"Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.."- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Tanka

The Eyes Of Truth

thoseeyes

when we will have tried
all the limits of this life
we turn to silence
when we exhaust all the paths
we become quiet and wise

when we have lived all
the pains and sorrows of life
we become stronger
and we look deep inside us
to see through the eyes of truth

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memyselfandela, 2013

This is my entry for the Trifecta Challenge.


The One

I will always be
the one to bring you roses
in the middle of
frostbite and dying winter
when your soul finds no blossom

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memyselfandela, 2013

 


one day

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blood floods the lonely
heart, the blue sea of silence
and the eye closes
on distant sunsets of soul
dreaming of one day of light

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memyselfandela, 2012


Elevating Tanka

 

sadness in our heart
black shadows all inside us
learn how to silence
the voice of sadness inside
let us elevate our soul


Broken Tanka

keep waiting for you
I have just seen your shadow
in my memory
smoke covers the face of the
last pieces of broken dreams

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memyselfandela, 2012


life flute tanka

life is like a flute
it has ups and downs , holes and
some imperfections
but if you know how to play
it can be a symphony

 

(photo John Wood)


Seasons of wither

 

seasons of tears

are expanding in my heart

seasons of darkness

come after the light at dusk

thinking of you I wither