#TankaTuesday #Poetry #Challenge No. 289, #SpecificForm #Shadorma #poetrycommunity #writingcommunity #poetrychallenge

Here’s Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge #289. This week is a specific form: Shadorma.

The format is 3/5/3/3/7/5 and has a title. I went with an experience I just had with a little hummingbird when I finally got outside after the smoke cleared for the day. It was so beautiful and fresh that I thought it was a good day to write poetry. The hummingbird, a male ruby redthroat, came inches from my face and we looked at each other for several seconds—or eternity. I took it as a good message 🙂



gentle hymn

inches from my soul


angel’s note

nature lovingly dispatched…

hope & inspiration

40 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday #Poetry #Challenge No. 289, #SpecificForm #Shadorma #poetrycommunity #writingcommunity #poetrychallenge”

    1. It really was a magical experience, Colleen. Yes, the hum of it wings was loud. I almost stepped back from it because it got so close 🙂 It is a fun format to work with. Xo

  1. Reminds me of when I had an owl in my yard during the day – I think it was napping and fell out of the tree… I talked to the owl for about fifteen minutes. Another time I got to see a bat napping in the middle of the day on my willow tree 🙂

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