Here’s Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge #292. This week is Taste the Rainbow Color Challenge.
My husband and I went for a Harley ride last Saturday. It was a beautiful day in the low 80s, with no wind, cloudless blue sky, and the road to ourselves at times. I didn’t think I’d be inspired to write poetry until we drove by two tall rock walls that got me thinking and creating. It was a much-needed moment where all my stress and worries disappeared, and I became a part of the surrounding trees and nature.
back of the Harley
surrounded by granite walls
fall revives my soul
roaring amongst the rainbows
through the soul of the mountain.
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Terrific, Denise. Captured beautifully
Thank you, John 🙂
I feel like I was riding through the canyon under blue skies along with you!
Yay! Glad you could come along.
LOL! You can defintely hear us coming.
The Tanka wonderfully reflects the impressions of this journey, Denise! Great captured. Best wishes, Michael
Thank you, Michael. I like to be in the moment when I write this!
Imagining you on the Harley always brings a smile. Your Tanka is PERFECT. ❤️
Thank you, Gwen 🙂 It always brings me a smile too. hugs xo
I only ride a bicycle, but I can certainly relate to the feeling of freedom on the open road.
Yes, a bicycle offers that freedom too, Pete. I avoid the roads though and stick to the trails.
What a sense of freedom! Roaring amongst the rainbows is a beautiful image!
It really is, Balroop 🙂 Yes if we could all roar through the rainbows, it would be amazing.
Beautiful, Denise. So pleased you got to relax and in such a wonderful way! 💕🙂
Thank you, Harmony 🙂 It was much needed!
Love it, Denise!
Thanks, Joan 🙂
Lovely trip, Denise. And a lovely way to capture it.
Thank you, Staci 🙂 I am glad I had that moment to share!
Beautiful, Denise. Thank you for sharing. The way you describe being on the motorcycle is how I feel when I’m on our boat. There’s something special and peaceful about it. <3
Thank you, Mar 🙂 I understand how you feel about your boat, i used to love going on oyrs growing up. It’s wonderful to have that sense of freedom and deep peace.
Denise, I got goosebumps reading your poem… “through the soul of the mountains.” What a special trip!! 💜
Thansk, Collen. It was a short distance from the house but an amazing trip and that moment sure woke me up!
It’s just the magic you needed. I love when that happens.
Me too! I’m ready for lots of magic 🙂 xo
It’s happening! It’s all around us now. 🌈
I feel the shift! Yay!
I love when that happens. Now, you can write again.
Absolutely gorgeous poem, Denise. Nature often inspires me too.
Thank you, Robbie 🙂 Nature is so inspiring!
Aaaah. I can feel the sunshine and wind, Denise. “…through the soul of the mountains.” What a beautiful line. They do have souls. Beautiful tanka, and I’m so glad you got to unwind. <3
It was a perfect day out and I was glad to be a part of it. I could really feel that soul. Thank you, Diana xo
Those rainbow layers of history in the rock… If they could speak – so you spoke for them 😀
Yes, the history they have to tell! I could feel it.
So beautiful. Both poetry and photos.
Thank you, Jude 🙂 It was a beautiful day and ride.
I can see why you were inspired. The rock walls are majestic. Good job of catching spirit and nature on paper.
Are were amazing, especially up that up close, Sandra. They do have a story to tell!
Your words sing like freedom, Denise. Hugs on the wing.
Thank you, Teagan 🙂 Yay for freedom!
Wow! What fun, Denise – “Wild is the Wind” 😆
Thank you, it was fun!
Lovely poem. Looks absolutely soul freeing. <3
Thank you, Debby 🙂 It really was! Xo
No doubts 🙂 xx
I feel the great reviving energy from this poem, Denise!
Thanks, Jan 🙂 Definite shift.
There is something refreshing about this beautiful season, isn’t there? I think this is well reflected in your poem, Denise.