Thursday, 19 November 2009

after your death
I experienced for the first time
as a poet
the inadequacy
of words

Modern English Tanka V3 No2 Winter 2008


Kristin Riggs said...

Some feelings are too deep for mere words. I completely identify with this, Paul. So beautifully put, dear friend.

Paul Smith said...

Thank you Kristin, I am blessed by your words.

Anonymous said...

Paul your Tanka paints deep emotions - my dad passed away in May - silence unlocks the door of beautiful memories. i enjoyed your sharing.


father died today
as i close my eyes
my tears wave good-bye

David in Maine USA

Paul Smith said...

Hi David,thanks for dropping by and sharing your own haiku.
Yes silence has a wonderful way of unlocking doors and opening up new avenues.

One of the reasons I enjoy short-form poetry is that they allow so much space/silence within for the poet/reader to explore in their own time.

Devika said...

Liked this, Paul :)

its so straightforwardly put that it conveys the feelings quite well,


Dave Serjeant said...

I can identify so much with this - three years on, I still find the words inadequate.

Paul Smith said...

Hi Devika & Dave, thank you for your time and comments, it is always good to hear when a poem has spoken.

Kristin Riggs said...

Paul...I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

God bless,

Paul Smith said...

Thank you Kristin, yet again your heart shines through.