Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Today I have another prompt for you to work with. Today our prompt is depression and that's maybe not a theme for tanka, as it is mostly a poetry form for love poems, but I think this prompt can challenge you to think out of the box.
Depression? In this prompt I mean the "mood", because in tanka "mood" plays a big role. Let me first try to explain what depression can be.
People with a depressed mood can feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, angry, ashamed or restless. They may lose interest in activities that were once pleasurable, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating, remembering details or making decisions, experience relationship difficulties and may contemplate, attempt or commit suicide. Insomnia, excessive sleeping, fatigue, aches, pains, digestive problems or reduced energy may also be present. (source: wikipedia)