Butterflies Bloom: #TankaTuesday

This week’s #TankaTuesday prompt from WordCraft Poetry is to write an ekphrastic poem, a poem inspired by visual art. Reena provided a piece of her artwork for the challenge. My response is a tanka with a syllable count of 5/7/5/7/7.

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Butterflies Bloom

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riot of color

wild whimsy overlapping

patterned with daydreams

a mosaic of summer

where neon butterflies bloom

105 thoughts on “Butterflies Bloom: #TankaTuesday

  1. Great Tanka….great imagery!! Great post Diana!! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. markbierman says:

    Beautiful imagery . . . you took me there.

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  3. Diana, somehow your word choices fit perfectly in this tanka – I especially love your use of “riot” and “mosaic” – they play off of one another in my mind!

    ❀
    David

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  4. Teri Polen says:

    Beautiful, Diana! Coincidentally, I made a note to myself on my calendar to plant flowers that attract butterflies next summer. I’ll just have to make sure my cat can’t read them, lol.

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  5. Jan Sikes says:

    Beautiful, Diana! So descriptive!

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    • Thanks, Jan. I enjoy sharing something short and sweet every now and then. I’m glad you liked it. Have a wonderful day, and I hope the weather is finally cooling down so you can enjoy a bit of summer!

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  6. What a wonderful poem Diana. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  7. Smitha V says:

    This is beautiful, Diana and it goes so perfectly with the picture- I loved it.

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  8. Linda Raha says:

    Lovely poem! πŸ™‚

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  9. Jina Bazzar says:

    Hopeful and peaceful piece, Diana.

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  10. Lovely poem to accompany the piece of art

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  11. Reena Saxena says:

    Neon is exaggeration, neon is reflection … hence makes an intense statement.

    Excellent take, D.Wallace Peach!

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  12. dgkaye says:

    Perfect poetry for this bright and hopeful image Diana ❀

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  13. Resa says:

    The art and the poem are luscious! Thank you… love this!

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  14. Beautiful, Diana! Your lovely poem describes the image perfectly…”wild whimsey” and “neon butterflies,” love these!

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  15. Beautiful neon butterflies, and a lovely response to the prompt.

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  16. Beautiful words to compliment a lovely image, Diana. ❀️

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  17. mydangblog says:

    Oh that was lovely and fit the image perfectly!

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  18. Toni Pike says:

    A fabulous poem, Diana – so suited to the theme and the image. Toni x

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  19. Great poem, Diana! I love your take on the picture. πŸ™‚

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  20. Diana, your words created a breath of summer. Well done. Hugs.

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  21. Diana, your word choice is exquisite! I think Reena will thrilled. “Neon Butterflies” could be a 70’s band! I love it. LOL! πŸ’œ

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  22. You matched your words perfectly to Reena’s lovely art. Now I might go lie in the grass and read your poem again.

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  24. Mike U. says:

    I really like this. It’s a kaleidoscopic romp through summertime, and sparks memories of childhood days in the backyard chasing after butterflies. Wonderfully fun tanka, Diana! πŸ™‚

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  25. Val Boyko says:

    Lovely response πŸ’–

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  26. Lady Tessa says:

    Well captured in words! Perfect as always ❀️

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  27. Jaya Avendel says:

    Oo, what a lovely, vibrant poem! 😍

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  28. memadtwo says:

    Wild whimsy is the perfect description. (K)

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  29. Erik says:

    The picture prompted your poem, and your poem prompts pictures all its own. Every line is evocative for me, both linguistically and imaginatively. As I always say about your stories, your poetry is never derivative; it always feels fresh and uniquely you.

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  30. Gwen M. Plano says:

    The imagery is extraordinary, Diana. I love your Tanka. ❀️

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  31. Vashti Q says:

    Gorgeous imagery, Diana! Love your tanka.πŸ¦‹

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  32. Your poem made me smile. It’s a nice companion to Reena’s art!

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  33. Excellent response and such a wonderful post, Diana 😊😊😊

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  34. Beautiful, this made me smile

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  35. balroop2013 says:

    Lovely tanka Diana, I like the suggestion of “bloom.” This artwork speaks volumes… it compresses an ocean, a forest and blooming life. Whenever I dwell on it, I get some new ideas.

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  36. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    Love this and the idea of a moasic of summer!

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  37. Nice! I especially like “wild whimsy overlapping.”

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  38. Fun image and wonderfully matched and emotive verse. Kudos Diana!

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  39. We need to spread the word about the beauty and importance of butterflies. Such a lovely poem, Diana!

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  40. β€˜A mosaic of summer’ … love that line! Beautiful poem, Diana πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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  41. Poetry can be a lot of fun. Well done!

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  42. Well done, Diana.

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  43. The perfect poetic response to Reena’s artwork! It’s been great fun to read so many butterfly-focused poems lately.

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