcommunity #poetry community #tanka #fires #poetrychallenge

Here is Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge #288.  This week is Taste the Rainbow—Color Poetry.

forest fire

lonely gray morning
lingers heavy in the sky
oppressive whispers
from autumn-colored flames
smoldering dreams fall like snow

33 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 288: #Tastetherainbow-Color Poetry #writingcommunity #poetry community #tanka #fires #poetrychallenge”

    1. Thanks, Colleen. I woke up with this one, and yes, those ashes do fall just like snow—a lot of loss in these fires.

    1. Thank you, Diana. I feel the same way some days with the those flames stealing people’s peace. Here’s to a rainy fall xo

    1. They are, Jan. Never had to worry like this until last few years. It is hard and hopeful to watch people losing everything but still survive.

  1. That is very beautiful, and terrifying. It’s all too real where you are, as I am in Oregon (also transplanted from the Bay Area). Today is the two year anniversary of the Almeda Fire here.

  2. I remember that destructive fire. Can’t believe its been two years already. It is a very real danger more so now than ever before. My son lives up.in Oregon too and we love visiting. Hooefully we will all get a nice wet fall. Thanks, Lisa:)

    1. I hooe we get lots of cleaning rain soon. Some is forecasted for Sunday. Fingers crossed its more than a few drops. And yes, very hard on the animals and forest. I leave water out for them as they pass through. The air they have to breath from the fires though is horrible.

  3. During Covid while hubby was still working we opted to travel by car than plane…
    I saw several forested areas that had been charred. One can only hope new growth will happen.

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