Mati Hari – A Tanka
The prompt words for this week’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge are “enchant and shape,” from which to find your synonyms. For enchant, I used “bewitched,” and for “shape,” I used “symmetry.”
The words came to me in a flash and I knew I was to write about the most notorious female spy of World War I… when inspiration strikes I don’t question the muse. 😀
Image Credit: Mati Hari on Wikipedia
Unconfined allure –
possession of souls her vice,
corruption her game.
With bewitching symmetry
her promises she couldn’t keep.
© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro
Mati Hari in 1906, wearing only a bra and jewelry; Image Credit – Wikipedia and quote below:
“Margaretha Geertruida “Margreet” MacLeod (née Zelle; 7 August 1876 – 15 October 1917), better known by the stage name Mata Hari, was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy for Germany during World War I and executed by firing squad in France.“
Poetry! Get busy and write some of your own! ❤