Hello, beautiful readers! For this week's #TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge, Colleen Chesebro has given us a painting to inspire us. It is the Portrait of Lady Agnew of Lochnaw by John Singer Sargent.
Her eyes drew me in first. She appears to be looking right into your soul. But it was the tilt in her lips, and perhaps a look from her left eye, that inspired my poem.
I chose to write a freestyle poem and added a Shadorma at the end. A Shadorma has six lines with a 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllabic pattern with no set rhyme scheme. It also has a title.