distant shores mandala s

gathering like fire,
 these memories leave me swept
on abandoned shores–

I disintegrate in words
 trying to unspell the past

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For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday, with synonyms for congregate and passion.

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Memory is indeed a tricky thing.



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27 responses to “besieged”

  1. V.J. Knutson says :

    Memory is a tricky thing – well said.

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  2. Sharon Mann says :

    I love your art and words today. Lately, I have had lots of solitude and surprising memories are flooding back.

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  3. rivrvlogr says :

    Can we unspell the past? Perhaps our perception of it, if that’s what is needed. Not to say that we should deny it, rather find comfort in the positive and decide not to perpetuate the negative.

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  4. merrildsmith says :

    I like that unspell could mean to unwrite or it could mean to unenchant.
    Memory is a tricky thing.

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  5. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    Wonderful words and art

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  6. Jodi says :

    trying to unspell the past……… hmmmmm

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  7. memadtwo says :

    Looks like a beautiful cake and now I’m hungry. N.


  8. Betty Hayes Albright says :

    I too love the idea of unspelling the past. Contemplating…. 🤔

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  9. alethakuschan says :

    wonderful poetry about tricky memory !

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  10. Colleen Chesebro says :

    How marvelous! I love your artwork. Now, what was I saying? LOL! The perfect Tanka for me. 😀 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Vashti Q says :

    Great Tanka! The last two lines are wonderful. 😀

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