#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #274 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt @ColleenChesebro
Hi everyone! 🙂
Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on a Photograph provided by David, from the Skeptic’s Kaddish, for this month’s challenge.
Colleen’s comments for this week’s challenge: This is a photo of David’s father. Please be aware that he is no longer with us. David dedicated his blog to his father’s memory. You can read more about his journey HERE. With that being said, take a deep look at this photo. Don’t describe what we all can see. Look into the camera lens… what do YOU see? What is revealed to you? Now, write your syllabic poem.
As ever, we need to avoid ‘ing’ ending words if at all possible.
You can find Colleen’s post HERE.
I’ve chosen a series of short verses with a syllable count of 3-5-3.
the long lens
cannot capture all
the mind’s eye
can but encompass
small, man stands
in the universe
all one, vast
whence we come
as with gentle rain
clouds on high
solid earth below
I hope you enjoyed today’s poetry. Have a lovely day! 🙂
© Harmony Kent 2022