clouds reflect my mood,
rolling to the sea, endless
cycles streaming throughout time
stormy skies and light
the appearance of a deer
like a gift to me,
answering a call,
now a need,
now the light.
I walk on, heart more joyful,
the river flows on.
A shadorma sequence for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday, using synonyms for character and wild. This was inspired by a walk I took yesterday.
This is really beautiful, Merril.
Thank you so much, Jill.
(And congratulations on your recent publications!)
Thanks, Merril! I appreciate that.
You’re very welcome!
The appearance of a deer is truly a gift 🙂 Your poem is beautiful. When you’re down, make a poem out of it.
Thank you so much, Marie! 🙂
Great post 🙂
The deer, merely an agent
sent to deliver light
right when you needed it most
knows that hope for some
comes when least expected.
Thank you, Ken. Yes, exactly!
Like a crystalized moment in time. Your words have a wonderful clarity and light. (K)
Thank you so much, Kerfe!
What a fabulous walk! I felt like your words were a meditation – bringing me into your sacred space. What a gift! I have goosebumps. ❤
Thank you so much, Colleen! I appreciate your kind words. I’m usually a pretty upbeat person, but the last few months have been a strain, and then I got some disappointing news, so I was in a foul mood. I decided to take a walk and get some fresh air, and it went from there. It was kind of an odd time to see a deer, too–around 2:30 PM–so it did seem like a special gift.
I liked writing the shadorma in a sequence like that. 🙂
I know how that is sometimes, Merril. The deer was there to brighten your day for sure. It’s interesting. You needed the gift. ❤
Yes, I did. Thank you!
Glowering! That was unexpected even as a first word!
I hope I get a joyful sign like your deer. Felix is at the vet again today! Now he had to have an enema and still has bladder issues. I had 1.5 hours of sleep (not about me, I know).
I hope it was unexpected in a good way. 🙂 I hope you get a joyful sign, too. Poor Felix and poor you. I hope you both have a better night.
Yes, a good way. Sorry, I am so exhausted I barely know what end is up. Poor us is right. This has been a lousy two weeks, and on top of the summer, my exhaustion level is ludicrous. Then there is that poor boy. He has been through so much! Thanks, Merril!
Those clouds are so low and funky. I have been in that type of mood myself.
Thankfully deer and other pretty things come in and change them.
Yes, thankfully they do–and we can appreciate them. Thanks, Dale!
The deer as a silver lining
Gorgeous Shadorma, Merril! I loved the idea of the glowering clouds and the appearance of the deer a gift––just beautiful imagery. ❤
Thank you very much, Vashti!
You’re welcome. 🙂