Monday, 3 August 2009

I would
ask the wind
of freedom
but fear I could not
live its truth

Modern English Tanka V3 No4 Summer 2009


Devika said...

Good poem, Paul :)

a whole life-story packed in 5 lines,


Paul Smith said...

Thank you Devika you are very kind. I am heading out to Spain today with my family and will catch up in a week's time. Best wishes Paul.

Devika said...

Oh that was so kind a response....Have a nice trip, Paul :)


Laure said...

Wow Paul! This is positively gorgeous.

I know you will all have a wonderful time in Spain ... *sigh*

Frank Williams said...

A lot to think about in this poem Paul...

John McDonald said...

great couple here Paul

Beryl Singleton Bissell said...

An internal dilemma that strikes close to home. A powerful Tanka.

Paul Smith said...

Thank you all for your comments. This is a favourite of mine and I am so pleased that it has spoken so widely.