Fall athwart, or: Land

A “Waltz Wave” poem

brush, branches
those mighty
sovereign mountains
with down of
to winter
and fall


This week, for Tanka Tuesday, Colleen encourages us to write syllabic poems inspired by this photo by her friend, and photographer, Terri Webster Schrandt.

โ€œWe have so much snow in Eastern Washington this year! This is a view of my house from down the street. The small mountain peaks that you see are just north of us a few miles. Not really high in elevation (just under 3000f). but after two winters here, Iโ€™ve never seen them like this.โ€

-Terri Webster Schrandt

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!

32 thoughts on “Fall athwart, or: Land”

  1. โ„with down of welkinโ„

    Magical soft material, it almost feel warm, if I didnโ€™t know better.

    Love winterโ€™s Santorini blue and white in Washington

    Athawrt, feels like an old word, perfect for this scenic old world setting. I think.

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