Your father, or: Your faith

A ‘Magnetic Poem’ tanka

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tiny happy girl
you innocent joyful child
your father loves you
your faith fascinates me so
little blooming soul believes


  • For this poem, I decided to make use of the ‘Love Set’ on the Magnetic Poetry website;
    • This is only the 2nd time that I’ve used this set;
    • I think this is a brand new set of virtual magnets;
  • I once again opted for a tanka, rather than a haiku;
    • The extra two lines (14 syllables) provide a greater challenge, as well as a larger canvas;
  • This particular poem is a reflection of my love for my six-year-old daughter (obviously, right?);
  • I searched for and found the featured image only after I had written the entire tanka;
    • This is a free stock photo – it is not a photo of my daughter;
      • Back when she was born, we decided to keep photos of her offline.

46 thoughts on “Your father, or: Your faith”

  1. A delightful Tanka! I don’t use my sons’ names on line and only their photos now that they’re adult with permission… A wise move on the part of your wife and yourself…

    1. My daughter’s name is on my father’s Wikipedia page, but I’m not the one who put it there (although I haven’t taken it off either)… but we’re sticking to no-online-photos.


  2. David,

    This tanka is Adorable. โค๏ธ Have you and your daughter read A.A. Milne’s “Now We Are Six”? Bet you both will love it.


  3. So sweet ๐Ÿ˜Š and I respect your decision not to share images of her as she is too young to make an informed decision regarding this.

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