Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the poetry of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines.
Each week, I like to highlight a poet, called the Poet of the Week, that I feel has shared an exceptional message, or shown an impassioned creativity through words or form. Poetry is all about perception, so don’t be shocked if you don’t feel the same way about a poem that I do.
I like to think that poetry is all about expressing our feelings and moods. That’s one reason why we write poetry, right? We want to unburden our souls.
The choice of words we use should reflect our thoughts, especially in a Tanka, which is written from the perspective of the poet, usually in the first person. In this poem, I feel Flint is giving us a glimpse into his thinking as he shares his thoughts about writing and bearing his soul.
There’s a nice rhythm to the words. When you reach the end you get that “aha” moment of clarity and understand why Flint likes writing poetry. <3
crafting our lyrics
your pain expressed in octaves
beats following hearts
uniting common discourse
there’s magic in empathy
© 2018 Flint Saunders, The Kettle Clicks Blog
HERE’S WHO JOINED US LAST WEEK FOR OUR 81st POETRY CHALLENGE USING SYNONYMS FOR THE WORDS: “ENCHANT & SHAPE”
Colleen’s Tanka Challenge: ENCHANT & SHAPE – The Militant Negro™ (A special thank you for all the reblogs <3)
Henrietta Watson – All About Blogging and More (A special thank you for all the reblogs <3)
Read some poetry to make your Monday the best day ever! <3