Monday, September 4, 2017

Sins of the father - a Tanka

                                                                   Author: Barnard, Frederick, 1846-1896
Image: The Moment of Truth (here)

The moment of truth
Sadly on reflection, why?
Sins of the father
Squarely borne by a sibling
Who took over the burden

Chev's Carpe Diem #1249 - despair

9 comments:

  1. Very nice tanka Hank ... I like the deeper spiritual layer.

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  2. And on and on it goes through the ages

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  3. Like the deep approach in your tanka.

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  4. Well composed tanka. (the depth of it is left to us)

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  5. I like the way you have expanded on the phrase 'the sins of the father', Hank.

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  6. I like your choice of image, fitting the theme well especially when accompanied by your tanka. Your use of a question in the second line feels creative and effective. Janice (Ontheland)

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  7. "Sins of the father", interesting, this phrase has been rattling around my head lately...oh, how it stings. Nice work.

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  8. Both poem and image are excellent, Hank!

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