Frostbitten – Tanka

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Sharp icicle teeth

Bite and tear at fragile blooms,

Death stalks the garden.

Plants succumb to icy barbs

As frozen petals harden.

 

Glist’ning ‘neath the frost,

Dressed in glittered finery,

Flowers splendid still;

For all the death Winter brings,

Beauty reigns despite the chill.

 

Emma H, age 26, 14/11/2017

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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!