Aurora Blush, #Tanka Tuesday, #Diatelle

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of light,

peeking bright,

aurora blush

through pastel clouds, shines white,

in early morning’s stillness hush

illuminating fields so green and lush,

an early riser’s treat, nature’s light show,

at eventide, the sky wears a pink flush,

tints from a watercolor brush,

sky’s a glorious sight,

in awe, we gush,

whether night

or light,


© Susan Joy Clark 2021

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This was written for Colleen M. Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday, with the requirement of synonyms for both “dawn” and “twilight.” I keep experimenting with different forms that are acceptable for the Tanka Tuesday challenge, so this time, I tried a diatelle, which, according to Colleen’s site, has this syllable pattern, “1/2/3/4/6/8/10/12/10/8/6/4/3/2/1” and this rhyme pattern, “abbcbccaccbcbba.”

16 thoughts on “Aurora Blush, #Tanka Tuesday, #Diatelle

    1. I’m not often up for dawn either honestly. I’m a night owl. 🙂 I agree with you though and was happy to find some beautiful photos.

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