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