Meditation ( tanka )

by Keira Pickard   Feb 8, 2021


Shutting my eyes takes
the heaviness of the world
off my slumped shoulders -
so I'll seel them shut. Now I
Can fly off on lighter wings...

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Keira Pickard 2021

* Tanka is a traditional form of Japanese poetry, consisting of a 5,7,5,7,7 syllable count. This was written for homework!

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  • 2 weeks ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Great to see another poem from you! Not only is this a beautiful message of self-care, taking time to calm our own worries and anxieties, but it also serves as an important and necessary reminder that we cannot solve the world's problems. Sometimes, we have to detach ourselves from what's going on. Not because we don't care, only that we probably care and feel so much, and there have to be moments where we can realize what we can and can't control. Of course, that's easier said than done though. The weight of the world is heavy on us all... but maybe that unites us in our humanity. That we feel similar burdens and pressures, and we're all just trying to breathe and do what we can. "Meditation" can mean a lot of things to different people. Whether it's guided meditation, specific mental exercises or a simple breathing one, it can definitely help!

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Brenda

    Well done, your teacher/dad is a tough grader lol..

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    So good, I can hear my own heartbeat. :)

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Star

    Beautiful!! Havent read nor written a tanka in a while.

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Another D-

    :)

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