For Ronovan Writes’s challenge to write a haiku using the words Choice and Faith or their synonyms, here. I wrote a tanka.
Faith in the unknown,
Based on what’s already known:
Choose to see the grace,
Grace has brought me safe thus far.
Travel bravely onward — home.
I met two prompts at once this time. First, it is for Ronovan Writes’s “shy and sweet”challenge (except I wrote a tanks instead of a haiku). Also, it is for a prompt on Real Toads about a poem by Maya Angelou which mentions long-ago rooms.
In long-ago rooms,
Porcelain dolls gaze out shyly,
And pink walls look sweet.
These were times of innocence,
Memories still dear to me.
This week’s Ronovan Writes challenge is to use the words “hope” and “magic” in a haikai poem. I have 2 to share.
Children believe in
Magic, and the word “hopeless”
Is not known to them —
Why do adults turn away
From wells of ageless wisdom?
Coming and going,
Hope is not a magic spell.
How I love her face,
How her presence saves from hell,
Nothing else can take her place.
For Ronovan Writes’s haiku challenge. The words are, as you may be able to guess, Strong and Heart.
Is in ev’ry heart, such strength,
Daily making noise.
Through the whole body
A network of veins reaches
From a strong center.
Written for this week’s Ronovan Writes haiku prompt, which includes the words smooth and hand.
Hand me smooth pebbles:
I’ll watch water’s ripples reach
From one summer’s day
I need to connect —
In the fall, trees without leaves
Teach me honesty.
This was written for Ronovan Writes’s haiku challenge number 170. I just discovered this site and am happy to have found it. This week, the words are heart and need, or a synonym of those words.