Sunflower Seeds (a Tanka)

Over at Weekly Prompts, the monthly Colour Challenge for May is:  Mellow Yellow. Please go and visit their fabulous site by clicking >> Here . Below is my “Tanka” response to their ‘Colour Prompt’ ..



Sunflower Seeds (a Tanka)



Blue skies were mellow

Fields were peaceful and yellow

Sunflowers grew free

Then foreign tanks squashed their seeds

On tomorrow’s scarred harrows






Ivor Steven (c) May 2022

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

33 thoughts on “Sunflower Seeds (a Tanka)”

    1. Thank you Carolyn .. of course I donโ€™t understand Lithuanian, but I found the video deeply moving .. the photo is one I took in the garden of a kindergarten near my house, โ€ฆ I struggled with the Tanka, itโ€™s hard to achieve the meaning of my thoughts in such a tight format โ˜ฎ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™

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      1. I will. I have been staring at the ground waiting for them to sprout through. No luck though. I’m worried all of the rain we’ve had has prevented them. I will keep you posted.

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    1. I’m so pleased you enjoyed the video Cheryl, I only found it today, and although I don’t understand Lithuanian, I was deeply moved by the emotion generated by the singers ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

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    1. Yeah โ€ฆ thatโ€™s exactly what I did Cindy ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ˜Š such a powerfully heartwarming video ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™โ˜ฎ๏ธ๐ŸŒ

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    1. Thanks Ingrid … It”s Carols Funeral day… 9th May 2012 … and despite my personal remembrance weeks at the momont, the ‘war’ still permeates my thoughts everyday …

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