Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 21 – Autumn & Winter

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 21 – Autumn & Winter

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Simple Guidelines.

Take the two words “autumn & winter” and write a Tanka Poem.

English tanka poetry consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

  1. You can use the picture above, or your own or no picture at all.

Copy and paste the link of your finished Tanka to the comments below, I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on Social Networks.

Autumn – Winter Tanka Poem

autumn is over

snow flurries begin to fall

golden moments gone

celebrate winter with joy

without winter no springtime

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge – Week 20 –  “Thanksgiving & Black Friday”. Thank you.

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NanoPoblano 2016 – Day 30 – Hedgehog Study – Pantoum Poetry

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NanoPoblano  2016 – Day 30 – Hedgehog Study – Pantoum Poetry

#NaBloPoMo – Day Thirty  of – Cheer Peppers NanoPoblano 30 Day Challenge

Hedgehogs are very underrated animal blamed for many things.
Their defense is the ability to roll into a tight ball which gives them sharp spikes.
But before modern days came with all the poison to kill unwanted pests in the garden.
Hedgehogs were the quickest way of devouring the slugs and snails that destroyed the plants.

Their defense is the ability to roll into a tight ball which gives them sharp spikes.
But you never ever hear the good they do on earth.
Hedgehogs were the quickest way of devouring the slugs and snails that destroyed the plants.
For many cultures. they are a food source even today.

But you never hear the good they do on earth.
They are being used for traditional medicine in some countries.
For many cultures, they are a food source even today.
In some countries, you can have a domesticated hedgehog.

They are being used for traditional medicine in some countries.
Thought to cure rheumatism and arthritis.
In some countries, you can have a domesticated hedgehog.
Hedgehogs can be very vocal with their grunts and squeals.

Thought to cure rheumatism and arthritis.
When in hibernation their body temperature decreases.
Hedgehogs can be very vocal with their grunts and squeals.
Newborn hedgehogs are blind.

When in hibernation their body temperature decreases.
For all the good they can bring the world they are a pest in New Zealand.
Newborn hedgehogs are blind.
I remember my mother blaming them for the cows having no milk.

For all the good they can bring the world they are a pest in New Zealand.
But before modern days came with all the poison to kill unwanted pests in the garden.
I remember my mother blaming them for the cows having no milk.
Hedgehogs are very underrated animal blamed for many things.

You may wonder why my mother blamed them for the cows having no milk.

Her theory was that when the cows were laying down resting the hedgehogs came and sucked the cow’s teats.

Would love to hear from anyone reading this if it is true or just an old fashion Myth

Blessings

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NanoPoblano 2016 – Day 29 – Kangaroo Feeding – Pantoum Poetry

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NanoPoblano  2016 – Day 29 – Kangaroo Feeding – Pantoum Poetry

#NaBloPoMo – Day Twenty-nine  of – Cheer Peppers NanoPoblano 30 Day Challenge

Pantoum Poem about an impatient little Joey.

Mummy can I jump in your pouch now, I want a drink?
Son, you have a new brother.
You can have a look now and see him feeding.
He is so little, how did he get into my bed?

Son, you have a new brother
I’m hungry what can I eat?
Oh, he is so little, how did he get into my bed?
Wait until I’ve finished feeding joey and we will find some fresh grass for you.

I’m hungry what can I eat?
You must learn to find your own food now.
Wait until I’ve finished feeding joey and we will find some fresh grass for you.
Will the other big kangaroos help us find food?

You must learn to find your own food now.
Will you always be with me?
Will the other big kangaroos help us find food?
Yes, son, we all help one another that’s what families do.

Will you always be with me?
Will my new brother always be in my bed
Yes, son, we all help one another that’s what families do.
Can I have a little milk beside him?

Will my new brother always be in my bed
You can have a look now and see him feeding.
Can I have a little milk beside him?
Mummy can I jump in your pouch now, I want a drink?

Hope I made you smile.

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NanoPoblano 2016 – Day 28 – Sitting on Guard – Pantoum Poetry

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NanoPoblano  2016 – Day 28 – Sitting on Guard – Pantoum Poetry

#NaBloPoMo – Day Twenty-eight  of – Cheer Peppers NanoPoblano 30 Day Challenge

Marmot Sitting on Guard

Sitting on day guard for punishment
Just do not fall asleep
Your life depends on it
Otherwise, you will never know what happen

Just do not fall asleep
Or you may get sun stroke
Otherwise, you will never know what happen
Your family are relying on you

Or you may get sun stroke
Remember do not leave your post
Your family are relying on you
Watch for the guy with the gun

Remember do not leave your post
He is a little trigger happy
Watch for the guy with the gun
He has a big dog with him

He is a little trigger happy
His bullets never miss
He has a big dog with him
Be alert or beware

His bullets never miss
Your life depends on it
Be alert of beware
Sitting on day guard for punishment.

Pantoum poetry using the photo above for a prompt.If you would like to write one and you are not sure how here is a link that will help you?

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NanoPoblano 2016 – Day 27 – Park Bench Seat

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NanoPoblano  2016 – Day 27 – Park Bench Seat

#NaBloPoMo – Day Twenty-seven  of – Cheer Peppers NanoPoblano 30 Day Challenge

Park Bench Seat

Have you sat on my bench seat?
Before all the undergrowth took over
Mothers would sit on me nursing babies
Some would even feed a child

Before all the undergrowth took over
Men would stop and talk to the mothers
Some would even feed a child
Young lovers would enjoy sitting on me

Men would stop and talk to the mothers
Some were angry and shouted
Young lovers would enjoy sitting on me
Even they were angry at times

Some were angry and shouted
Birds would stop and perch on top of me
Even they were angry at times
But no one ever cleaned me

Birds would come and perch on me
Mothers would sit on me nursing babies
But no one ever cleaned me
Have you ever sat on my bench seat?

