Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 170, #ThemePrompt #Micropoetry #Prose #TankaProse “Fire Still Flutters There” – A Found Tanka Prose Poem by David Ellis

Hello there everyone.

I’ve been writing poetry again and had a go at joining in the fun over at Colleen Chesebro’s website for her “Colleen’s 2020 Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge”.

Tonight, I have written a Tanka Prose poem. This is a poem that combines prose and includes a Tanka poem at the end.

I’m also making this a “Found Tanka Prose poem” as well. Since the prompt for this week was to use the words “The Night Sky”, I ended up using the poem “Frost at Midnight: A Poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge” as my inspiration for my own found poem, since its theme is based around night-time and the role nature can play within our lives.

If you want to read the magnificent poem that inspired my own poem then check it out at the link below:-

‘Frost at Midnight’: A Poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge at Interesting Literature

Finally, here is my poem, thank you for reading and hope you enjoy it!

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Image by Larisa Koshkina from Pixabay

“Fire Still Flutters There” by David Ellis – A Found Tanka Prose Poem

Its secret left me so calm, with its strange goings-on. Fire still flutters there. Motion in nature gives me its moods. Seeking a mind to watch, with a wild pleasure. Sounds of soothing things, swimming. Beloved, when by my side.

Gentle thought, thrills heart
Tender sky and stars, ancient
Image shapes language
Spirit sweet, the bare night heard
Secret of the quiet moon

 

If you too want to participate in the challenge yourself then you can find the link to the current one here:-

Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 170, #ThemePrompt

Look forward to reading your own poetry, if you choose to submit to the challenge! 🙂

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