Soul’s Blush Of Pink – Tanka

NaPoWriMo 2019 Challenge – Day 14

Frank J. Tassone Haikai Challenge #81 (4/13/19) – Pink Moon

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the Pink Moon.

Pink ground phlox, or “moss pink,” lends its name to the April Moon.

The Haunted Wordsmith Elemental Writing Challenge – April 14, 2019

 For this challenge, we will explore one of the four elements: air, earth, water, fire.  Simply use the word and/or image provided and be inspired by the natural element.

Today’s prompt and image: rejuvenating.

full pink moon arrives

bringing with it the moss pink

rejuvenating

the change from Winter’s nighttime

into Spring waters rebirth

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Photo Credits:

Pink Moon – KIYOMI YOSHIMATSU / 500PXGETTY IMAGES

Waterfalls – David Mark from Pixabay

When Sober Spirits Fly

MLMM Sunday Writing Prompt – A Touch Of Frost

Inspiration for the prompt:  A Late Walk by Robert Frost

A Winter Walk....

A touch of frost

does my heart imbue

when sober spirits fly

beyond to what is unseen

 

Flailing every thought in my mind

causing each moment to be

like a hard days work

attempting to capture a breath…

 

Then, in a morn’s new mercy

the sober spirits return with

the heat of sun upon their wings

and melts my heart’s frost into

 

A love that ignites my hearth

and once again this soul is

insulated, protected from the

world’s brutal Winter.

Photo Credit:  Pinterest

Winter’s Fury

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Chained Together III (2) -Winds Howl In Rage

Today’s episode is a haiku by Natsume Soseki (1867-1916), your task is to complete the Tan Renga by adding your two-lined stanza (approximately 7-7 syllables).

Here is the haiku to work with and create a Tan Renga with:

over the wintry forest
winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow

©️ Natsume Soseki

My two-lined stanza response will be in Italics.

Winter's Fury

over the wintry forest
winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow

the trees stand strong baring all
enduring Winter’s fury

Photo Credit;  Pinterest