waning moon’s release
old thoughts collect, mold, and chase
it’s grip overtakes
not granting the slumber craved
daybreak a’last! melts
along the body
worn as skin
mind may ease, but never leaves
for life’s unjust ways
I have used the shadorma form with a syllable count of 3/5/3/3/7/5 for each stanza. This was written in response to Tanka Tuesday’s prompt for Synonyms Only. This month Gwen Plano chose the words, dawn and twilight. Therefore, I used the words waning and daybreak in my poem.
Thank you for reading. Have a great day and may your dreams be pleasant.
With a grateful heart,
© Heather ~ Home Study From The Grateful Heart All Rights Reserved 2021