Lamentation

image from one life

how can I tell you

of fire that leads through darkness

the oft enflamed soul

         dead, but for the life He breathes,

    in measured syllabic praise?


This verse follows the style of  a tanka: the structure is that of a haiku followed by two additional lines of seven syllables each: 5-7-5-7-7.
*Drawing copyright and used by permission from Wallie's Wentletrap.

		
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