Heated

 

Sprinkling bits of earth

Mahogany coffin gleams

Sunlight contemplates

My heated cheeks, icy eyes

Let his spirit find no peace

 

 

I’ve taken on another of Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday challenge. This week’s challenge was to write a Tanka poem (5/7/5/7/7) with the words ‘peace’ & ‘spirit’ in it. Conjures up holiday feels, right? So, naturally, I went a little dark.

 

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17 thoughts on “Heated

  1. Ooh the depth of emotion in those few words! The passing of this should-have-been loving and loved one shows injustices unresolved. There’s no peace or forgiveness in the passing. Only the bitter taste of hate remains.
    My interpretation took many more words than you did to write! You are the master!

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  2. Pingback: Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #13 – Warm & Cheer – Colleen Chesebro ~ Fairy Whisperer

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