Still and Moving Life #tanka

Precise lines define
A casual arrangement
All relaxed yet snug
Between exact and sloppy
Sketch my day in shades of life

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This was written for Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge. This week she gave us two words, Loose and Tight, and asked us to include synonyms of those words. I chose to write a tanka today.

A little over a week ago I went through some sketch pads and found a few old drawings. If you remember, I used a pastel of Notre Dame for my poem last week. This drawing is from a class I took many years ago. I’ve been trying to find an excuse to use it, and now I have one :)

35 thoughts on “Still and Moving Life #tanka

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks! That is one of my problems – through my life I have loved so many of the arts that I have had a hard time sticking with one long enough to get to that “professional” level.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Diana. Finding all of these drawings is also inspiring me to draw more, which is another benefit. If the muses are absent, a good picture is the perfect way to get that inspiration.

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