Present Darkness

Tears and rain fall down.
Hearts break, thunder crashes, and
The lightning brightens
Darkness, momentarily.
Missing the times of laughter.

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– Written for Silver’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #8. Word prompts were “time” & “laughter” or synonyms of those. Photo from Pixabay

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Test of Faith

Wind and rain raged on –
Storm tested the bows and faith
Parted clouds by morn
Made way for the sun to shine –
Still puddles reflect day’s grace

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– Written for Silver’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #6. Word prompts were “wind” & “grace” or synonyms of those. Photo from Wikimedia

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To Withstand the Storm

Sunshine after rain –
Cloud shapes traverse blank canvas
Of fall sky and hearts,
Endless possibility
Grows to renew the storm-worn

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– Written for Silver’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #5. Word prompts were “shapes” & “heart” or synonyms of those. Photo from Pixabay

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Hope

The seed deep below,
Waits while winter holds hostage,
Reaches to the sky
When bitterness passes
Hope renewed soars on sunbeams

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– Written for Silver’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #3. Word prompts were “wait” & “hope” or synonyms of those. Photo from Pixabay

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Sunrise

Reflections on waves,
Glitter sprinkled ‘cross the sea –
Sunrise, like magic,
Gifts a new day of hope and
Untold possibilities

– Written for Silver’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #2. Word prompts were “magic” & “glitter” or synonyms of those. Photo by Armando Maynez

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Harvest

The harvest moon shines –
Golden spotlight revealing
Fall’s color palette
And spectrum of emotion
At once illuminated

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The Harvest Moon by George Hemming Mason

– My first attempt at a Tanka. Written for Silver’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #1. Word prompts were “harvest” & “moon” or synonyms of those. Painting by George Hemming Mason

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