I’ll Be


I’ll Be: A Tanka*

I’ll be the wind that
whispers comfort to your soul
I’ll be the water
that washes, heals your burnt holes
after you’re engulfed in flames.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

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In response to May Book Prompts –  by Sarah Doughty and MahWrites.

Today’s prompt is When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris.

When You Are Engulfed in Flames

*Tanka is a classic form of Japanese poetry related to the haiku with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables. (5, 7, 5, 7, 7)

38 thoughts on “I’ll Be”

  1. Beautiful Ema, I really like the different elements that you included in your poem. They add power to the poem. And I also love the juxtaposed idea of “healing” yet, the reveling in “enflaming”.
    Lovely work my dear friend!
    ❤ Dajena

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