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Pride And Prejudice: Tanka

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

They said not a word
For not a word need be said
A cloud of silence
Always accompanied them
Others looked on bathed in awe

A Guide To Awkward Questions

A GUIDE TO AWKWARD QUESTIONS

When you’re asked a question
Telling the truth is tops

Though it can be scary
Sometimes even unwise.

Lying? Best avoided
For several reasons.

Distraction works wonders.
Else maintain a silence.

Night In The Desert

NIGHT IN THE DESERT

Silent witnesses
The stars of this cloudless sky
Like a string of pearls

Tiny incidents
Where ungoverned chance had
Drawn her here and there

Looking back she saw
Not chance but evidence of
A greater pattern

Darkness: Shadorma

DARKNESS

Whenever
Eclipse is total
I retreat
To the sky
Close all the doors and windows
And watch the clouds

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

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”

Life Doubled: Senryu

LIFE DOUBLED

These shaded feelings
Why did we not express them?
Words cannot describe

Mahakasyapa

MAHAKASYAPA

Not a word spoken
“Pick up flower, subtle smile”
Message clear enough

Open Secret

OPEN SECRET

Droplets a-sparkle
Wink in the sudden sunshine
Nothing more to say

Spellmeister II

SPELLMEISTER II

Exhausted
Lets go words
Lets go all images

In vivid silence
String quartets
Sprout pirouettes

Free of intent
Dances and teases
Patterns born of chaos

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