Poetry by Sarah, Tanka

Gemstone

Shining mineral
shaped and formed by molten rock,
hardened by water.
Mystical, magical, gems.
Crystals; bones of mother earth.

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Ramblings Of A Writer, Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge, Week 75 – shining and water

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Poetry by Sarah, Tanka

Uncertain

Undulating road.
Wooden fingers lace, blocking
sunlight. Shadows hide
watchful eyes. Ears catch whispers.
An uncertain path is life.

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Bikurgurl, 100 Word Wednesday – Week 48; and also, Ramblings Of A Writer, Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge, Week 74 – eyes and ears

Poetry by Sarah, Tanka

Lucent Waves

Mornings thick with flies.
Heat radiates lucent waves,
bouncing off the ground.
Top of 35 degrees (C) today!
I wish it was winter still…

By Sarah ©2017

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Prompt: Ramblings Of A Writer, Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge, Week 73 – mornings and winter, Daily Post Daily Prompt, degree

Poetry by Sarah, Tanka

Snooze

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Image credit Winnond via FreeDigitalPhotos

Alarm drills through dreams.
Grudgingly, eyes peel open;
yet mind stays sluggish.
My daily morning challenge
– not to roll over; hit snooze.

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge, Week 72 – morning and challenge

Poetry by Sarah, Tanka

Unwelcome

Image credit James McGill via Unsplash

Preparing calm mind.
Managing stresses of life.
Feeling in control.
When in creeps anxiety;
with unwelcome surprises.

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Ramblings Of A Writer, Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge, Week 69 – Prepare and Surprises

Poetry by Sarah, Tanka

Divided Loyalties

Uncompromising
snow-filled landscape separates
survival from love.

With loyalties divided,
is this artwork or story?

By Sarah ©2017


Author’s Note: This painting is from the Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tomaki. This is the information plaque about the painting, from the gallery.

Prompt: Ramblings Of A Writer, Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge, Week 67 – Landscape and Artwork

Poetry by Sarah, Tanka

Il Colosseo 

Surrounded by crowds,
valiant gladiators
fight until the death.

All that remains, a whisper;
ancient Roman history.

By Sarah ©2017



Image credit By Sarah ©2017

Author’s note: ‘Il Colosseo’ is the Italian name for the Colosseum (or Coliseum). It is also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre and is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and sand, it is the largest amphitheatre ever built. It is situated just east of the Roman Forum.

Prompt: Ramblings Of A Writer, Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge, Week 64 – surrounded and history

Poetry by Sarah, Tanka

No More


Image credit Barbara Florczyk

Her only comfort,
as the rain falls around her,
– a canopy’s space.

She dreams of a time to come,
when the tears will flow no more.

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Photo Challenge #178; Ramblings of a Writer, Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge, Week 60 – space and dream

Poetry by Sarah, Tanka

Seventy-Five Years


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Holding his lady.
Married seventy-five years.
On deathbed he lies,
vows honored until the end.
A portrait of love, endures.

By Sarah ©2017


Author’s note:  This piece is dedicated to my nanna, 95 years old, and my grandfather “Bill” who passed away in June 2015. They had a truly remarkable and inspiring love; married more than 75 years! I can’t even imagine the bond they shared. Nanna claims he still visits her every night in her dreams, asking her when she will join him 💜💙💚

Prompt: Ramblings Of A Writer, Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge, Week 59 – portrait and lady

Poetry by Sarah, Tanka

Beyond The Undergrowth


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Sometimes the right path
hides in the dense undergrowth;
asking to be sought
and dragged into clarity.
But when it finds you? Magic!

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, #44 – hunt and find (I have used synonym ‘sought’ in place of hunt)