Her Gossamer Hair – Tanka – February 17, 2015

Writing 201: Water

her gossamer hair
flowing like algae tendrils
in murky water
the pilot looked through Perspex
dream’s illusions ebbed and flowed

© G.s.k. ‘15

Yesterday I read Justine’s from Eclectic Odds n Sods,  first effort for Poetry 201 which was also her response to the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge.  The subject of the first poetry class was water and she wrote this great haiku:

Liquid breath cloaks me
Clouds of steam dust the perspex
Fingertips tell tales

© Justine Nagaur

The photograph fascinated me and called to my muse … so I asked her if I could use her photo for a “darkish” tanka … and she said yes, so here we are, with my sincerest thanks!!!

11 thoughts on “Her Gossamer Hair – Tanka – February 17, 2015

  1. Wow wow wow when you said dark you really meant it hah gosh that made me go cold with fear lol! Brilliant and oh my now you’ve tied in with my fear of flying of which I already had a poem voice recorded but with a humorous tone. Talk about opposites yet similarities. You will see what I mean when I post it x

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  2. Reblogged this on Eclectic odds n sods and commented:
    I wrote a haiku yesterday as part of the Writing 201: Poetry course that is being held over the next two weeks. The subject matter being water and I took a photo for this. The photo was spotted from a poet and writer I most admire who asked if they could use said photo, of course I said yes. Here is the poem attached to my photo, and wow what a poem. Now the odd thing is today, I write a poem about flying, well if you read this poem here, then mine today the subject matters are eerily almost making a story of their own.

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