Category Archives: Tanka

Kindly Guided

KINDLY GUIDED

Surrounding us roads
Eeny, meeny, miney, moe
Destination plain
You succour me in my loss
I succour you in your loss

Wilder Than Us

WILDER THAN US

“All Is One” we’re told
Check it out – Little required
Silence and stillness
Lead to pastures beyond our
Wildest imaginations

Damp Squibs

DAMP SQUIBS

Christmas and Easter
Ritual celebrations
Obfuscate the truth
Misdirecting the feelings
They pretend to celebrate

Opinion As Opiate

OPINION AS OPIATE

We call it the truth
Made up as we go along
So quick to protect
Then again why not relax?
Let uncertainty buoy us

Passed Over: Tanka

PASSED OVER

Dearest Margaret
Lives in a higher place now
Showers me with light
I am humbled by her gift
And, she says, not before time

Lest We Forget: Tanka

LEST WE FORGET

No evil people
Only very messed up ones
A part of ourselves
We often forget that though
And hold my hand up also

A Tanka In Autumn

A TANKA IN AUTUMN

Pox on verbiage
All these dragooned syllables
Listen closely as
The sound of a falling leaf
Declares “nothing to declare”

Across The Ocean: Tanka

ACROSS THE OCEAN

“Am I coherent?”
You asked … I made a meaning
Out of what you said
Hopefully it is the one
You had in mind … But who knows?

Black Hole: Tanka

BLACK HOLE

Don’t give me a hug
Let me give you one instead
Though on second thoughts …

I see it’s all about fear
And we are all one big whole

Contacting The Spirits: Tanka

CONTACTING THE SPIRITS

She’s passed away now
She never liked him to drink
With loss came freedom
She sees though he may be drunk
He still sends her a bug hig

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