Dragon

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Hulking black beast

Dominates vulnerable skies

Underbelly aflame

With streaks of hellfire

Crimson to coral

Orange to molten gold

Draconic shapeshifter

Vast and powerful

Stalking the morning horizon

With mythical grandiosity

Bewildering sleepy eyes

On the earth below.

 

Emma H, age 27, 04/01/2018

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January Sunset

The soft sunset sky

Boasts a spectacular spectrum,

Flushed with toasty shades of burnt orange

And juicy mandarin,

To the delicate tastes of lemon and lime,

Blending into feathery lavender

And multi-hued azure,

Spreading to star-speckled sapphire

And deepest velvety indigo,

All flecked with the blazing coral

Of airplanes and their trails;

Beneath it all,

A disc of burnished gold

Hovers on the horizon,

Before succumbing to slumber.

 

Emma H, age 26, 31/01/2017

Love Bite – A Tanka – #writephoto

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Crescent moon love bite

Scars the night’s indigo skin,

Dominating view.

Framed by leafy silhouettes,

A vision in black and blue.

 

Emma H, age 26, 14/11/2017

 


Written for Sue Vincent’s #writephoto – “Luna” photo prompt. To take part or read other entries, you can follow the link here:

Thursday photo prompt – Luna – #writephoto

Sue has posted some beautiful pictures recently for #writephoto but I’ve been too low on time and motivation to get round to writing the stories I have in mind! Therefore, this week, I thought it best to stick to a short and simple tanka. Thanks Sue for the lovely lunar image.

Sahara Sky – A Tanka

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Tinged terracotta

Otherworldly sand-swept skies

Tint the sun burnt red;

The real world sepia-stained

Like an aged photograph.

Emma H, age 26, 16/10/2017

 


Another tanka about the meteorological phenomenon of Storm Ophelia back in October. Unfortunately the photo from my phone does not truly portray the eerie yellow-brown darkness of the sky that day, nor the unusual redness of the sun!

 

Ophelia – A Tanka

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Rich shades of autumn,

Copper-coloured foliage,

Orange and deep gold,

Reflected in storm-swirled skies;

Nature’s wonders never cease.

 

Emma H, age 26, 16/10/2017

 


My photo does not do justice to yesterday’s eerie, apocalyptic weather – it was reminiscent of scenes from Mad Max or Star Wars. An eye-catching celestial phenomenon was created as ex-hurricane Ophelia’s winds dragged desert sands and forest fire particles up into the atmosphere over Britain. Nature never ceases to amaze me.