jingoism : extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy
poison ivy spreads
No jingoism no chants
just relentless green
shining waves of leaves of three
twined in hedges vined up trees
tanka 308 : 6/27/22
patina : a usually green film formed naturally on copper and bronze by long exposure or artificially (as by acids) and often valued aesthetically for its color… (also) : an appearance or aura that is derived from association, habit, or established character
Backstory told in
flaking lichens and thin green
patina. What’s left.
Those new people scrape and buff
do away with even that
tanka 317 : 8/3/22
shard : a piece or fragment of a brittle substance
Glass shard. Clouded green.
I pull it from the shallows.
I stroke its belly
abraded by its travels.
I trust. It curls in my hand.
tanka 323 : 8/14/22
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“Patina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patina. Accessed 3 Aug. 2022.
“Shard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shard. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.
4 thoughts on “Poetry is Written in Words: Ten”
I like the use of green as the connective tissue between this trio of poems. As a fan of sea glass, I especially loved the last one.
I think green is my favorite color, competing only with yellow. And it has so many personalities. Sea glass is something magic to me, though I’ve never found much, so when I see it, I am excited.
All were good but you saved the best for last!!
Thank you. I have not found much sea glass but the pieces I have, I love them, with their cloudy softness. So I guess that came through in the poem.
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