Chapel and Autumn #Tanka

Browsing my blog feed I found a few tanka this week that were beautifully written for the prompt words autumn and chapel. Though I haven’t participated in this new-to-me challenge, the words inspired me to give it a go.


autumn colors peak
horizon’s vivid splendor
behind the chapel
old oak tree reaches upward
touching Heaven so slightly

Winter Approaches #Tanka #OctPoWriMo

Today is the first day we have had that really feels fall-like in my neck of the woods; it’s cool, grey, and rainy. Soon the leaves will all be gone, bursts of color replaced by empty, dormant branches. 

Fall color displayed

Trees painted mountains ablaze

Winter rain moves through 

Winds cut foliage away

Grey landscape – winter draws near

Inspired by the weather and linked to the OctPoWriMo daily prompt

Tanka 2 for Today

Earlier I mentioned my enjoyment of writing tanka and the process of learning about the poetic form. As you probably know, I also enjoy participating in different challenges and prompts when I have the time and feel up to it, which I also have some troubles with from time to time! I mention this because the tanka I am about to share I wrote for the magic and glitter challenge I linked to earlier – but it has no reference to those prompts! How I managed that I have no idea: I’ll blame it on my spinal stenosis flare up 🙂

I like the tanka I wrongly-wrote so I’ll share it now; maybe it was supposed to be for a different challenge or maybe it just belongs to itself.

life’s work body of

accomplishments – sum total

adding to net worth

may not equal our target

possibly could exceed it