Shadow Games #tanka #haibun


Shadow Games

I am going along, getting on with my life.  I hear a voice, stop and look, You are having fun with your favorite diversion, or so it seems.  You behave like you’re in a show, but are acting only for yourself, for you do not see me here.  And then it hits me, and I have to wonder, do I really see you?

I see your shadow
Absorbed into your pastime
I want to join in
I’m not really part of it
I’m on the outside, looking in


Written for Colleen’s Poetry challenge.  Each week she gives us two keywords, only we must use synonyms only, not the words themselves.  This week  the key words were the poet’s (me ;) ) choice, so I chose “Hobby” and “Play” This week I decided to do a haibun with a tanka.

20 thoughts on “Shadow Games #tanka #haibun

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Vashti! I do love the photo, but it is actually a beach at low tide – the sand flats extend out about a half a mile from the dunes and the water leaves very cool patterns in the sand, patterns made bold in shadows :)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Y. I think a lot of us feel the outsider, but I also feel a lot of us don’t truly (or fairly) see the people around us and the people we think are “in” feel just as “out” as we do…

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