Envy and Innuendoes

Tanka Tuesday Poet's Choice

April was National Poetry Month, and there were too many poetry challenges and daily prompts to keep up.  Instagram had several, one of which had three rows of words and the challenge was to choose one word from each row and compose a poem, or several.  I did, but never got around to posting them.  Until now.   Here are two that are syllabic, an American Sentence and a Kelly Lune.  I left the original prompt words in red.

 link (but I don't find it there)

The intimate innuendo flushed her cheeks a quick fire brick red.  



envy is bitter

and pungent

a green honeydew


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  1. I had never heard of those types of poems...there are so many, I would love to invent one of my own!

    1. I hope you do! As you say, there are so many forms to try. Have fun!

  2. These are sure fun to write, Lisa! Bravo that you found a place for these two gems. <3


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