Remains of the Day, #Senryu

This week’s #TankaTuesday challenge is a photo prompt. This year, I’ve asked my friend, and photographer, Terri Webster Schrandt, from to share her photos with us for inspiration. Terri runs a weekly photo challenge called Sunday Stills. Check it out HERE.

There’s a poignant vibe that speaks to me from this photo. Only a senryu will do. 🩷

remains of the day—
a golden stillness whispers
memories of you

© Colleen M. Chesebro

Many thanks to Terri for the amazing photographic inspiration she is giving us this year. 🌸

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

41 thoughts on “Remains of the Day, #Senryu

  1. We were in a conversation today with a gal from the gym about our mothers… And that is what this reminds me of – remembering the good of good-byes.


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