Unquenchable (tanka)

Unquenchable thirst –
drink from the fountain of wild
yet plain, I remain –
sixty years of repressed fire
shall not be easily quelled.

(Tuesdays, I borrow from Twitter. Image my own)

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

19 thoughts on “Unquenchable (tanka)”

  1. Good morning, VJ. I love the poem (as usual, I can very much relate), and the image is very intriguing as well. I did not know what a tanka was, so I looked it up. Japanese 5-7-5-7-7. An expanded haiku? As well as enjoying your work, I learned something again today, so thank you. πŸ™‚

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