Tanka 1

kind wolf tried to mend
eagle’s bitter troubled soul
with a loving heart
when the time came for eagle 
to fly, wolf blest her tired wings

©️2021 KT Workman

(Note: A tanka is a form of Japanese poetry made up of 5 lines containing 31 syllables. The 1st line has 5 syllables; 2nd, 7 syllables; 3rd , 5 syllables; 4th , 7 syllables; 5th, 7syllables. It can have any theme.)


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KT Workman

KT Workman grew up in the rural South without the benefit of cell phones or the Internet, a time and place that has heavily influenced her writing. To this day, when she puts pen to paper—or fingers to keyboard—nine times out of ten her mind veers south onto that old, familiar road. It goes home. KT resides in Arkansas where she writes a wide variety of gothic and speculative fiction, poetry, and dabbles in watercolor painting and amateur photography.

8 thoughts on “Tanka 1”

  1. Love this KT, especially all the contrasts within your imagery. The eagle that is a symbol of freedom, flies with a troubled soul, and the wolf who has been hunted mercilessly for centuries blesses that bitter soul. Wow!

    Elizabeth

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