Misty forest stream

Soft gray scarf of dawn
Winds around misty mountains
Transient harmony
Soon to shatter discordant
By the demands of the day

©️2022 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

Tanka written for Wordcraft Poetry Tanka Tuesday (gray scarf) and Moonwashed Musings (transient).

39 responses to “Transient

  1. This is beautiful

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  2. Fantastic!! Amazing imagery. Nice play on words with the scarf, Paula. πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  3. I like this a lot. Opening one’s eyes to the gray scarf of dawn is so comforting but it’s all temporary until the anxieties wake up. Very beautiful and true.

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  4. I like the last two lines.

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  5. Very nice. I like the soft gray scarf of dawn, too. In this case, the picture as as prompt really does help, I imagine. The idea being, I guess, to jog the mind, at least a little, out of its usual linguistic ruts.

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  6. Lovely! And the artwork is perfect.

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  7. Wow! I love your interpretation.

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  8. pretty image and good use of gray scarf

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  9. Wow! Beautiful imagery and word play, Paula!

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  10. Gorgeous, Paula! ❀️

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  11. That first line is perfect… I love the description of a gray dawn. This is a fab tanka.

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  13. This wonderful and so evocative πŸ’œ

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  14. beautiful words and poem o the prompt Paula~! ❣️

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