Sleep now child and dream

without fear of violence–

hold hope in your heart

through the somber images

gambol into the future



Franz Marc, “Red Deer,” [Public Domain], Wikipedia

This tanka is for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday, using synonyms for afraid and grave.  I didn’t go with the Halloween theme.





43 thoughts on “Dream

  1. How splendid! Your poem reads likes a lullaby. I love it, Merril. And, you’re right – Jane’s blue horses go with it perfectly. ❤

  2. Pingback: Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 108, “Afraid & Grave”, #SynonymsOnly – Colleen Chesebro ~ The Faery Whisperer

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