Anticipation: Tanka

This tanka is for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday, using synonyms for the words experience and new.



through space and time I travel

novel paths explored


treasures buried in a phrase

discovered, they haunt my dreams


I went to West Deptford Township Public Library yesterday to return my books and renew one. Of course, I left with a new stack, even though I have books piled by my bed and a long list on my Kindle.








25 thoughts on “Anticipation: Tanka

  1. Even though I buy books, the library sees me often. I have piles everywhere in the house. When my husband is out of town, I sleep with books all over the bed. “Oh, nothing furnishes a room like books.”

    I think I’ll check on Emma in the Night . . .

  2. I love your “novel paths.” I have four reviews waiting to be written and have just started my fifth read last night. I’m a voracious reader so I understand and respect your passion. A lovely Tanka that brings me happiness! ❤

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  4. The book reading sculpture was sweet and your words were, too. I like the expression, “like a well turned phrase.” 🙂
    I love the library and their pleasant staff faces and “new” books and “Boomerang” movies. (3 days for new ones, but 7 days for a stack of 20 films or any type of DVD’s.)

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