poetry, Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

Knowing the end of the story

In keeping with the theme of my blog, this challenge does have a religious touch.

My post here is an acceptance of Colleen Chesebro Challenge Tanka Poetry; her challenge is to use the synonyms for the words “Happy and Morose” however as she suggested I took this week challenge a little further by mixing Tanka poetry in between a Haiku or hybrid of Haiku/Senryu. If you know whether it be Haiku or Senryu please comment below; explain why.  Honestly I am not sure.

Numerous synonyms will be underlined.

Illusion the snare
crooning of silly ditties
awash with merry!
Secretly indwells a low
clinging to a chimera.

How cold our world is.
No room at the inn; without
Him— Peace can’t enter.

Truth error can’t mix
the devil will have his day!
Knowing story end
delighted the blessed will be
melancholy will be free!

4 thoughts on “Knowing the end of the story”

  1. I’m going to say that your poem stanza in the middle is a Haiku, even though it does not make nature its subject. To me, this Haiku is much too serious to be a Senryu. Also, your words add reflection to the outside world. Read here: https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/09/30/how-to-write-a-senryu-poem-in-english/.

    Now, this is one of the best poems you’ve written. The three stanzas work well together and add emotion to your words. WELL done!! ❤

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