#Tanka: Finding Clarity


Querent and Seer

Spoken and unspoken words

Sent out, sent up – heard!

Words whispered by candle’s glow

Answers shuffled like cards, draw


Seeker and Finder

Listen close and look within

What is seen and heard?

Observation paints this tale

Clarity rests like dew drops


Β© Thela Foxgood 2020

This week’s theme prompt is “Finding Clarity” chosen by Ken Gierke.

A Tanka poem follows the syllable style of: 5/7/5/7/7

Composed for Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 166, #Theme Prompt

Cover photo by Martin Adams


  1. TooFullToWrite

    Love both perspectives here. I had to read them more than once and was pleasantly surprised to see the first one was a rallying cry and the second one an introspective question. Marvellous use of the form on both counts πŸ™‚


  2. Brandon

    Clarity has to be worked for, to see 10 more feet in fog, you have to move forward 10 feet.

    Action is necessary to see clearer.

    I love clarity, it brightens up life.
    Thanks for sharing πŸ˜„

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