Hello, beautiful readers! Colleen Chesebro issued the first Tanka Tuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge of the year, and I'm trying to get back into writing poetry, so I couldn't pass this up. I've always enjoyed her challenges, but the past few months have been so busy that I haven't had time to participate. Fingers crossed I can participate more often this year.
Today's challenge requires us to use synonyms for the words new and experienced. So, this is what I came up with:
it has been a while
I become reacquainted
my muse awakens
and each time pen meets paper
my soul rejoices anew
I used reacquainted and anew as my synonyms. The form I used is a tanka, which is 5 lines with a 5-7-5-7-7 syllabic pattern. I have missed writing. I've been on vacation for the past two weeks and have started blogging more. I'm hoping to find time to write on a consistent basis at lease three times a week. Hopefully, I can keep this up once I'm working again.
Would you like to read more poems from this challenge (and maybe even participate)? Click here.