• Jaye

Signals Poem #poet'schoice #etheree

Updated: Aug 5, 2021


Red to green to yellow then back to red

I clearly see it through my window

a soft slow blink on these dark walls

making me feel less alone.

Sometimes I hear a click

a metallic snap

slowing cars down

forcing rests



This is part of the weekly Tanka Tuesday challenge hosted by WordCraftPoetry - the first Tuesday of the month is "poets choice" from their long list of possible styles.

This week, I'm experimenting with a different format, one that is new to me, called Etheree. This poetic format features ten lines that follow the syllabic count of 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 (or the reverse of that count). It's pretty cool, and I think I will work with it again for sure!

Also, my new Zine is out, and highlights some of my new Tanka.

Link to it in the Etsy shop is here.

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