Monday, February 14, 2011

A Tanka for Valentine's Day

While I presented (well, I tried to) a Valentine's Day love poem in the previous post, there is always the other side of the love story.

This is my first effort in writing a poem for OneStopPoetry. It is in the Japanese tanka form and tells the story of a my favorite prose subject, the lonely, longing loser.

“I’ll never hurt you,”
Angel carved into my heart –
A promise unkept.
"Never again," she professed,
But all of them do, in time.


  1. true enough ~ never learn ~ nice one Joseph ~Lib

  2. Your short stuff is really powerful.
    Nicely done!