Rapid Ruminations (Tanka)

Cognition scatters

Cyclonic thoughts ebb and flow

Covert turmoil brings

A cacophony of sound

A centrifugal vortex

∼ ∞ ∼
I may be silent but what is in my head is as loud as a violent tornado…….
Tanka:  an unrhymed Japenese poem with 5 lines in a 5/7/5/7/7 syllable structure.

Failure (Senryu)

Smeared with failures’ dung

dashed power of one

my castrated life

                                                                           ∼ ∞ ∼

I am embalmed in a bit of self pity right now as it appears that my career as a nurse is over due to ill health.  Nursing is a field not friendly to health problems and limitations.  

Senryu: same as Haiku structure but the theme is generally related to feelings or relationships while Haiku stresses nature