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. EúnoiaTravel: A pilgrim’s trip to Trimbak Avatar

    […] hometown, I needed to visit the Tryambakeshwar temple- the one I hadn’t been able to go to two weeks ago because I’d taken ill all of a […]

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  2. Gwen M. Plano Avatar

    Beautiful photo and equally lovely poem, Smitha. 💗

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much, dear Gwen. I’m glad you liked it🙂

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    2. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much, Gwen. I’m so glad you liked them both. 🙂 X

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  3. Christy B Avatar

    Your haiku is well done. I hope you start to feel better soon.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks so much, Christy. Have an appointment with the doctor today.

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  4. harmony kent Avatar

    This is lovely, Smitha. I hope you feel better and get some answers soon 💕🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much, dear Harmony for your concern❤️. I am at the doctor’s at this moment…waiting for her.

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  5. willowdot21 Avatar

    Such a beautiful photo and your words are perfect too. I wish you well for your doctor’s visit 💜

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, dear Willow, for your kind words. I appreciate it very much and I’m happy you liked the haiku🙂🧡

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  6. Word Craft Poetry#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 276 | #ShareYourDay Avatar

    […] Many thanks to everyone who joined in below. Let’s give a warm welcome to our newest poets: Britta Benson, Tzvi Fievel, and Smitha Vishwanath. […]

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  7. D.L. Finn, Author Avatar

    Beautiful haiku. Sorry you didn’t make it inside

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you! I hope I can go back sometime again.

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  8. yvettemcalleiro Avatar

    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. 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      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💕

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  9. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    Hi Smitha, I am sorry you are unwell and I hope everything is okay when the results come. A lovely haiku.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Hi Robbie, I have another appointment today. Hoping it’s nothing to worry about. Thank you for your good wishes always. Xxx

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      1. robbiesinspiration Avatar

        Let me know how it goes. Hugs.

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          I’ll send you a message on Messenger,Robbie. Thank you for caring.

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  10.  Avatar

    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.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you! I love the ‘lady glistening in her sweat’. The imagery is so powerful. I’m glad you liked the haiku. 🙂

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  11. Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry Avatar

    Smitha, this is a lovely haiku! I love how you captured the photo of the woman, too. I did not know that blueberries grew in India. They are one of my favorite berries. Glad you’re here. ❤

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      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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