Illumination (a Tanka)

The “Weekly Prompts” Wednesday’s Challenge is; QUIET PLACES. Please go over and visit their fabulous site by clicking >> Here . My poem Illumination is in response to the prompt

Illumination (a Tanka)

A sunny spring sky 

Softly caresses my thighs  

Displacing old lies 

And illuminates my eye  

To the universe’s dye 

Ivor Steven (c) October 2021

Icy Rain Again (a Tanka)

I have not been paying much attention to how Tullawalla was going in eBook rankings on ‘Amazon Kindle’, and to my surprise Tullawalla was at #10 on Amazon Kindle, Best Sellers in Australian & Oceanian Poetry List Amazing

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Icy Rain Again (a Tanka)

Cold winds follow me

Over flooded icy plains

Crackling through bare trees

Freezing hailstones chasing rain

Sheets of heavy sleet again

Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Tanka: Moon Tree

The midweek Word Prompt over on Weekly Prompts, is Halloween . Today I’m posting my first try at writing a, Tanka, Please click >> Here, to visit “Weekly Prompts” fabulous site…

Tanka: Moon Tree


No! Don’t go up there

The old tree house is haunted

Full moon night, glares

Children’s Halloween costumes

Knock! Knock! Scary pranks, for treats


Ivor Steven (c)  October 2019