Acedia Mood: A #TankaTuesday #TankaProse

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hidden sun

silence from the cicadas

this Autumnal day

A thirst for more than water

beside a vessel more than full

Still, the weight. An unseen sorrow, an ennui. Too many days in this den? Too much stifling heat or suffocating humidity? Or is it the ambitious expectations too high to meet: a new journal barely scribbled in, a serial of travel posts undone?

Or the inevitable, seasonal turn toward Autumn?

Coolness prevailed yesterday and reigns today. The cricket choirs and Katydid accompanists fill the growing nights. Tinges of yellow appear on the crabapple leaves.

A deep sorrow, born of clinging to the transitory. How we desperately hold on to what passes away.

Instead of breathing, bowing, and letting go.

an overcast sky

pen a mournful dirge

for summer’s end

Adirondack and Green Mountains

so far away this year

for Kiwinana’s #Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 110 – Water & Thirst


Real Toads’ The Tuesday Platform (imagined by Sanaa Rizvi)

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  1. Sorrow is indeed fed by the energy we put into holding on to what won’t stay put… Might as well say adios to the heat… and welcome knee-high boots, skirts, and cool hats… Winter though, I shall aim all kinds of finger-gestures to that frigid friend when he starts lurking into my bones. 😀

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  2. This is such a beautifully evocative write, Frank ❤ Autumn is my favorite season too which is why I resonate strongly with “A deep sorrow, born of clinging to the transitory. ” 😊

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  3. I like the heart in this piece, and how it brings to mind that holding on to anything impermanent is folly and keeps us from fully enjoying what is right at that moment.

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