A deep tanka
eyes closed, I focus downwards into meaning's depths ~experiencing~ hearing others burrowing listening below surface
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 ‘The Print the Whales Make’.
36 thoughts on “The listening, or: Burrowing of the mole”
Listening is really can really be very intense.
Yes, very much so, Björn.
Thanks, Amber 🙂
Love this! To listen intently and observe the surroundings is undoubtedly wise 💝💝
I do my best, Sanaa 😉
Sounds and earth… the basics. Nice choice!
😊 Susan 😊