I think cats and Buddha have a lot to teach us so I wrote this double Tanka poem for Colleen’s poetry challenge. Isn’t Lily the cat gorgeous? Just like Shadow the black cat in my book!
I had fun choosing some alternative synonyms for Colleen’s poetry challenge – for Spring I chose Develop, and for Sing – Serenade.
Life Lessons from Buddha:
Buddha Teaches us
To develop good habits
Time to meditate
Ensconced by a sacred tree
While sweet birds serenade you.
The tree I had in mind is the Bodhi Tree which is a sacred fig tree in Bodh Gaya Bihar, India.
I had fun choosing bound for spring, and extol for sing.
Life Lessons from Cats:
Bound about, stay curious,
Extol trying hard,
Do what’s right for you, RELAX….
Live, love, unconditionally.
Be determined, but have FUN,
Cats teach us to be all of these!!!
Be confident, keep on trying, do whats right for you, live in the present moment, remain curious, take time to relax, stay determined, love unconditionally.
To join in Colleen’s poetry challenge follow the link: https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/03/19/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-128-synonymsonly/
Lily the cat photo courtesy of Samantha Murdoch: https://samanthamurdochblog.wordpress.com/
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Beautifully clever Marje.
Hi, Marje! I enjoyed both your Tankas. Great choice of synonyms and yes, Lily is gorgeous. Have a wonderful weekend! <3 xo
Thank you Vashti and to you too. <3 ☆
Reblogged this on Loleta Abi.
Thank you for the reblog Traci. 🙂
You’re welcoem, Marje!
Fun Tanka’s, Sis. I did share both of them. Great choice of words. <3
Thank you Colleen. It was fun to play around with synonym choices. 🙂
It is fun to see what you can come up with… like a puzzle. <3
Yes poetry works well that way. <3
Reading this with a cat sleeping on my lap! 🙂
Well done Marje! 🙂 x
Thank you Debby.x