Just before dawn, by Britta Benson

This shardoma is my response to Tanka Tuesday’s Specific Form challenge. https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/09/13/tankatuesday-poetry-challenge-no-289-9-13-22-specificform-shadorma/ Just a wee impression from my morning walk. Just before dawn Sea rumbles in the early breeze. Breath of tide. Last night’s dream idles on crests towards land. There is no one here.

Friendly advice from nature, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge over at http://www.wordcraftpoetry.com (https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/08/23/tankatuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-286-8-23-22-themepromp/). This week, the theme is ‘Lessons from nature‘. I chose to write an etheree. The poem seemed to naturally flow that way. Friendly advice from nature Be tidal, seasonal, let come go, grow, change and develop. Respect rest, hibernate. Accept darkness, allow light,Continue reading “Friendly advice from nature, by Britta Benson”

Lake, by Britta Benson

I’ve never written a lanturne. This is a first. I came across a challenge on Word Craft Poetry and couldn’t resist. Here’s the link to the full blog post: https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/07/12/tankatuesday-poetry-challenge-no-280-specificform-lanturne-or-lanterne/ Initially, I struggled with a theme. Then, I thought, hey, I’m swimming in a lake every day, so why not use that? So without anyContinue reading “Lake, by Britta Benson”

How to measure space-time on summer holidays, by Britta Benson

This tanka is my response to the tanka Tuesday poetry challenge on Wordcraft Poetry. Here’s the full link: https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/07/05/tankatuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-279-tastetherainbow-color-weather-poetry/ How to measure space-time on summer holidays We drive 500 miles to get from the heart of Scotland to Dover. We take a ferry and then, we drive another 500 miles. Our journey starts in robustContinue reading “How to measure space-time on summer holidays, by Britta Benson”

Fire, by Britta Benson

Tanka Tuesday is all about colour this week. Here’s the link for the full prompt: https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/06/07/tankatuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-277-tastetherainbow-color-poetry/ The colour I want to write about is orange. Such a wide spectrum. From carrot to tiger, from clay to honey, from marmalade to cider… Over the past couple of weeks, the Devil’s Paintbrush flowers have reappeared, such aContinue reading “Fire, by Britta Benson”

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