Three Senryu and a Short Story Traci Kenworth


Mementos scatteredacross the map of the worldpictures of times past all recallhappier days nowsinged in ash journalsthe spyglassno clues Keepsakes Traci Kenworth How long had it been? Those stolen moments? Those discovered treasures. She pressed her fingertips to each. Oh, how she missed him. Days scattered into weeks and months. And finally, years. She picked […]

Three Senryu and a Short Story Traci Kenworth


a piece of fabriclies cluttered beside rail tracksits owner misplaced did she run along the train’s rails, heart in her throat,or did her dress tear did she see the beastleave the shadows of the treesno bones or blood tracked The Girl Running Beside the Train Tracks Traci Kenworth Millie lost her shoe in the flight from […]

Three Senryu and a Short Story Traci Kenworth


Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge using the words Circled and Squared, synonyms only. The sketch encompassedher day of who he was, thisbalance boy and man he seemed allshadows and light bothbrash and bold girdedby life inkand bone The Rival Traci Kenworth All day she sat, sketching him first then adding ink. He leapt off the […]

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge 6/24/2020: The Soldier and Story Traci Kenworth


“…Lives of great men all remind us   We can make our lives sublime,And, departing, leave behind us   Footprints on the sands of time…” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Soldier a manbroken, batteredwins valor on the fieldhe gives all, defends all gladlyhero Adam struggled to raise his head. He didn’t know how long it’d been since the bomb dropped. […]

Colleen’s Weekly 2020 Poetry Challenge 4/1/2020 A Didactic Cinquain and a Story.


Kitten Gray, white Playful, batting, curious Pawing at everything it encounters Tiny The tiny kitten inspected the flower in its crack on the sidewalk. It smelled—different. Not like the scents he was used to growing up on the streets. He pawed at the stem. It sprang back and forth. His whiskers twitched. This was odd. […]

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka 2020 Poetry Challenge Theme Week Traci Kenworth


Below are three haiku and a story inspired by the theme, “The Night Sky,” by Sally Cronin. The syllables are in the form of 5/7/5, 3/5/3, and 2/3/2. Three Haiku and a story Traci Kenworth colored in eggshellsthe dust of the ancientshangs bright in the air bright dots blinkstars and planets glimpsemystery wondercherubiclegend Space Traci […]

Colleen's Weekly Tanka 2020 Poetry Challenge No. 168 Traci Kenworth


Colleen’s Weekly Tanka 2020 Poetry Challenge Synonyms of Comfort & Torn Traci Kenworth Three Senryu’s on human nature along with a story. Tom spent his days out in the barn. His night by the campfire. He couldn’t quite forget the way things had been when Judith had been alive. He missed her. He found himself […]

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge 2020 3/5/2020: Three Senryus Traci Kenworth


Hope I did these right. This is about human nature and therefore, senryus in the 5/7/5, 3/5/3, and 2/3/2. wisdom in white haira day won in her honorleaves bear tribute to senses wakesplashes of flowersleaves tribute flyingeyes squeezed closedgala

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge 2/28/2020


The theme for this challenge is “The Circle of Life.” What better description of such than the family hub and all the activities they go through each day from alarm clock to the sun going down. I did mine as a Haiku with a change in general featuring the first verses as 5/7/5, 3/5/3 and […]