Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: Bond & Seek

A grown up attempt at a tanka.

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 when I do them. I have scant regard for the correct use of haiku and tanka 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 Character and Affection. I used Disposition and Tenderness.


Cold disposition

Winter holds firm unyielding

until spring awakes

Her tenderness revealing

new life long hidden in sleep


https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/02/13/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-71-character-affection-snyonymsonly/

Author: Michael

Husband, dad,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;

20 thoughts on “Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: Bond & Seek”

  1. Michael, I think your Tanka is splendid! You know, I always say that poetry should be fun. If you are submitting your prose for contests or publication you might want to follow the rules closer but even then it is subjective. Creativity comes in many forms. 😀 ❤

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  2. I have to try it – I have a friend who likes to write limericks and has tried to get me to write them. I’m so wordy – I’d really have to tame down my word count to almost nothing. “Brevity is the soul of wit” as the Bard said.

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  3. That’s pretty cool I like it and yes you can certainly tell how much fun you had doing it. Just give it a go. The prompt site which I responded to is one of the few that I do regularly has Coleen is a real champion of the correct form which is really important and she really loves the stuff and it’s a great little community that she’s built up around it as well so well worth getting involved there I think you’d like it

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  4. I did have fun doing that little whimsical piece … I walk there almost daily (in good weather) and so thought it would be fun to have an imaginary party there that only I could see. It is not my usual shtick though. I will definitely think on doing it and incorporating into a blog post for starters.

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  5. You never know what you’re going to like you never know what you’re going to be good at I think trying Your Hand at a few different things is always exciting if a little unnerving at first

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