Categories
Tanka

Balance

Joy is uplifting,

Melancholy submerges,

Joy is elusive,

Melancholy’s pervasive,

Seeking to tip the balance!

This is my attempt at Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday, as you know, if you read my blog, I definitely enjoy a Haiku, but Tanka is new to me.

Why not have a go yourself? Tanka is a 31 syllable poem that can be one continuous line or, as I have done, 5 lines with a syllable count running 5,7,5,7,7.

Photo by John-Mark Smith on Pexels.com

19 replies on “Balance”

Thanks for this. Your tanka is lovely. 👏
And thanks to you I just opted in at Coleen’s Tanka Tuesday.
Perhaps, I too could enlighten the world with my poetry like you just enlightened me.
Stay the course. See you inside. (Say hi to Selma if you see her. She’s a shy one, that one) 😉 Be well. I wish you miracles. xoxo, selmamartin.com

Liked by 1 person

Thanks, Laura. I was meant to see this today. If you care to know,
I’m at https://selmamartin.com (though sometimes– and I don’t understand why–) the app sends you knocking at a different door. Sorry, I saw you knocked. Find me at the link I provided, please.

Will see you at Colleen’s one of these fine days. Be well.

Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s