Creative Writing, Poetry, Tanka, Writing

Entrapment

By Scott Bailey © 2018

The things that we hoard
Entrance us and enslave us
A lifetime of toil
To sit on an empty throne
Why not take the easy road

Image from Pixabay
Creative Writing, Poetry, Tanka, Writing

Enchanted Forest

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Forest
Verdant, alive
Roots reaching out and down
Branches stretching up to the sky
Spellbound

Image from Pixabay

#Cinquain

Creative Writing, Poetry, Tanka, Writing

Together

By Scott Bailey © 2018

A little more give
And a lot less just taking
More uplifting hands
If we just stop competing
Ivory towers will fall

Image from Pixabay
Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Merry

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Hobbit
Brave Brandybuck
Bringing sense to his friends
Finding honour in Rohan’s ranks
Small knight

#cinquain

Cinquain, Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Passion

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Passion
Wanes while years pass
Becomes something finer
Matured, refined, rich with wisdom
Mellowed
Do not be fooled by its calmness
Maturity and depth
Do not weaken
Passion

Image from Pixabay

#Cinquain #Butterfly-Cinquain

Creative Writing, Poetry, Tanka, Writing

Entrapment

By Scott Bailey © 2018

The things that we hoard
Entrance us and enslave us
A lifetime of toil
To sit on an empty throne
Why not take the easy road

Image from Pixabay
Creative Writing, Poetry, Tanka, Writing

Enchanted Forest

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Forest
Verdant, alive
Roots reaching out and down
Branches stretching up to the sky
Spellbound

Image from Pixabay

#Cinquain

Cinquain, Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

The Long Dark Night

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Orange
King of the hues
When autumn starts to fall
Slowly, fear steals over the land
Chilling

Image from Pixabay

In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 104, HAPPY OCTOBER – “POETS CHOICE OF WORDS”

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And if you are feeling in the mood to get creepy – check out this

#CINQUAIN

Cinquain, Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Follow

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Starting
Taking small steps
Closely follow the guide
Take every instruction to heart
Ending

Image from Pixabay

In response to COLLEEN’S #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE RECAP NO. 100, “POET’S CHOICE OF WORDS”

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A cinquain this week

#cinquain

Cinquain, Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Passion

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Passion
Wanes while years pass
Becomes something finer
Matured, refined, rich with wisdom
Mellowed
Do not be fooled by its calmness
Maturity and depth
Do not weaken
Passion

Image from Pixabay

In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 97, “LOVE & TIME,” #SYNONYMSONLY

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I had a go at a butterfly cinquain this time around.

 

#Cinquain #Butterfly-Cinquain

Cinquain, Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Soaring

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Soaring
High in the sky
In synchronicity
Gathering, readying to leave
Flocking

 

Image from Pixabay

In response to Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 96, “Congregate & Passion,” #SynonymsOnly

A Cinquain this week, I am sure I have used this theme and certainly this image before, but it suits

 

 

#Cinquain

Creative Writing, Poetry, Tanka, Writing

Entrapment

By Scott Bailey © 2018

The things that we hoard
Entrance us and enslave us
A lifetime of toil
To sit on an empty throne
Why not take the easy road

Image from Pixabay

In response to Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge NO. 92, “Bewitch & Treasure,” #SynonymsOnly

A tanka this week

#Tanka

Creative Writing, Poetry, Tanka, Writing

Enchanted Forest

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Forest
Verdant, alive
Roots reaching out and down
Branches stretching up to the sky
Spellbound

Image from Pixabay

In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 91, “Magic & Green,” #SYNONYMSONLY

An attempt at a Cinquain

#Cinquain

Creative Writing, Poetry, Tanka, Writing

Sun Cycles

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Dawn spills on the land
Sharing its free, warm bounty
Nurturing the seeds
Feeding the grazers in turn
Then stolen by the hunters

Image from Pixabay

In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 90, “Give & Receive,” #SYNONYMSONLY

An attempt at a Tanka

#Tanka

Creative Writing, Poetry, Tanka, Writing

Storm Birth

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Where the great desert
Meets the rolling of the waves
And sand and sea seethe
The wind is stirred to battle
Between heavens and earth

Image from Pixabay

In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 89, “DRY & WET,” #SYNONYMSONLY

An attempt at a Tanka

#Tanka

Creative Writing, Poetry, Tanka, Writing

Dancing Waves

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Celebratory
The warming rays of the sun
Making the waves dance

Image from Pixabay

In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 88, “PRAISE & EXCITE,” #SYNONYMSONLY

A quick haiku as I am behind and ill.

#haiku

Creative Writing, Poetry, Tanka, Writing

Together

By Scott Bailey © 2018

A little more give
And a lot less just taking
More uplifting hands
If we just stop competing
Ivory towers will fall

Image from Pixabay

 

In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 87, “CARE & SHARE,” #SYNONYMSONLY

An actual Tanka this time. Of sorts. Not strict to the form though beyond the syllable counts.

#tanka #tanka-tuesday

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Merry

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Hobbit
Brave Brandybuck
Bringing sense to his friends
Finding honour in Rohan’s ranks
Small knight

In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 86, FANTASY & MERRY, #SYNONYMSONLY

Late again for this – a cinquain – of sorts – this week. A little bit of fun this time around.

#cinquain

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Running

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Running
So fast we run
Stay ahead of the game
This is the story we are sold
Suckers

Justyn Warner

In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 85, HURRY & LAST, #SYNONYMSONLY

Late again for this – a cinquain – of sorts – this week.

#cinquain

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Swansong

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Swansong
All clap along
As the end approaches
And the triumph lifts us all high
Cheering

Image from Pixabay

In response to Colleen’s 2018 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 82 – The May Day Edition: SING & CELEBRATE #SynonymsOnly

A cinquain this week

#cinquain

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

The Song

By Scott Bailey © 2018

Plainsong
Rolling, chanting
Granting the air a form
Bestow shadow and light purpose
Singing
The crafting of ancient wisdom
To bear us something new
Brightly shining
Lyric

Image from Pixabay

In response to Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 81, ENCHANT & SHAPE, #SynonymsOnly

A  butterfly cinquain this week

Also – by serendipity – for the Daily Prompt Bestow

#cinquain #butterfly-cinquain

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Pillows

Cloudy
Dusky pillows
Huddle in the valley
Like a giant’s bed covers
Misty

Image from Pixabay

In response to Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 80, GATHER & SOFT, #SynonymsOnly

A cinquain this week

#cinquain

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

Thunder

Arise
To the thunder
The raging of the skies
Rain, that splits the drought asunder
Rejoice

Tremble
Beneath the aweful majesty
Of natures might roar
Making your heart
Thunder

 

Image from Pixabay

In response to Colleen’s 2018 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 76: JOY & FURY, #SnyonymnsOnly

Had a go at a reverse cinquain this time.

#Cinquain #reverse-cinquain #CinquainPoetry

Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing

COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 75: “PATIENCE & GREEN” #SNYNONYMSONLY

Nature
Claws back its realm
Over many ages
Verdant fingers prying apart
Even
The strongest of our creations
With persistence of growth
Old and fertile
Mother

Car Reclaimed by Nature
Image by Scott Bailey

In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 75: “PATIENCE & GREEN” #SNYNONYMSONLY

Had a go at a butterfly cinquain this time – and I had the perfect picture to go with it – one I took myself for a change.

#Cinquain #butterfly-cinquain