Award-winning author, Suzanne Burke, has presented a photo prompt for which everyone is invited to write a short story, poem, or one-liner. Join the fun and time of creativity.
This week’s photo prompt brought several ideas to mind, but I chose a poem in Tanka form. This is a Japanese style that consists of 31 syllables, divided in 5-7-5-7-7 format.
THE EMPTY SADDLE THE BREAKING OF DAWN OF YELLOW, GOLD, AND PURPLE PAINTED BY GOD’S HANDS SYMBOLIZED NEW BEGINNINGS AFTER A STORMY, SAD NIGHT. THE EMPTY SADDLE WHERE SHE ONCE RODE HER HORSE, BABE WITH ME BY HER SIDE IS NOW SLOWLY LED HOMEWARD WITHOUT THE LOVE OF MY LIFE. I STAYED BY HER SIDE I HELD HER COOL AND FRAIL HAND, I KISSED HER SWEET LIPS THEN SAID GOODBYE TO MY LOVE ALWAYS TO LIFE IN MY HEART. WITH EACH NEW SUNRISE I GAZE UPWARD, SIGH, AND PRAY FOR STRENGTH AND COURAGE TO LIVE EACH DAY WITHOUT HER ‘TIL MY SADDLE IS EMPTY.
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I enjoyed writing this poem inspired by the beautiful photo prompt. Your comments are welcome and appreciated.