Waiting for Spring – A #Tanka

Welcome to my contribution to my weekly #Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge. This week, I tweaked the prompt word of “clouds” to “shroud,” and I left the word “spring.”

Both words have many connotations. Depending on how you use your synonyms you can alter 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.

The best poetry has layers of meaning.

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Waiting for Spring

Winter winds beckon –
as gray mists shroud the mountain,
nature springs anew.
Just when I think it’s over
Mother Nature throws a blow.

©2017 Colleen M. Chesebro

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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29 Comments

  1. Pingback: Clouds & Spring | thoughts and entanglements

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  4. Haha! Colleen your fab tanka is so appropriate to the weather we’ve been experiencing here. Spring one day, winter returns the next. I am so ready for spring.

  5. Excellent, Colleen. Really tight lines and a compact whole. You have a fine gift for Tanka. Composing Tanka is not coming easily to me. It takes an effort for me to think a poem into being. Haiku, at least the way I write, is a response to an experience and the fun of finding words to express thoughts and feelings. This is my natural mode.

  6. Well done, Colleen. Mother Nature seems a bit confused. 🙂

  7. I think we are all having similar thoughts about Mother Nature these days…(K)

  8. Like this, Colleen! Mother nature sure threw a punch this week!

  9. Love it Colleen. Am I late for this week are is it you posting on Friday instead of Tuesday….I have not been writing for a few weeks and completely out of the loop. I will see what I come up with. Your tanka is just lovely, love it so.

  10. Oh, well, here too! We had the most beautiful spring week but the weekend is going to be wet and cold again!

  11. Oh that wily Mother Nature.. what a gal, eh?

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