Lathe, or: Loom

A shadorma

I'd settle
for my daughter's self-
confidence;
happiness;
health; heart; humor; humanity; 
her forging her fate...

#TankaTuesday

This shadorma was written for Colleen Chesebro’s prompt to write a syllabic poem on Anita Dawes’ theme of “What You Wish For”.


Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

41 thoughts on “Lathe, or: Loom”

  1. Oh yes and yes … beautiful! I long for the same for each of my adult children. โค๏ธ

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