I typically always do the same thing for my poetry: 5 haikus sandwiched between 2 tankas. But I decided to mix things up by changing my format. This is 4 stanzas with 8 syllables for each line.
Is a picture worth a thousand words? I’m not sure, but I feel like a picture is at least worth a Haiku poem.
I created all of these images myself.
I wrote this poetry with my father’s photography in mind. The seven stanzas are as follows: a beginning Tanka, 5 Haiku, and a final Tanka. I hope these images and words inspire your day.
I made this poetry with the inspiration of the following photos sent to me by my father.
I hope you enjoy!
Stuck No More
Whispers in the wind,
Thoughts walking over themselves:
Can it really be?
Clockwork gears overturning.
My heart lies on strings,
Feeling all perturbations,
Those stress vibrations—
Like a spider does for prey,
But praying for relation.
Let’s Update the Plot
It’s so arrogant
For one generation to
Presume that it “has
Always been this way” and worse
Still that it shouldn’t be changed.