Monday, January 18, 2010
No. 2 Pencil & Tanka Poem
Today: quiet day...
a day to sit with long dreams.
Hold this boat steady.
Hold this Foolish heart so still.
A quiet day in deep rain.
Drawing - 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
This was from the No. Pencil series I had done the weekend after Christmas, but I forgot to share it.
The poem is my first attempt at a Tanka poem which I first learned from Dan Gurney.
I very much like the syllabic structure: 5 - 7 - 5 - 7 - 7.
The heartfelt place this poem came from was soon covered in laughter (at myself) as I sat here rolling my eyes to the ceiling to think, silently mouthing the words while simultaneously tapping my finger on the edge of the table. Hahahaha! Hope I got it right!
Ahhhh, the sacred and the profane! So deep. So silly. Me.