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Rooted rock souls, or: Stone sanctuary

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A ‘Magnetic Poem’ tanka

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stone sanctuary
summer sunshine secrets spring's
shady sacred song
seasonal spirits cycle
as rooted rock souls rustle


Notes

  • For this poem, I decided to make use of the ‘Nature Set’ on the Magnetic Poetry website;
    • Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of the ‘Nature Set’… I think it’s too “gentle” for my taste;
    • But that’s precisely why this is a good challenge for me;
  • I once again opted for a tanka, rather than a haiku;
    • The extra two lines (14 syllables) provide a greater challenge, as well as a larger canvas;
  • I searched for and found the featured image before writing the tanka, and it inspired my words;
    • I flipped back and forth between my text editor and the image as I was composing this poem many times;
  • As is fairly evident, I deliberately made use of alliteration;

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