Worldly Smirk (a Tanka)

The Ekphrastic poetry workshop I attended on Wednesday was an inspiring event, and here I have written a tanka about a clay figurine as depicted in my Featured Image above.

Worldly Smirk (a Tanka)

I do not know you

But your glassy eyes know me

Why that worldly smirk

I have a million questions

Do you have all the answers

Ivor Steven (c) May 2022

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

22 thoughts on “Worldly Smirk (a Tanka)”

    1. Yeah. … I wasn’t sure what to write about the piece.. and that’s how I came up with the words. β€œI do not know you” πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ƒ


  1. OH! What an interesting cool character! And your poem is perfection. Ivor! πŸ™‚ He does look like someone I’d like to meet and question! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ He makes me think of Jack Kerouac. πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚
    PS…That Mr. Young song always brings some tears.

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    1. The same here Neil’s song πŸ₯² I thought maybe a bit like Tom Waits πŸŽΆπŸ’• Thanks for appreciating my Tanka Carolyn which I wrote at my CHW sprint session on Friday.. and my poetry editor thought it was fabulous too πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸŒ

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