Caressed, or: Suppressed

sprouts caressed by sun
earth soft, warm, fertile, luscious
air pregnant, thick, full
abundant, teeming, laden
stuffed nostrils, nose suffering

Shabbat shalom!

I have scheduled this tanka to be published while I am offline for Shabbat -enjoy!

36 thoughts on “Caressed, or: Suppressed”

        1. Plakshi, I’m over here in Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

          Feel free to call me David. In Hebrew, the word ‘ben’ means ‘son of’. So I am David ‘ben’ Alexander.

          Sincerely,
          David

          1. Thatโ€™s really interesting. In many South Indian cultures as well people donโ€™t have surnames but they take their fatherโ€™s first name as their last name or often add son to their fatherโ€™s name to create their own last name. Thanks for clarifying David!

          2. It’s not really my last name – it’s just the pen name that I use for writing. My last name is ‘Bogomolny’, which means ‘he who prays to God’ in Russian ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. me too – but at such a price. I think I’m going to speak to my dr about getting serious medication for next Spring.

      have you found anything that helps you, Filipa?

      -David

      1. Ohh! right.

        Poets use each word in a different new meaning. And I find it amazing.

        Can you tell me 4-5 words which you use and why?

        1. I’m not sure what you mean, Lokesh – I use different words in different poems… If you have a question about any specific words, I’d be happy to answer

          ๐Ÿ™
          David

  1. Ha! I’m already using up far too much Kleenex! I’ve bad allergies during Spring and Autumn. I can relate to this!

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