Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #26


Colleen’s prompt words this week are : Earth and Water. I decided to stick with the Tanka form, but you can write either a Tanka, Haiku or a Haibun.

Very saddened to hear about the terrorist atrocity in London’s Westminster this Wednesday. So my Tanka this week reflects that mood.

I contemplate EARTh,LonG to hold it Tight, and Safe,But to No Avail,


Here’s the link to Colleen’s challenge:

Let’s hope that the days to follow do not bring any further distress.

Take care,  much love,





About Marje @ Kyrosmagica

Hi. Welcome to my blog, Kyrosmagica. A blog about magic, books, writing, laughter, and much more! I'm a debut writer in the process of finishing my first YA fantasy novel, set in Cambridge. I write book reviews on Net Galley and Goodreads. I have a penchant for travel and have relatives in far flung places, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore, (my birthplace.) I grew up in in Bonnie Scotland, in Edinburgh, and now live in Cambridge. I love sunny, hot places, particularly Rome, Venice, Portugal, Barcelona, and I forgot to mention the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean, how could I? I am lucky to have been blessed with two lovely daughters and a husband who I fondly refer to in this blog as my black sheep. Family joke! With my passion for travel, culture, beautiful beaches, good food, books, theatre, writing, and humour, I hope to keep you entertained. I'm loving every minute of this creative journey, please join me.
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14 Responses to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #26

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Thank you, I am London. 💜

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  2. Amanda Lyle says:

    Today has been a real shock. Your words cut deeper than ever. What is becoming of the world? *deep sigh*

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    • Yes, I just don’t know anymore… it gets to the point that you just want to barricade yourself in your home and not go anywhere. But, we can’t live our lives like that. Life has to go on… but it does make me worry. 😦


  3. Denis1950 says:

    A touching Tanka to reflect the times we continue to live in Marje.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Oh, Marje. Your Tanka is so poignant. My heart hurts for all of my UK friends. We live in a strange world now. ❤

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  5. You captured the sadness so well. A beautiful poem in the face of tragedy 😦

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  6. Gary says:

    Poignant Marje and sad that inspiration for this Tanka came from (censored) tragedy. I agree with your reply to Terri entirely!

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  7. Tina Frisco says:

    This is intense. I can find no other words… ♥

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