Tanka 04

Amorphous time made
sharp and gleaming, shaped by the
prophets of its age
now martyrs buried too young
the sculpture left unfinished

Counting syllables is getting easier with each attempt. The economy of language can be fun. You’re looking for a mix of short, bouncy words to create direction, and longer ones that can let a thought linger.

Author: AJM

Writer, sociologist, Unitarian Universalist.

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