Double #Etheree #ThemePrompt

The Gray Scarf

gray scarf
breathes yearning,
holds warmth of love.
Purchased ages ago,
you promised it’s fragrance 
would never fade from our lives.
Then how did winter winds creep in
to divest us of our solemn vows?
Yet it sings familiar strains of summer,
shimmering with renewed rhythm of hope
that just lies at the bottom of sea
never reaching your empty heart.
Memories of gray scarf crawl,
weary shadows follow
on this Thanksgiving
till paths of love
converge in 
the next
© Balroop Singh

Thanks to Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge for the inspiration to create syllabic poetry. Eugi selected this month’s theme: The Gray Scarf.

 I chose Etheree, which consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Thank you.

For more poetry: click here to hear Magical Whispers

Here is my latest release  Hues Of Hope 


39 thoughts on “Double #Etheree #ThemePrompt

  1. A vivid, descriptive poem, Balroop. I think this is one many of us can relate with, having had a scarf or a peace of clothing or accessory purchased a long time ago yet evokes something within us til this day. I like how in your poem you referred to the scarf as something that goes along with different seasons throughout the year and season throughout life – or at least sees through different moments in life. Wonderful writing as usual. Hope you are well, Balroop. Wishing you a wonderful season and end of the year 😊

    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts Mabel, I am delighted to hear that you could relate to the emotions embedded in this poem. My best wishes for you as well. Have a wonderful holiday season.

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