Shadows Reinterpreted #tanka


Image Credit: © Sally Cronin

Stuck in my own trap
Towering walls block the view
I can hear the sea
Doesn’t the flotsam of life
Prove there is more beyond me?


OK, if you don’t understand the title, look up Plato’s allegory of the cave.  But more than just the cave allegory, I was thinking of this quote by Plato (a conclusion of the same story): “Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.


Written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge.  This week was a photo challenge.  The photo at the top of the page is by Sally Cronin.  I wrote a tanka this time, and I’m sure I was one of the few this week to base my tanka on a quote by Plato ;)

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