Tag Archives: #tankatuesday

Use a Big Stick

In response to this week’s #tankatuesday challenge from the blog of Colleen Chesebro. THEME POETRY using the prompt of FIRE & WATER!

Stoke the kettle fire

Bring water to a boil

Add lye, removes the soil

From dirty clothes

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben


Russian Flowers

Title: Russian Dancers
Artist: Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)
Date: 1899 via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/459097

Fernleaf Peony

Siberian Fawn Lily

Teamed with Chamomile

Swaying in the summer breeze

Nature’s beautiful ladies

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben


Budding Life

This poem is inspired by the date today 3-8 and the fact that it is my sister’s birthday! Those numbers comprise the syllables in each line. 3 -8-3-8-3-8 (etc.) This is also her 62nd birthday and that adds up to 8 and she is the 3rd child. Oh, and I only used 11 lines, because 3 + 8 = 11So, I guess I would title this syllabic form: Special Occasion Syllabic Poetry

In the trees

Branches are budding at their ends


For oh so many lovely leaves

And critters

Will build nests to house their young ones


From the hunters of easy prey

As well as

The elements of wind and rain

In the trees

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben



Lolling on the greensward

Amidst shoots Eau de Nil

An eager heart to fill

Pastoral sweet

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben


©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben



Goldilocks wanna be

She heard blondes had more fun

She wanted to be one

Dye her brown hair

She chose to take it slow

Hairdresser gave her streaks

Of the shade she did seek

Gradual change

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben