Posted in Life and Awareness, Nature, Syllabic poetry, weekly challenges

Approaching the future. A #senryu series

Dire predictions
the dimple in a grim smile
Is my resistance

like changing seasons
heedless deeds spin fortune’s wheel
a chain reaction

I see with thine eye
Is this the lover’s edict
hybrid creations

In a lawless world
karma keeps a watchful gaze
the peasant toils on

Inhibited soul
you must bloom in their vision
to grow your wisdom

On a dreamer’s whim
pave new ways to withered ends
that you must rebuild


A Senryu series for Colleen’s TankaTuesday. See if you can pick a favourite.
Also for:
Sadje’s whatdoyousee
Caley’s writephoto
Reena’s xploration challenge

Tall Tales Corner

We named her Aangaz 
the village clutz
Clumsy to a tear

Tinkles trailed her tippytap step
pots and pans broke in her wake
coins and trinkets fell from her pockets
the children chortled with laughter
but always returned her lost treasures
and how she loved them so

One day the earth shook
trees fell, roofs collapsed, wildebeests stampeded
Many passed, more were injured
but none of them children
For Aangaz the village clutz
Tippytapped through the mayhem
Clumsy with everything-
except what she truly loved...

Looking forward to your thoughts. I’m still getting a hang on telling tall tales, I’m not writing them just right, but I’ll get better.



Author @JItakali on twitter

37 thoughts on “Approaching the future. A #senryu series

    1. Thanks so much for appreciating the tale. One more week to finish the semester then I can finish the beta draft for my bookπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ

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    1. Oh shucks. I do hope to become a pro one day. But my writing levels up a bit every year.πŸ™πŸΎ Thank you for appreciating, Eugi.πŸ’–

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  1. This is a beautiful collection, Jude. I would say your writing is very masterful. You create beautiful imagery. Thank you for including the #writephoto prompt among the challenges. KL ❀

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  2. Delightful reading. Those that seem simple are often full of magic. Perhaps that is the tall tale that those who seek a different reality refuse to believe. For is it not in tall tales where grains of true evolve?

    We all get better with practice. Keep enjoying what you do – Continued success with your studies. πŸ’–

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