Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: New & Experience

I don’t take many things seriously but I am going to make a concerted effort to do Colleen’s challenges properly.

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday

I don’t take many things seriously as you probably know but I am going to make a concerted effort to do Colleen’s challenges properly.  I have scant regard for the correct use of haiku and often do such beastly things to them but I think it is also important to show appreciation for the little blighters because they are so fabulous when done right.

This week the challenge was to use synonyms for NEW and EXPERIENCE.  I used FRESH and ENCOUNTER.  And its about change so that is another box ticked, and it is in the first person so I am thinking I have the structure and subject just about nailed at least.

Dark gives way to light

Each morning fresh encounter

eternal routine

Bleary eyed I greet the day

a moment in time passing



Author: Michael

Husband, dad,(ex)programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation;

7 thoughts on “Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: New & Experience”

  1. Well done! I loved your introduction. I believe that if we want to call ourselves, poets we should honor those that came before us by writing the stuff correctly! LOL! Now, your Tanka speaks of all kinds of things: impermanence, how you are living in the moment, and how time marches on whether we like it or not. See the power of your words? Even your first line is reminiscent of the main Star Wars theme of dark and light how they are forever intertwined – can’t have one without the other. ❤

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  2. I do try sometimes honest. Hmm wonder if the Star Wars thing is because I watch the new film on Boxing Day. It’s probably still in my subconscious somewhere. You’re definitely right on the impermanence thing I think that was what I was going for the fact that we’re just a blip in this huge expanse. Thanks colleen

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