Tanka: The Last Touch

Featured Image - The Last Touch

Watercolor Art by Donna Matthews

the last to touch you
bone-tired undertakers
desperate for sleep
returning you to the earth
cold, dusty dirt your comfort


Author’s Notes:

Hey y’all, thanks for visiting the Go Dog Go Cafe and I hope you enjoyed reading today’s selection. I am Donna Matthews, a born and bred Texan who can usually be found writing, painting, taking pictures, or traveling the world on foot. I’m all about love, people, sharing, and doing life together and would love to get to know you. I host two blogs…the first, The DJ Ranch, documents my personal adventures while the second, Slay The Chaos, focuses on mindsets, technology, productivity and organization. Come on over for a visit sometime 💙

Today’s entry, The Last Touch, is Day 30 of 31 Nights: A Walk Through The Valley of Death

The above poem is written in the form of tanka. The tanka form is generally a short poem with the following pattern 5-7-5-7-7. In its purest form, tanka poems are most commonly written as expressions of gratitude, love, or self-reflection and can be read forward and backward. Learn more about poetry styles here.

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