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 🙂
inches from my soul
nature lovingly dispatched…
hope & inspiration
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What a beautiful poem, Denise. It’s so nice that the hummingbird shared a moment with you.
Thank you, Priscilla 😉 I was very glad for that moment.
I can just see the little guy. Well done, Denise.
Thanks, John 🙂 It was quite a nice visit.
A lovely tribute to a bird encounter!
Thank you, Liz 🙂 It was a moment I didn’t want to forget.
You’re welcome, Denise.
I love that your encounter inspired this beautiful poem, Denise.
“inches from my soul” and “angel’s note” are exquisite wording.
Thank you, Mae 🙂 The moment brought the words out
Such a lovely poem. How nice your encounter with this little bird inspired you
Thank you, Joan, it really did!
‘Inches from my soul’ … such wonderful wording. Beautiful shadorma, Denise 💕🙂
Thanks, Harmony 🙂 The moment inspired.
Hummingbirds are little gifts of delight, Denise, even when buzzing us. 🙂 Beautiful, beautiful poem.
Thanks, Diana 🙂 I never tire of watch them.
Oh my heart… what a breathtaking, beautiful experience to be graced with, Denise! And your words capture it so eloquently. Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂
Thank you, Natalie 🙂 I couldn’t let it pass without writing about it.
What a magical experience! Could you hear the beating of the hummingbird’s wings? I love when that happens. This shadorma form is one of my favorites. 💜
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
I can only imagine how cool this experience with the hummingbird was, Denise. I love it!
Thank you, Pat 🙂
Beautiful Denise. Hope and inspiration for sure! ❤️
Thank you, Gwen 🙂 It really was xo
I love the moment you shared and the poem it inspired. Nicely done, Denise.
Thanks, Staci 🙂 It was a moment I couldn’t let pass, it inspired me.
A delightful poem, Denise.
Absolutely beautiful and touching! Each word vibrated with my soul. Thank you, Denise.
Thank you, Karen 🙂 Those tiny wings have a way of doing that xo
Beautiful and filled with inspiration.
Thanks, Jude 🙂
Wonderful piece DL.
Thank you, Rob 🙂
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 🙂
What a wonderful experience with such an amazing bird, Denise. Your poem captures the incredible moment adroitly. Well done.
It was a truly amazing experience, Mark, thsnk you 🙂