The listening, or: Burrowing of the mole

A deep tanka

eyes closed, I focus
downwards into meaning's depths
hearing others burrowing
listening below surface

d’Verse Poetics

Prompt: The Print the Whales Make

The above tanka is my response to the d’Verse challenge to write a poem in the first person that compares some trait of ours with something animal.

It should not be a whale, but another creature (mammal, fish, bird, insect, etc.) with which we have something in common. The title should be the animal thing, in the same way Marjorie Saiser chose โ€˜The Print the Whales Makeโ€™.

36 thoughts on “The listening, or: Burrowing of the mole”

  1. Love this! To listen intently and observe the surroundings is undoubtedly wise ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

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