Angel Frost – A #Tanka

Welcome to my contribution to my weekly #Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge. This week, I kept the prompt word “Angel” and changed “devil” to “Lucifer.”

Both words have many connotations. Depending on how you use your synonyms you can modify the meaning of your Tanka poetry in many ways. Don’t be afraid to experiment with synonyms. Sometimes subtle meanings pack the most punch in your poetry. Play with the words for different reactions.

REMEMBER: The best poetry has layers of meaning.

“A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.”

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Please link your #Tanka Poem contribution to my post found here.

Angel Frost

Lucifer’s artwork –
lacy fingered angel frost,
sketched by stinging winds.
Winter’s artistic palate
hiding spring beneath the snow.

©2017 Colleen M. Chesebro

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Don’t forget to join in and share your #Tanka #Poem using the words: ANGEL & DEVIL, or if you need some visual inspiration write your Tanka poem and tell us of the feelings and descriptions from the photo above.


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36 thoughts on “Angel Frost – A #Tanka”

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  4. I just took a photo in my backyard with the snow falling. Your tanka describes perfectly my thoughts today. Aw! Awaiting to see the canvas beneath the snow!

      1. I do too as I hear the humming of snow ploughs. February is the toughest month, I think…thank goodness I have a few winter coats so I can break the monotony 😉

        1. I’ll say. We have had a dry winter here in Colorado Springs. Not bad for 6000+ Ft. in elevation. The other day it was in the 70’s! I can’t complain. Stay warm and have sweet dreams of spring. <3

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