Poetry challenge Tears: the entries

What a lot of lovely poems this week! Grieving, melancholy and a hint of the supernatural make for tremendous poetry. Thank you all for participating and surprising me yet again. I know, I should be used to it by now.

First in was Peter with a moving tribute poem for the fallen.



Then Sarah from the south west with a lovely mysterious poem which makes me think of the British film Whistle down the wind about the children who find ‘Jesus’ hiding in a barn.



Then Ken with a wistful poem that moves in a delicate rhythm like the sea of tears in the picture.



Jazzytower whose name I don’t know with this poem that is full of birds fluttering and the imponderable nature of grief.

Tears | thoughts and entanglements


A cleave poem from Merril, and so well done! Majestic is the word that springs to mind.

Immutable Tears | Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings


From Look around, a musing on rain, tears and grief.



Doug, the Elusive Trope. I love the different layers in this one, the contract between the damp of tears and the scorch marks of burning, all referring back to the picture and the medium. So skillfully meshed together.

Tears | Elusive Trope


Jennifer, the Graceful Press poet. Light as a feather, this one, and full of hope and joy.

how we fly | Graceful Press Poetry


The Crow is back, as I’d hoped, taking a sidelong look at angels. Not everything with wings is likeable. I know what he means.

useless wings (Poem 20160505) โ€“ Caw!


Kat Myrman with a mythological poem. I tend to find an undercurrent of nastiness in much Greek mythology, but Kat has removed the unpleasant bits and left pure beauty.

Pasithea | like mercury colliding…


Kerfe. Gorgeous! So many different kinds of wings. My favourite has to be the last one though.

Angelโ€™s Lament | method two madness


Janice focuses on the white wings of hope in this poem, always there despite everything; Lovely.

Ocean of tears โ€“ Ontheland


Tricia’s poem is a sigh of sweet sorrow. Letting go is never easy, but it can be beautiful.

Poetry Challenge: Tears โ€“ A Creative State of Mind


Sri with three different poetry forms that take us from the dark and melancholy of the west to the exotic brilliance of the east.




I hope you’ll tune in tomorrow for another challenge.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

19 thoughts on “Poetry challenge Tears: the entries”

  1. I have to echo…another very interesting collection bouncing off words and image. I feel like I’m getting lessons in art appreciation as well as poetry lately ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you Jane.

      1. Yes ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t know why I rambled off that saying…I think it was about noting that not knowing is a good thing when you know it … anyway, have a great day. ๐Ÿ™‚

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