Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge #17 ‘storm & color’

Storm & Color

the raging oceans
dolphins surfing white horses
mermaids inviting
dawns red coloured clouds warnings
ignore the siren singing

autumnal storms blow
leaves yellow orange red bronze
natures confetti
woodland colour revealing
jostling rustling dancing leaves

storm weather brainstorm
multi colour black or white
cleared the air think-tanked
both holding the future plans
man invents nature creates

love torn storm breaks hearts
a tiff a spat kiss make up
loves cruel hurt games
compromise trust each other
46 years heartfelt advice to all

we’ve a storm to brave
the futures causing worry
feared color blood red
imagination strife rife
alarm rings nightmares again
© Mick Talbot 2017

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Challenge #17 – “Storm & Color”

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Mick, these are all fabulous! Each one of these Tankas spoke to me in a different way! The last one was especially meaningful. ❤

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    1. Mick Talbot says:

      Hi Colleen,
      My apology for this belated thank you for your “Poet Of The Week” award, embarrassed, humbled, and of course honoured I am, my first ever award for my poetry, Again a big THANK YOU! Have a great week,


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      1. No worries, glad to see you back, Mick. 😊

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      2. Mick Talbot says:

        Micks Blog, My Garden Biodiversity, and Mick E Talbot Poems, all me. Remiss I am for not keeping up to date….

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  2. Mick Talbot says:

    Hi Colleen,
    Many thanks, I find much encouragement in your appraisal of my work. As for the last one it scares me, to close to what might be a future truth, truly a nightmare. Take care,


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