#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge

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Vintage Vibes

Drenched in the delight of love that grows with time, taking an inspiration from lingering shadows of the gnarled branches, they walk despite the slippery road of life. They find solace in togetherness and new promises.

snowy path threatens,
scares, yet we walk forward
enticed by the glow 
that dances with promises, 
old stories infuse new life

© Balroop Singh

Thanks to Colleen Chesebro for Weekly Poetry Challenge. This week’s form is tanka prose. There are two basic forms in classic tanka prose: Preface (explanation) and the Poem Tale (episodic narration.)

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55 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge

  1. So beautifully presented, Balroop. I particularly love “enticed by the glow that dances with promises,” Your poetry always inspires reflection!

  2. I think this isfabulous, Balroop. I love this form because of the prose paragraph (or paragraphs) followed by the tanka poem that somehow relates by showing a different aspect of what we were talking about in the prose portion. Bravo, my friend. ❤

      1. No. The prose shouldn’t be overly flowery or overstated. You could write a paragraph or two, add a tanka, add more paragraphs and another tanka. It’s the relationship between the tanka and the prose that is most important. Your tanka shouldn’t repeat what the the prose already said. Instead, it should reveal something that connects the prose and tanka. The most powerful tanka prose is something personal as it’s written in first person. This is a really expressive form. I knew you would love it. ❤️

  3. Yummmm, this poem is so pretty. Almost makes me look forward to snow. 🙂 The way you capture walking in slippery snow, and walking hand in hand in a slippery relationship (’cause all relationships are slippery – and we hold on as best we can) is perfect. Also, will you soon travel to Tahoe and get a bit of that slippery snow walking yourself? Looks like snow showers are expected soon. xo

  4. Lovely words in prose and tanka, Balroop, and that image is gorgeous, too. Makes me wish it would snow here, just a little dusting would be nice. 🙂

      1. I get it, that’s why I said a light dusting. 🙂 We used to live where it snowed enough to build a snowman with the kids, then it would melt by end of day. All that white is definitely beautiful, though. Have a good weekend! ❄️

  5. Balroop, I love this combination in your Tanka Prose! A brilliant format and both elements reflect the hope, light and love that’s possible as couples grow closer over the years; where ‘old stories infuse new life’! Wonderful and sparkles of positive energy this dark afternoon!

    1. Thank you Annika, your words always ooze with warmth that reaches my heart. I am delighted that you could feel all those emotions within this short composition. Love and hugs.

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