Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 171, #SpecificForm #Micropoetry #CinquainPoetry “It’s Only Turning” by David Ellis – A Found Triple #Tetractys Poem

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 Triple Tetractys poem, which is a variation on the Cinquain poetry style.

I’m also making this a found poem as well, since I adore writing them. I ended up using a prose poem written by Frank O’Hara called “Meditations in an Emergency” as my inspiration.

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

Read “Meditations in an Emergency” by Frank O’Hara over at Poetry Foundation

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


Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

“It’s Only Turning” by David Ellis

Feel more
Be someone
Change, with praises
Leave wishes, unless totally sincere
All time indiscriminate but fleeting
Keep curious
Admire love, hope
Go where you want to, it’s only turning


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. 171, #SpecificForm

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



If you write any inspirational poetry then you should check out Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal. They are working on a special anthology issue focusing on inspirational poetry written during the period of NaPoWriMo this year! For more information, check out their submission guidelines here.

Auroras & Blossoms also accepts submissions of inspirational poetry all year round from adults and children aged 13-16 for their regular quarterly issues. Issue 3 is out now, so make sure to get yourself a copy soon!



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