This week’s Poetry Challenge at Colleen Chesebro’s Word Craft Challenge is a #Photoprompt. I’ve written a double Tanka written in syllabic form of 5, 7, 5, 7, 7 for my interpretation of this image. I found my interpretation very different than what others saw. Do you see it?
Image Credit: Balaji Malliswamy
Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 178 #PhotoPrompt
It’s the third week of the month! Time for a #PhotoPrompt
Vashti Q. Vega, from last month’s challenge, has provided the photo for this month’s challenge:
Remember, a photo can be a metaphor for your poetry. Think about the mood, the theme, and the color. Think outside of the box. We know there’s a crocodile, but what else is going on here? What do you smell? What do you hear? There’s more here than meets your eye. Surprise me!
On the Monday before the next challenge, I will select a poem from this week’s challenge and share it on my blog. Whoever I pick will choose the photo for next month’s challenge! Email your selection to me at firstname.lastname@example.org a week before. Thank you!
For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in the forms defined on the Poetry Challenge Cheatsheet (click the link below):
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Source: Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 178 #PhotoPrompt – Word Craft ~ Prose and Poetry
Watching in silence
Beneath nature’s greenery,
The eye focused on humans
Suspended and awaiting.
Required to mend the world.
Last chance for healing.
Backwards – a dangerous path.
It’s our move – tread with caution.
17 thoughts on “Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge #PhotoPrompt – Word Craft ~ Prose and Poetry”
Fabulous, Debby – so much mastery, and a very firm much needed warning. Toni x
Thank you Toni xx
Wow Debby… definitely a powerful message.. a prehistoric creature who will probably outlive us all.. I am sure watching and waiting and shaking that massive head… ♥
Thanks Sal. I know quite a few saw a crocodile with this one, but I couldn’t help but be taken by that eye. ❤ xx
A great take on this photograph, Debby.
Thanks so much Robbie. I went with my first impression. 🙂 x
What an excellent message you received from that crocodile, Sis. It’s almost like nature is waiting for us to make the next move… ❤
That’s what struck me first. And the eye was what stuck out. ❤
Creepy and hopeful. I like to, Deb.
Thanks Jacqui 🙂
Very clever, Debby. We do need to take action and, at the same time, be careful of not making the wrong move. Nature is watching us, need us.
Thank you Norah ❤
Too early in the day, before breakfast. Perhaps more appreciation that can be sensibly expressed will come later. LOL
Nice one, Debby! That photo looks familiar, after our visit to Florida and taking some looming gator shots as well. 🙂
Lol, I hear you Liesbet. We had a swamp river beside the condo we rent in Mexico. I could often see some reptilian movement going on under the sludge from my balcony. 🙂
Debby, what a fabulous poem! I love your interpretation of the prompt. Hugs!
Hi Michelle. Thank you my friend. ❤