Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 122

As I said yesterday, the challenges are back on after a month off!

Today it is Colleen’s turn, with her Tanka Tuesday which is not just about Tankas, but rather a chance to use different syllabic poetic forms.

Usually, she gives us two words which we need to use synonyms of within our verses… but on the first Tuesday of the month, we get free rein, and this month, the suggestion was to think of love related poems, as Valentine’s is so close…

Colleen recently introduced us to a new form, called a Haiga, where the words, usually a haiku or senryu, are echoed by an image, traditionally painted, but nowadays, can be a photo too.

I thought I’d try the traditional way, and even painted my own quick watercolour to go with it! It’s simplistic but effective, I hope!

A senryu for you all.

My words are Together and Heart

Two Hearts By Ritu
Two hearts beating fast
Ten fingers firmly entwined
One life together

Ritu 2019

41 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. foodzesty
    Feb 08, 2019 @ 08:22:49

    Beautiful Ritu!!

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  3. OIKOS™-Publishing
    Feb 07, 2019 @ 01:36:33

    So heartgoing, and a Haiga too. This is metric art as its best (and i will never understand to do?) 😉 Michael

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  4. Vashti Q
    Feb 06, 2019 @ 22:43:00

    Love your Haiga, Ritu! I enjoy drawing and painting, so I have to try this style. Lovely watercolor hearts. ❤ xo

    Liked by 2 people


  5. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Feb 06, 2019 @ 18:22:14

    Fabulous Ritu…♥

    Liked by 2 people


  6. Colleen Chesebro
    Feb 06, 2019 @ 15:49:35

    Sis, this is stupendous!! The two hearts in your image overlap showing a “joining of hearts and souls.” Then, your words compliment perfectly. I literally got goosebumps when I read this. So, beautiful and suitable for framing. ❤

    Liked by 2 people


  7. syl65
    Feb 06, 2019 @ 15:04:15

    Symbolic of true love ❤️

    Liked by 2 people


  8. sheldonk2014
    Feb 06, 2019 @ 12:56:06

    I love this Ritu

    Liked by 2 people


  9. Erika Kind
    Feb 06, 2019 @ 12:47:24

    A very beautiful take, sis. And wonderful that it happened to be posted on a Tuesday💖

    Liked by 2 people


  10. niasunset
    Feb 06, 2019 @ 06:29:30

    Beautiful, so beautiful. Thank you dear Ritu, have a wonderful day, Love, nia

    Liked by 2 people


  11. Elizabeth
    Feb 06, 2019 @ 00:18:41

    It’s lovely!

    Liked by 1 person


  12. dray0308
    Feb 05, 2019 @ 22:57:42

    Reblogged this on Dream Big, Dream Often.

    Liked by 1 person


  13. dornahainds
    Feb 05, 2019 @ 22:27:47

    Fabulous 🥀😎

    Liked by 2 people


  14. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Feb 05, 2019 @ 22:08:44

    My little sis… an incurable romantic! ❤

    Liked by 2 people


  15. johnrieber
    Feb 05, 2019 @ 21:30:05

    Beautiful and inspiring!

    Liked by 3 people


  16. willowdot21
    Feb 05, 2019 @ 21:14:59

    This is so beautiful Sis , the most beautiful poem I have seen in this genre.💜💜💜

    Liked by 3 people


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