Poetry by Sarah, Tanka

Fearsome Lady

Highlighting her strength,
Mother Nature likes to be
a fearsome lady.
Awesome fury cautions us
that we are easily squashed.

By Sarah ©2018

Prompt: Ramblings of a Writer, Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge, Week 91 – lady and highlights; and also, Olivante Poetry, #NaPoWriMo 2018 – Image 6

Poetry by Sarah, Tanka

Seventy-Five Years

Image credit By Sarah ©2017

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

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah


ancient body art
awakens inner light of
a painted lady

By Sarah ©2017

Author’s Note: Mehndi or “Mehendi” is a form of body art from Ancient India using a paste, created from the powdered dry leaves of the henna plant. Decorative designs are created on a person’s body that are intended to be a symbolic representation of the outer and the inner sun – “awakening inner light”. 

Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #161 – painted and lady