Hello, beautiful people! I'm back to writing poetry, and it feels so good! For this week's Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, Colleen Chesebro encouraged us to write a poem not only about a color but also the weather. Since I've been away for a few weeks, I decided to write two poems based on pictures I took during my vacation. I hope you like them.
(photo from the airplane's window)
from beneath the clouds
the world appears dull and gray
but above the clouds
the sun shines brightly on us
see past facades; embrace light
bakes the earth with his summer heat
suck it up, buttercup
The first poem is a Tanka. It was taken on our flight to Arizona. I thought about how beautiful the view was above the clouds and how those on the ground were probably looking up and wishing the clouds would just move away. Perspective is everything, isn't it?
The second picture is a Reverse Cinquain. This photo was taken was taken right before my son and I rode a semi-electric four-wheeled bike that had been fitted to the railway. Even though it was early in the morning, the temperature was already in the 90s. Luckily, once we started pedaling, the wind cooled us off. It was another moment where we just embraced life at its fullest and enjoyed the adventure.
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Loved you bringing part of your vaction to us, Yvette :) You captured the beauty of being wbove the clouds in your photo and words. Fun poem and picture of your journey that sounds like the breeze was welcomed.ReplyDelete
The breeze was very welcomed. Thanks for sharing your reactions to my poems with me, Denise! :-)Delete
Both beautiful poems. So pleased you had a lovely time. Hugs, Harmony 💕🙂ReplyDelete
Thanks, Harmony! It was a wonderful trip. :-)Delete
I love both, but especially that reverse cinquain :)ReplyDelete
Beautifully written, Yvette!
David [ben Alexander]
Thanks, David! I'm happy you liked them. :-)Delete
Thank you, Colleen! The trip was incredible. My son and I made incredible memories together. :-)ReplyDelete
The sun is always there, even if we can't se it. Good to be reminded! (K)ReplyDelete
I'm happy you stopped by, Kerfe! :-)Delete
Excellent poetry, both of them.🤍ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jude! :-)Delete
Two wonderful poems. I love "journeys await," which they do and hopefully we act upon them.ReplyDelete
So nice of you to visit, Karen! I love taking those journeys and hope to continue taking them for many years to come. :-)Delete
Lovely Yvette. and funnily enough when I moan about the rain my husband reminds me that the sun is always shining at 30,000 feet lol.. ♥ReplyDelete
Lol! I love that! Thanks for sharing that with me. :-)Delete
Hi Yvette. You're busy this afternoon. Your poems are sweet and simple. Just the way I like them. Hope the rest of your day is just as sweet.ReplyDelete
Aw, thank you! :-)Delete
From Jules: Adventure awaits! Glad you are enjoying your trip!!ReplyDelete
Once I actually saw a rainbow from the plane window - I was able to take a photo... it seemed so small compared to what we see on the ground.
I've been in AZ when I had family there... have you seen any 'dust devils' or Road Runners? Too hot in the middle of the day to be out, especially in summer! Stay cool. :)
We saw little "tornados" of dust but no road runners. It was hot, but it didn't seem to bother me as much. Maybe it's because I'm used to hot weather since I live in South Florida. Our heat is filled with humidity, which is different, but I'm so used to drinking water all day long that I stayed hydrated and felt fine. Thanks for stopping by, Jules! :-)Delete
Welcome back from your vacation, Yvette! Your Tanka blew my mind, it's all about your approach to things. Great picture and poem. Your reverse Cinquain was beautiful too. Riding that four-wheeled bike with your son must have been quite an adventure. Loved your post! <3ReplyDelete
That's my comment above! I'm sorry about the 'Anonymous.' I didn't know I had to enter my name. Oops.Delete
No worries, Vashti! I haven't been able to figure out how to make it easier for guest to comment. I'm just appreciative that you stop by. XO :-)Delete
These are great, Yvette. I love poems like the first one that take into account our perspectives. So much wisdom there. And the second made me laugh... "suck it up, buttercup." What a great line! Ha ha. Fabulous!ReplyDelete
I'm so happy you enjoyed them, Diana! Thanks for sharing that with me. :-)Delete