A Dandelion Linked Verse Tanka

Here is rugby843’s entry in Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge 85* [my pick for winner of this week’s challenge and the prompt for my Linked Verse response that follows it]:


Be quick to see it
A bright yellow spiky bud
A delicious weed, enjoy
The gold soon turns to feathers
Floating lightly to reseed.

by RUGBY843

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Root out quick by spring,
summer they’ll be up again.
Rubbing under chin,

heart aglow with yellow wealth,**
constancy of gold, itself.***

by TheGuern


*In response to COLLEEN’S WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 85, HURRY & LAST, #SYNONYMSONLY Words [not] to use: {hurry, last};

**To find out if you will be rich, put a dandelion flower under your chin, and the degree of the glow on your chin will be the degree of your financial success. – Dandelions in Magic & Superstition

***Yes, I know Tanka does not rhyme, but why not, if it makes me happy?

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The Guern

Software developer by day; kilt wearing roller-skier (looking for snow) by night. A Norseman misplaced, living in the Deep South.

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