#Tanka Tuesday “Song Lines”

Song Lines

Birds cast song lines towards eastern hills

exalt among effulgent leaves

celebrating golden dawn

Exhorting me to rise

emerge from sleep’s shade

step forth, wings stretched

Cast my voice






This is my nonet in response to Colleen’s weekly syllabic poetry challenge, a challenge I rise to but rarely. This week the prompt words are light & dark, but one must use synonyms only.   


16 thoughts on “#Tanka Tuesday “Song Lines”

  1. Pingback: Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention(s), No. 140, “Light & Dark,” #SynonymsOnly – Colleen M. Chesebro

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