Wednesday, January 12, 2022

#TANKATUESDAY #POETRYCHALLENGE #256 @ColleenChesebro #Haiku

Hi, beautiful readers! Colleen's TankaTuesday poetry challenge for this week is all about the haiku. Haikus are traditionally about nature, the seasons, or change. There are several syllabic patterns it can use, but I chose the traditional 5-7-5 pattern. So, here is my contribution:


wild, raging river
it tries to swallow me whole
my raft protects me


When I first read her choice for this week, I immediately thought about last summer's road trip and my river rafting experience with my son. We went to Pigeon Forge, TN. I had taken him a few years ago for his first river rafting adventure. We started with a level 1/2. When it ended, he immediately asked for a level 3/4, which he handled very well. So, this time around, we went straight to the raging river, and it did not disappoint! 

That's us in the front!

I hope you enjoyed my haiku. If you'd like to join me for these poetry challenges, you can follow them here.



25 comments:

  1. Love. Photo and words harmonizing. How very cool. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you, Selma! I appreciate you sharing your thoughts. :-)

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  2. What fun! I've only been river rafting once and loved it! Everything is happening so fast, there's no time for fear. I love your Haiku - perfect! 💗

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    1. Thank you, Gwen! I've been several times and have loved all of them. It's so exhilarating! :-)

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  3. Wow! What a grand adventure! Good job! <3

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  4. What an excellent response to the prompt, Yvette. And what a brave soul you are! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Jan! It looks scarier than it is. We were laughing and having a great time for the whole ride. :-)

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  5. Wonderful Haiku and photos that reminded me of my first and only time to do white water rafting. At first, I was quite frightened and then relaxed into the sport of it all.

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    1. It really is a wonderful experience. There are moments of pure excitements and then calm and relaxing reprieves. I can't wait to do it again. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts, Karen! :-)

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  6. Yikes! Stay on the right side of the raft!

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    1. Definitely! Falling into those waters would not have been enjoyable. Lol! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts today. :-)

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  7. Excellent tribute to a fun adventure with your son!

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  8. Rivers can be a delight if one likes water. I prefer creeks and oceans.
    I did get to kayak in the Caribbean early this year!

    (Cheer Jules from WP... PS your blogspot site comes up as not secure...)

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    1. Interesting, Jules. I'm not sure why. I love kayaking in the springs, rafting and tubing in rivers, and swimming in the ocean. If there's water, I want to be near it. :-)

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  9. I've been on river rafting a couple of times, but the rivers were tame. Your photos are amazing and you must have had an exciting ride. Your poem is excellent, Yvette!

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    1. Thank you, Miriam! If we had time for a second ride, we would have. It was so much fun. :-)

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  10. Wow! What an amazing adventure!
    And so beautifully expressed

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  11. Yes, great haiku! Rafting is indeed an adventure sport. I did it once many years ago and I loved it!

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  12. Such a beautiful haiku. And river rafting looks awesome.

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  13. Wonderful poem, Yvette. And what a fun trip that must have been. It does look Wild!

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