Thoughts Cast Adrift

Private thoughts captured –

Cast upon the seas of doubt –

Will they find landfall

Upon a receptive shore

Or merely drift far away?

 

Padre

 

The Tanka form in English is a poem of five lines with a 5/7/5/7/7 syllable structure.  A true Japanese Tanka counts thirty-one sounds as the Japanese do not count syllables in  Haiku or Tanka.  These poems typically do not have a rhyme structure.

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 141 #PhotoPrompt: Photo Above

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