A 2022 Tanka

Last day of old year
Dawns with tired resignation
Holding her dry breath –
Desiring the calendar
to turn a shiny new page.

Image by NoName_13 from Pixabay
A tanka is an ancient form of Japanese poem – the first two lines describe an experience; the third is a kind of pivot that leads into the last two lines that express a deeper or more transcendental meaning. The strict syllable pattern is 5/7/5/7/7 (not always observed.)

Published by wonderingpilgrim

Not really retired but reshaped and reshaping. Now a pilgrim at large ready to engage with what each day brings.

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