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MAGICAL HIDEAWAY; TRICK OF REFLECTION: #Tanka Tuesday #PoetryChallenge #310

For this week’s Tanka Tuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge, Colleen has invited us to to compose a poetic response to the picture below taken by Terri Webster Schrant over at for her weekly Sunday Stills Photo Challenge.


Water bubbles & froths
While steam rises
A strange concoction brewing underneath
Appearing to transform into a shade of green
A magical hideaway?!
Signs of new life emerging?!
Or just a trick of towering trees
Sloping down into the lake

Should you wish to participate in the prompt then you can access it through the following link below: πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡


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    1. Thanks very much Colleen, delighted you enjoyed it! πŸ™πŸ˜πŸ˜Š Yeh, sorry about that. Just realised after I posted it that I forgot to add a syllabic poem with it. Truth is I struggle with them.

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      1. I know, at first it seems foreign but once you start thinking in syllables it becomes easier. Try the American cinquain 2-4-6-8-2 syllable count. I’m always amazed what my brain conjures up from that form. Don’t be afraid to play. The Japanese forms have all the rules. You might like the Abhanga 6-6-6-4 syllables with end rhyme line 2 and line 3. πŸ’š

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    2. I suppose I should add that it isn’t always easy to add a 2nd poem to it due to time constraints and needy kids. But I will try to do so next time Colleen, thanks again! πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ˜Š

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  1. Oh my, Ken, you discovered and described the very essence of this seasonal waterfall with your poetry. Once it stops snowing here, they will start letting water out and it will fall as a chocolate brown river for a few days then it turns dark green.


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