Each sunrise speaks softly
Clouds seem to promise respite
Yet they perish thirsty
Sans water, sans loving friends
Haunted by the cleft curse queen.
© Balroop Singh
Inspired by the image for the Tanka Tuesday Photo Challenge by Colleen M. Chesebro. Thank you.
43 thoughts on “#Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 222”
Well done, Balroop. 🙂
Thank you Mark.
Love the image and the words!
Yes, the image is so evocative Elizabeth. Thank you.
The whole thing is wonderful, Balroop, but that last line is superb!!
Thank you Mae, I am delighted to hear your lovely words.
Perfect Haiku with the lovely image, Balroop.
That is perfect for that image. Lovely.
I am glad you like it Jacqui.
Thanks Jill. Love your support.
You captured the image in your tanka, Balroop, nicely.
Thanks Denise, the image guided my thoughts.
Wow! This is superb!
I am delighted to hear that Louise. Thank you for standing by to share your thought.
Very nice, Balroop! You captured an unseen essence.
Thank you Jan.
Wow that is such beautiful poem, so apt for the picture!
Thank you Prag, I am delighted to hear that.
Well done, Balroop!
short and sweet. Great words!
Wonderful poem for that beautiful image, Balroop!
Thank you Lauren.
I love your creativity, Balroop! This tanka could be the start of a novel or even a short story. Your words drew in me! ❤
Thank you for your awesome encouragement Colleen. The image inspired me. 🙂
It was an interesting image—very thought provoking. Always glad to see you pop in. ❤
My pleasure Colleen. Evocative images let my words flow, without much effort and I love spontaneous thoughts.
I love when that happens. Sometimes something is so beautiful and moving, you just have to put it into words. ❤
Exactly what prompted me to write Colleen. Thanks 🤗
Oooh. I like this one, Balroop. You definitely got into the dark mood of the image. Well done. 🙂
Thank you Diana, the image is too good for sharing some thoughts. 🤗
You got the exact words for the images, Balroop. What a dreadful scene!
Thanks Miriam, I am glad I could convey the dilemma within a few words but that is the beauty of micro-poetry. 🙂
That’s excellent, Balroop. I enjoy writing micro fiction.
Balroop, wow! A soft positive beginning of the poem before the darkness incipiently takes over! Wonderful powerful tanka and a form that is not easy!
Thanks Annika. You are so right, writing within the syllables is indeed challenging. 🙂
You do have a lovely way of writing. I thought this poem was intriguing and I was drawn into reading. I liked how it started of so positive and it felt wonderful then changed and haunted and darkness took over. Very creative and the photo has created a great scene. Thank you for sharing
Many thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts about my poetry. I am delighted to hear your feedback. Stay blessed.
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