Returned to the Sea

Three Line Tales, Week 212

photo by Jeremy Bishop via Unsplash

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The sea had called her since birth…whether due to flawed seamen fathers, or Divine seed in her blood.

How her heart yearned, ached to be with it and never leave… “oh, to be a mermaid”, her childhood wish.

The rock was high and firm above magnificent waves—their melded colors mercurial, gemlike; but when twilight wrapped its cape around her, she heard the siren’s sing-song melody…and slipped into salt-rich beckoning depths.

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.

Crystalline Respite

Gratitude to the author of One Letter Up, who graciously allowed me to use her photography once more as a poetry prompt.  It is a collaboration I’m enjoying immensely.  Please click the link for all her posts and photos, and leave her a friendly comment: https://oneletterup.com/2020/02/16/ice-map/

Suddenly beheld

Wonderland for weary souls

Respite crystalline

As old-guy-Winter plods on

Till obliged to yield to spring

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Tasks of Rain and Drain

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #293 Drain&Rain

Not sure this challenge allows for tanka form; if not, remove final 2 lines ~

Rain courses down drain

Carrying grief’s tears in swirl

Drowning secrets, lies

Whirlpool of unsolved mysteries

Born away as storm cloud pours

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Dropped Shoe Rescue

Invented Poetry Forms – The American Sentence

PAUL SZLOSEK :  “Today’s post is on the American Sentence, a poetry form invented by the American Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the mid-1980’s as a twist on traditional haiku. Like haiku, American Sentences consist of 17 syllables, but instead of being arranged into three lines, they are written as a single line or sentence. They also may or may not have a title.”

One leg over railing, intent to leap; despair distracting, dropped shoe.

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