#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge

Paradoxical  Pine

I walk into the forest in the month of October – a mosaic of colors, and wonder why it brightens my mood, adds a smile to my face and warms my heart. There is gold in the air but I have an aching desire to catch the drifting leaves – reminders of life passing by! The pine in my backyard doesn’t care. 

Inspired by colors
mother nature’s lantern adds
a charm to its leaves 
each morning it glows orange 
to match the leaves of neighbors.
© Balroop Singh 

Thanks to Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, ( taste the rainbow) which has inspired me to create a tanka prose. Tanka is typically written in the 5-7-5-7-7: a five-line syllabic structure. Tanka prose always contains a title. One basic requirement: one paragraph, and one tanka.

Thank you.

Image from my patio.(pine pun intended)

For more poetry: click here to hear Magical Whispers

Here is my latest release  Hues Of Hope 


45 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge

  1. Hues of hope is a sublime collection of your ethereal poetry, Balroop. My Kindle copy is here before my bemused eyes. Congrats , my dear friend and poet. 💖

      1. My pleasure, Balroop! Savoring each poem nay each word will take an immeasurable number of days. In the meantime I have read a few reviews of your book and I have clicked on like. I am far from being a book reviewer yet it will give me great pleasure to jot down a few words of loving appreciation. Wanting and waiting for me. 😘

      2. Thank you Balroop. I am also following on #Amazon.com. May be you may follow back as a starter.
        Of course, I hold on to this treasure. 🤗

  2. So nice Balroop!
    I love autumn for lights and colors and your poem expressed my feelings so well.
    Have a nice day!

  3. How lovely, Balroop. “mother nature’s lantern adds / a charm to its leaves”
    What a beautiful line. I don’t mind the evergreens, but they certainly aren’t the stars of the season. 🙂

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