For This I Die (tanka)

For this I must die

Thought a flower on the ground

By it fell a tear

Which suffered the same sadness

On that lonely lover’s night


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suzettenaples 19 months ago from Taos, NM

What a beautiful and poignant poem. So expressive and a great comparison. I enjoyed reading this and I love the image with it.


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janshares 19 months ago from Washington, DC

Hi Mhatter99. Beautifully expressed grief and longing for love. Always a pleasure to read your work, the master of expression. Voted up and beautiful.

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