Four Tanka

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~~ 1 ~~
 
Sing me a riddle:
How many crooked pathways
make a journey whole?
How much food for sustenance
will you need on the long walk?
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
Making no progress
while trying to navigate
her soul’s deep waters,
she struggles to breathe slowly
to conserve her energy.
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
Murmuring prayers
that could double as weapons,
a renegade priest
transforms wine into water—
his convoluted world view.
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
Run to the orchard!
It is time to name the fruit
clinging to the trees,
and to pick the juiciest
with your deft and practiced hand.

 
Tanka © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 221

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Posted on October 18, 2015, in 5-7-5-7-7, tanka, The Sunday Whirl and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Perhaps all crooked paths lead back to the apple tree – sounds like a pretty good destination all in all

  2. I like the way you have used the wordle words in longer poemlets! Well done.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I like your phrase “longer poemlets”! 😉

      On Sun, Oct 18, 2015 at 6:09 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:

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  3. Oh I like the thought of naming the fruits—

  4. I love the fourth. And this:
    ” How many crooked pathways
    make a journey whole?”

  5. The second one caught my imagination!

  6. Life is a riddle in itself, let alone setting new ones for us. Number 2 does however suggest…suggestive things!

  7. There is so much fun in the gathering of fruits. This situation often relates to not having to let go of opportunities! Excellent tanka MMT!

    Hank

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