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


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.


    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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