Mist Destinies Tanka 短歌

amidst dew and murk

amongst sea foam and sand stars

rhythmed tidal fates

‘tween what was and ….. what might be

transits of missed destinies

Mist Destinies

Photo from Eyes of a Dragon – Mist Destinies

This photo appeals to me. I wrote an earlier Misty Pathway Haiku from this same image! My muse seems to prefer fog, mist ….. and mystery! I am fortunate in that this concrete transit is but a short walk away from home.

 

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Trials

Tidal memoirs of light

Teeming with elders pride

‘Till lunar rhythms ebb

‘Till solar tempos flow

Time absorbs all passions

Transfer your solitude

Teach us of your patience

Trial Islands Pleiades

Photo from Eyes of a Dragon – Tidal Bloom – Aurora

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Pleiades:  This titled form was invented in 1999 by Craig Tigerman, Sol Magazine’s Lead Editor. Only one word is allowed in the title followed by a single seven-line stanza. The first word in each line begins with the same letter as the title. Hortensia Anderson, a popular haiku and tanka poet, added her own requirement of restricting the line length to six syllables.

Background of the Pleiades: The Pleiades is a star cluster in the constellation Taurus. It is a cluster of stars identified by the ancients, mentioned by Homer in about 750 B.C and Hesiod in about 700 B.C. Six of the stars are readily visible to the naked eye; depending on visibility conditions between nine and twelve stars can be seen. Modern astronomers note that the cluster contains over 500 stars. The ancients named these stars the seven sisters: Alcyone, Asterope, Celaeno, Electra, Maia, Merope, and Tygeta; nearby are the clearly visible parents, Atlas and Pleione. The poetic form The Pleiades is aptly named: the seven lines can be said to represent the seven sisters, and the six syllables represent the nearly invisible nature of one sister.

(The above explanation from Shadow Poetry)

Thanks again to Kira at Wrestling Life for introducing me to this and other Poetry Forms.

Previous Pleiades: S

Daylight Pathway Haiku 俳句

Cerulean globe

eroding granite altars

island solitude

Daylight Reach

Photo from Eyes of a Dragon – Mist Destinies II – Daylight

Misty Pathway Haiku 俳句

Brume enshrouded spans

weathering both time and tide

stone sanctuary

Misty Pathway

Photo from Eyes of a Dragon – Mist Destinies

Littoral Reverse Nonet

Midst
nitid
dragon runes
mythical beach
polished grove armour
ruins of legends past
unmatched tidal gallantry
opposing unforgiving odds
Archives of Revealed Heroism

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Pirate Treasure Tanka 短歌

A Pirate’s lost map

beckons that ‘X‘ marks the spot

‘neath vexing cold sand

‘tween odd flotsam and jetsam

beware of too many ….. spots

Beach Sticks

Fallen Giant Haiku 俳句

Tidal throne adrift

cast out as unworthy bark

yet weathers all gales

Fallen Giant II