Unexpected #tankatuesday

The Expected One
painting by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (Museum: Bavarian State Painting Collections) wikidata.org


the bookworm’s romance

fancies of her secret heart

inked in poetry

rise from the path of pages

with roses unexpected

After all the bookish posts, I thought I’d go with something short and sweet. I love these visual prompts. And I always learn something new about the featured artwork. Colleen thought the young woman might be holding a cell phone. Lol. I went with a book of poetry.

This is an example of ekphrastic poetry, a poem written in response to a piece of art. I wrote a tanka with a syllable count of 5/7/5/7/7.

To read more responses to the challenge, learn about syllabic poetry, or submit your own poem, stop by Colleen’s blog: Wordcraft Poetry.

Colleen is also sharing an announcement about the “Around the Campfire Literary Journal” which is accepting submissions through the month of May. I hope you feel inspired.

139 thoughts on “Unexpected #tankatuesday

  1. Resa says:

    Book of poetry..YES!
    Adore your Tanka.
    Thank you, Diana!

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  2. Sweet poem, lovely picture, and Colleen is right! Haha!

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