Tradition #TankaTuesday

Still, still
Sweet, silent night
Whispered stable story
Glad tidings sung of hist’ry writ

Night of silence
Stable story whispered
Written hist’ry sung, shared gladly
Still, still

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©2020 Chelsea Owens

Colleen and Ruth challenged me and I’m very glad they did. You can join in, too, for Tanka Tuesday. This week, we are encouraged to write a cinquain; this is a reflecting mirror version.

28 thoughts on “Tradition #TankaTuesday

  1. Hobbo December 23, 2020 / 9:23 am

    Lovely Tanka. Thanks.This is another form of poetry I maybe need to have a look at.

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    • Chel Owens December 23, 2020 / 9:33 am

      Thanks, Hobbo! Check out Colleen’s site! She explains a lot of these forms -like that this is actually a Cinquain and I forgot to mention that… 😞

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  2. obbverse December 23, 2020 / 11:14 am

    Start and end, ‘Still still’ – wordplayed Chel!


      • obbverse December 23, 2020 / 9:57 pm

        Did not know, I just liked it. Two different meanings of still…


        • Chel Owens December 23, 2020 / 9:58 pm

          I do appreciate that. I was aiming for so many things with this new form.

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  3. Colleen M. Chesebro December 23, 2020 / 12:52 pm

    Chelsea, I’m so glad you joined in! This is so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your Christmas love. ❤

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  4. RuthScribbles December 23, 2020 / 1:57 pm

    So glad you joined. I haven’t written mine yet. Your poem brought a peaceful feeling.

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  5. Jon December 23, 2020 / 7:38 pm

    I marvel.


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