Rooted, or: Eager

A shadorma

this office-
I haven't grown up
-these walls grew
around me-
my plant's growing towards me
rooted but eager

Tanka Tuesday

For #TankaTuesday, Colleen Chesebro invites writers to share their days in syllabic poems.

All we have to do is take a photo and write a syllabic poem about this day, as we experience it. Donโ€™t think on it too hard. Make it fun. The photo does not need to be a selfie. If you donโ€™t have access to a camera, find an image on (please add the credits) that best describes your day.

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

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