TankaTuesday : Poetry Challenge No. 276 – Journey

TankaTuesday : Poetry Challenge No. 276 – Journey

I’m linking this post to Colleen’s #TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 276, 5/31/22, #ShareYourDay . It’s my first time participating in it. I’ve long wanted to but, somehow, I hadn’t been able to. This week’s prompt is to share your day in syllabic poetry alongwith a picture.

I took the below photograph of the lady, from the car as we sped past on the highway on our way to a temple, last Sunday. While we did manage to reach the temple, I couldn’t go in as I did not feel too well. It was a shame after the 4-hour long car journey and especially, since I had been waiting to visit the place for the last 2 months- it’s supposed to be an important place of pilgrimage for Hindus and I got to know of it only when I wrote a post on the all-girls trip I took in March. But, I’ll write about that some other time.
Anyway, the first thing I did after returning is to book an appointment with the doctor. So, my week went in two visits to the doctor, a blood test and a sonography. I have my next appointment on Tuesday evening. Only then I’ll get to know what’s wrong.

Anyway, my haiku on the picture is written below. I hope I’ve met the requirements.

A lady sits on the roadside selling blueberries in leaf cones

Summer’s blazing sun
Parches all it shines upon
Blueberries glisten

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23 responses to “TankaTuesday : Poetry Challenge No. 276 – Journey”

  1. Congratulations on your first TankaTuesday post, Smitha! I love blueberries, and I can imagine them looking mighty delicious on a scorching day! Great poem! I hope you feel better soon. 🙂


    • Thank you so much,Yvette for reading and writing back. I’m glad I finally joined. It’s such a welcoming community🙂.
      You described it perfectly…they did look juicy and inviting in the heat.
      Thank you for your good wishes💕


  2. I’m happy that you have started exploring Haiku. Nice one, it’s a powerful medium of expression. Here the lady glistening in her sweat and the glistening blueberries.


    • Thank you so much,Colleen. So glad you liked it. I found the other forms a little confusing. The haiku seemed the easiest to try. Blueberries, strawberries grow in plenty around where we stay. I love them too…actually,I love fruits in general 🙂.
      I’m so glad I’m here too. Thank you again for your very clear explanation of the forms❤️


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