Tanka 11042015

to stand there to
the constant ebb and flow
is a habit
like any intended
to just come and go

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24 thoughts on “Tanka 11042015

  1. ErikaKind

    I love that! It shows the constant motion of giving and taking, making decisions, compromises, but also the excursion towards new shores and the coming back with new insights. Your poem actually feels to me like a picture of the circle of life – birth and death, coming and going – reincarnation.

  2. Mélanie

    SSS = simply splendid and stunning… HL = huge like! 🙂
    * * *
    my very best, tons of inspiration and have a serene weekend! cheers, Mélanie – Toulouse, FRANCE, “old” Europe… 🙂

  3. reocochran

    I see flexibility in your words of coming and going. The sea’s ebbing and flowing means constant change but also I see the natural consequences of actions and reactions. Smiles, Robin

  4. Elouise

    I’m reminded of times when I want to ‘just come and go’ instead of allowing the ‘constant ebb and flow’ to resolve. Intentional focus is indeed a ‘habit’ of being. Lovely.
    Elouise

  5. camillae

    Yes to all of the comments above – this is like a river, and one can easily see life like a river. But not necessarily life as a whole, linear notion – but the temporality of everyday moments. In other words, everything you ever do should flow in and out of itself like an undulating tide, and I think humans can tell (even if they repress this inkling) if they are living as a river or as a part of parched desert. Life should always have flow.

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