Friday, August 19, 2016

Melancholy strings tugged hard

                                                                   Attribution: Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren
Image: Flying together (here)

a. I
depressive mood reigned
melancholy strings tugged hard
dark clouds in the sky
a tell-tale sign to be sad
sunshine must impose its will

a. II
alone by oneself
inviting feelings of loss
for security
when birds fly in unison
worry never in their minds

For Chev's CARPE DIEM # 1028  -  sadness and
Toni's at d'Verse's MTB  -  tanka

16 comments:

  1. That's why when you're feeling down, you should seek the company of others.

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  2. love the contrast between the fellowship of the flock and the "alone by oneself"

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  3. Gayle Walters RoseAugust 19, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    It seems birds have the right idea...to flock together and keep the blues at bay. Nice, Hank!

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  4. I like to fly like those birds too...no worries at all!

    Thanks for joining us Hank!

    Grace

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  5. I think sometimes, we need to be part of something larger when we are feeling down.

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  6. A flock of social
    birds IS A human
    way.. electronic
    fingers
    die
    A sLow
    teXt SonG AFFray..:)

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  7. Having a buddy nearby sure helps with the mood as one's life does fly

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  8. Nothing like a friend or friendly phone to call to brighten a gloomy day.

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  9. Loneliness is an awful state of mind which I can relate to .
    Wonderfully expressed here.
    Yvonne.

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  10. Indeed, we all need each other in such times. Excellent write.

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  11. The second one is perfect... Learn from the birds (I can hear their laughter)

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  12. No worries AND the ability to fly... Where do I sign up, Hank?

    Have a great weekend!

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  13. The second tanka is excellent. But, if submitting two tanka, they need to be separated with a I. and a II. Glad you found ths prompt useful as well as for Carpe Diem.

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  14. beautiful tanka, you seem to write more tanka than haiku nowadays Hank. These are real beauties.

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