Pantoum poetry using the photo above for a prompt.

If you would like to write one and you are not sure how here is a link that will help you?

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NanoPoblano 2016 – Day 26 – Snow Leopard – Hunting Season

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NanoPoblano  2016 – Day 26 – Snow Leopard – Hunting Season

#NaBloPoMo – Day Twenty-six  of – Cheer Peppers NanoPoblano 30 Day Challenge

Snow Leopard – Hunting Season

So she kept prowling the mountain side
Hoping to keep her offspring alive
Food was scare after bush fires
There was no place to hide

Hoping to keep her offspring alive
She slipped down the mountain side
There was no place to hide
Late autumn in the bush it was suicide

She slipped down the mountain side
Landing rather hard on her backside
Late autumn in the bush it was suicide
She came across a large slip

Landing rather hard on her backside
Not seeing straight everything was magnified
She came across a large slip
There were two deer already for supply

Not seeing straight everything was magnified
Focusing should have been an easy routine
There were two deer already for supply
But they were on the slip on the other side

Focusing should have been an easy routine
Food was scare after bush fires
But they were on the slip on the other side
So she kept prowling the mountain side.

My second attempt at writing Pantoum poetry using the photo above for a prompt.

If you would like to write one and you are not sure how here is a link that will help you?

All the best in your endeavours.

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Broken Securities at Dawn Break – Photo Fiction-65

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Broken Securities at Dawn Break – Photo Fiction-65

Write a fictional piece of no more than 300 words based on the picture above. You pick your poison, poetry or story.

Please don’t forget to, mention this post of yours, and link back here.

Broken Securities at Dawn Break

In was early morning, dawn had just broken, I was having a quick look through my binoculars from the top of the building before having a shower.

All of a sudden something caught my eye, was I dreaming, over the top of another building was this strange looking cricket insect which had what looked like an antenna strapped to his body.

What was this a new way to correspond with aliens by unsuspecting apparatus strapped to an insect, spying on Government buildings with protected information, sending it back to mars?

Who would have thought of this strange way of getting information, or even to go so low to train insects to locate important guarded ideas on computers this way instead of tapping into personal emails?

When I focus the binoculars again there was no insect to be seen, perhaps I was dreaming, let’s hope so, amazing what a half awake mind can dream.

Day 25 – Nano Poblano

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#frapalymo Poetry Prompt 23Nov16 – Green Pantoum

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#frapalymo Poetry Prompt 23Nov16 – Green Pantoum

the #frapalymo prompt no 23 is: “write a green pantoum” . you have to engage a little with the pantoum. if you do that you’ll get a wonderful aha moment. you can find more about the pantoum and how it works here on wikipedia. I want to add that a pantoum does not need to rhyme but it can be, but there are rhyme artists amongst us and so I am looking forward to rhymed and unrhymed pantoums.

Green Pantoum

In the beginning, God created heaven and earth
The earth was green
Trees were free from weeds
The grass was rich and clean

The earth was green
Water pure hygiene
The grass was rich and clean
Valleys didn’t need a fire screen

Water pure hygiene
Which gleamed
The grass was rich and clean
Everything a method of routine

Which gleamed
Showing the earth was green
Everything a method of routine
Producing the earth’s hygiene

Showing the earth was green
Trees were free of weeds
Producing the earth’s hygiene
In the beginning, God created heaven and earth

This is my first attempt at writing a rhyming Pantoum, so it was a challenge, but I’m quite happy with the end result.

Thanks Bee for making me go past my comfort zone.

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 20 – Thanksgiving & Black Friday

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 20 – Thanksgiving & Black Friday

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Simple Guidelines.

Take the two words “thanksgiving & black friday” and write a Tanka Poem.

English tanka poetry consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

You can use the picture above, or your own or no picture at all.

Copy and paste the link of your finished Tanka to the comments below, I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on Social Networks.

Tanka Poem – Thanksgiving & Black Friday

family gatherings

thanksgiving means many things

some will go to church

others will be enjoying

holiday for black friday

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge – Week 19 –  “earth & nature. Thank you.

Carterford

Helene Vaillant

S.Writings

Finally a Writer

Sammi Scribbles

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#frapalymo Poetry Prompt 22 Nov16 – Red Elevenie

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#frapalymo Poetry Prompt 22 Nov16 – Red Elevenie

#frapalymo prompt no 22 is: “write a red elevenie“. an elevenie is a simple creature (the German expression for “elevenie” also is the diminuite form of a fairy) and can hardly be understood as a poetic form. it is rather an arrangement of eleven words. even though it is rather simple it can be very charming, that is why I like to use it here. everything else about the “elevenie” you can find out on Wikipedia. and for not only having the form there is also the colour which means we have a “red elevenie”.

Red Elevenie

Red

Glowing fire

Warming my heart

Special thought’s of Christmas

Happiness.

Thanks Bee for sharing a new form of poetry, made me think a little, which is good for the brain, the only problem was finding a picture, the fire isn’t glowing red, but it does show the Christmas spirit.