Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 173 #SynonymsOnly #Haiku

This haiku is inspired by the river walk near where I live. Yesterday, my daughter and I saw two swans, one was tranquil and the other angrily hissing at two guys on their barge. The two swans couldn’t have been any different!

Believe this Swan’s cute
Elegant fellow’s so calm
Near me’s no problem

Swan wife’s intention
Her whim is to hiss angry
At barge men in boats!

Synonyms of Idea and fancy : belief, intention, elegant, whim.

I have a new review for Mr. Sagittarius to share with you from Willow, that cheered me up no end as I haven’t been feeling too well today. Thank you Willow for reading and reviewing. 🙂

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Marje @ Kyrosmagica

Hi. Welcome to my blog: M J Mallon - Kyrosmagica Publishing. A blog about magic, books, writing, laughter, and much more! I'm a debut writer, my first YA fantasy novel The Curse of Time - Book 1 - Bloodstone is set in Cambridge. I write book reviews on my blog and on Goodreads. I have a penchant for travel and have relatives in far flung places, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore, (my birthplace.) I grew up in in Bonnie Scotland, in Edinburgh, and now live in Cambridge. I love sunny, hot places, particularly Rome, Venice, Portugal, Barcelona, and I forgot to mention the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean, how could I? I am lucky to have been blessed with two lovely daughters and a husband who I fondly refer to in this blog as my black sheep. Family joke! With my passion for travel, culture, beautiful beaches, good food, books, theatre, writing, and humour, I hope to keep you entertained. I'm loving every minute of this creative journey, please join me.

23 thoughts on “Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 173 #SynonymsOnly #Haiku”

  1. Congratulations on your new review, Marje! I’ve always heard that swans can be fiesty. Maybe the female had eggs nearby she was protecting from the men. I enjoyed your haikus. 😀 xo

  2. I haven’t seen a swan yet and love to see one. I can’t imagine an angry swan. Your tanka tells a great story of the two swans, Marje. Congratulations on your new review.

    1. Hi Miriam. I have been lucky to see white swans and black ones in Australia. They are beautiful but can be aggressive if threatened or fearful for their young. Thanks re: the review really made my day. 🙂

  3. That is a very pretty swan 🙂 Probably scarier because they can go from being pretty to hissy pretty quickly 🙂 Lovely haiku Marje, elegant like a swan itself 🙂

    1. Yes, that’s true. There were two swans but the hissy one was a bit far away for me to take a photo. I’m glad you liked the haiku. I’m working on my next poetry collection at the moment. 🙂

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