Tanka – Grief (1)


Tanka – Grief (1)

Willows gently bend

Trailing low in elegance

Drooping in their grief

As did poor Ophelia

Doomed and weeping in silence

© Ann Bagnall 2015.

Sir John Everett Millais, Bt Ophelia 1851-2
Sir John Everett Millais, Bt
Ophelia 1851-2

2 thoughts on “Tanka – Grief (1)

    1. Thanks! She is inextricably linked with willows for me. I wanted to include it but because it is a Tanka and limited by syllables I think it sounds a bit clumsy (or unexpected lol), but as she is 4 syllables it didn’t give me much to play with!

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