Back to the Source – #tanka #haibun

I sit, pen in hand, and stare into the distance. The spring has gone dry and the words have failed to flow. But then an image comes to me. Your image.  There was a time when poems sprang to the page motivated by your eyes and your smile. Can I once more dip in that well, go back to the root and create something new? I lift my pen to the paper and note down a few dragging words.

I pen you a verse
Like one at the beginning
When it was still fresh
Inspired by a thought of you
Source of many silly scrawls


Written for Colleen’s Poetry challenge.  Each week she gives us two keywords, only we must use synonyms only, not the words themselves.  This week  the key words were “Origin” and “Write” This week I decided to do a  haibun using a tanka as the poem part.

I have missed the last two challenges.  For some reason I just wasn’t inspired and nothing came to mind.

23 thoughts on “Back to the Source – #tanka #haibun

  1. Pingback: Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 125, #SynonymsOnly – The Faery Whisperer

  2. pranitapatra

    Hey Trent! I read this yesterday and first word that came to my mind was honest! I can very much relate to it, because there are so many times I want to say something but I just cant reach the right words and thoughts in my head! Enjoyed reading this and your other posts too! And, thank you for dropping by my blog:)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Pranita. Sometimes the words just flow, and then there are other times… When I see a new post by you I have to jump over and read – I hope you are going to continue to post – I always enjoy your words! :)

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