Full Tanka – Blissful Thinking


‘If haiku is the sashimi of poetry, tanka is its heartier hand roll cousin.’

I am giving the Tanka writing challenge a go as I have a keen interest in the Japanese culture, and so this appealed to me straight away. This is my first tanka and I haven’t written poems in a long time so bear with me..

When sleep gets better
Hand fits like the perfect glove
Room full of people
Yet in unison as one
Entwined so effortlessly

Not a day without
Life would come to a standstill
A delicate soul
And the purest of all hearts
Soothing, loving, me.