Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Another day has come and I was very busy with CDHK as you have noticed I think. I had a lot of spare time today, but now there are other things who need my attention. So this Tanka Splendor episode will be a short one.
Today our prompt is loneliness and I think that is a great theme for tanka.
after the quarrel with her
I sit down
trying to forget her
with a bottle of scotch
A strong feeling of loneliness in this tanka and that's the beauty of tanka. You can tell a lot within just five lines.
As I re-read the above tanka a haiku I wrote several years ago came in mind. It's a haiku in which the loneliness is enclosed in very strong way.
through the city park near by
just the wind and me
|Loneliness (painting by Hans Thoma; National Museum Warsaw)