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.
You had an incredibly busy autumn, Yvette, and I've missed your poetry. This one is a beautiful statement of renewal and I hope it opens the door to a year of creativity and more writing. Wishing you a wonderful 2023.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Diana! I, too, am hoping I find more time to write. I also hope for more time to read. I'm reading The Necromancer's Daughter right now (and have been for quite some time), but I can never get enough time to read. I had hoped to do so this winter break, but it never happened. Hopefully, I will get to it soon because it is SO good! :-)Delete
Beautiful, Yvi. Happy New Year, Harmony 💕🙂💕ReplyDelete
Thank you, Harmony! I appreciate you stopping by. :-)Delete
I need to write more too.ReplyDelete
I'm finding this blogging challenge is forcing me to make time. It isn't easy, but it feels great to be writing again, even if it's about my day. :-)Delete
Nicely written. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you! I'm happy you liked it. :-)Delete
This is really cute, Yvette - I totally felt it.ReplyDelete
Also, when you're unable to participate in Colleen's prompt, it's our loss too!
Aw, thank you, David! I've missed you all, too! :-)Delete
What would writers do without their adventures with the Muse?ReplyDelete
Write horrible stories, I guess. ;-) I truly appreciate you stopping by today. :-)Delete
Thank you, Colleen! I hope to participate more often this year. :-)ReplyDelete
I love this, Yvette! It's so refreshing to get reacquainted with our muse. For some reason, WordPress stopped showing me your blogs and I've missed a lot. I'll make sure that is remedied.ReplyDelete
It's nice to see you again, Jan! Thanks for stopping by. I've been a little MIA in commenting, but I've made sure to retweet your posts when I can. I'm trying to get back into commenting. It's all about how many minutes are in a day. ;-)Delete
You, beautiful soul, were missed. But I'm glad you come back renewed. Blessings. and I wish you miracles in 2023. xoxoReplyDelete
Thank you, Selma! I've missed you all as well. I am going to try to be more active this year. Fingers crossed! :-)Delete
(from Jules) Lovely... I need to remember to always have a pen and paper handy... (I don't always). The muse can strike anytime and it would be good to be prepared.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!! Hope you had a wonderful and wonder filled holiday!!
I love this, Yvi. It's always a joy to read your poems. ❤️ReplyDelete