Happiness (Tanka)


I ink happiness
in fleeting flights of fancy —
God inks happiness
in timeless torrents of love
where joy overflows in praise

For Eugi's Weekly Prompt, "Happiness" and Sammi's Weekend Prompt "Ink," in 22 words
A tanka uses the 5/7/5/7/7 syllabic form.

Author: dorahak

The unearned splendor of being means we can always meet on a common plane of gratitude, aiming in conversation, art, and writing towards (as poet George Herbert said) “something understood.”

19 thoughts on “Happiness (Tanka)”

    1. Susan,
      You got it! It’s a paradoxical thing for us self-centered natures to understand but our ultimate joy is not in praising ourselves but our Maker . . . because He loved us first while we were yet self-centered, blind sinners. Thank you for reading.


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