Hello, beautiful readers! This week, Colleen Chesebro is challenging us to write an Ekphrastic poem for the #TankaTuesday Poetry Challenge. Here is the painting she provided.
Now, the poets in this challenge have come up with phenomenal poems that you can read here. Yet, for me, when I saw this painting, there was only one thing I could think of. Try as I might, my head wouldn't let go of it, so I gave in and had some fun.
I decided to use a new form created by Jules called the Inchworm. Colleen included it in her list of new poetry forms created by fellow poets here. It contains four lines with a 2-4-6-8 syllabic pattern. So, here is my poem:
she can venture outside
days like these let her hide her hook
That's all I've got for you today. But seriously, look at the size of that muff! Tell me that you aren't wondering now what she's hiding in there! 😂