poetry, Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

Evil Feelings Understood through Poetry


My priest recently was speaking about “feelings” and he mentioned that feelings are not evil unless we will them.  Thinking on this point is the foundation of my haiku or Senryu below:


My post here is an acceptance of Colleen Chesebro Challenge Tanka Poetry; her challenge is to use the synonyms for the words “Belief and Strange” my choice was “Feelings for Belief and New for Strange” –

Unless the will be
set aside— evil feelings
new guilt admitted

6 thoughts on “Evil Feelings Understood through Poetry”

  1. I agree, anger, jealousy, envy . . . all human emotions, but it’s how we react to these feelings that determine who we are and sometimes we have to put our egos aside. Great Senryū!


  2. A powerful statement about the ego, too, I think. The power of the mind is amazing. Well done. I would call this a Senryu since it deals with human emotions and not nature. What do you think? ❤

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      1. LOL! I’m not much of an expert, really. I’m still learning about new forms of poetry every day. ❤


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