#Tanka Tuesday 10/24/17…as Halloween comes…

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge poses the prompts “Eerie” and “Costume.” So appropriate, with Halloween around the corner. See if you can guess which short story inspired this tanka:


Eerie moonlit mist

guest in a red death costume

at the masquerade

how many tomorrows will come

before the clock’s final gong?


UPDATE: for dVerse Poets Pub’s Tuesday Poetics, too!


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  1. I always think of Gibran and a segment of his work from The Prophet, On children, where tomorrows are concerned.
    “For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
    which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.”
    Everyone’s tomorrows are limited, we just don’t know how much so.

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