Our stories are often only available to share before change alters the moment. And if we do not see through the mist to the story when the opportunity presents itself, it does often evaporate and disappear. Thank you for reminding me of the importance of sharing stories and hearing hearts as they speak. These stories make us bigger and wider and deeper in the sharing! Turning back is seldom possible; for even the turning back is a new beginning.
Congratulations Jenny, and thank you for sharing this with us.
It was literally quite a shock to me to read a tanka after so many weeks of shorter form haiku. Rather than capturing an experience, I was struck by how much more story-like the 5-line poem is, and how it offers a different set of opportunities for raising and exploring situations and thoughts. And this is a perfect example.
Across the 5 unpunctuated lines, there are so many ways of reading this, so much to ponder and muse. I am so glad Tinywords gave us the weekend to ponder it over!