This Tanka is for Colleen Chesebro’s challenge.
The Agony and the Ecstasy
Enraged tears flooding
My parched heart swallows anger
The drought is over
The wind will settle in sky
The mermaid will smile again
I watched Gone with the Wind, one of my favourite films, yet again, last weekend. I couldn’t resist snapping a photo of Scarlet’s final scene, because it captures the agony and the ecstasy of the dramatic moment.
Scarlet feels joy because she realises that she loves Rhett, but she also feels sadness for losing him immediately after. And yet, ‘Tomorrow is (always) another day.’ The perfect open end to a perfect novel and film.
I didn’t know this week’s prompt words yet, fury and joy, but the scene and the picture fit perfectly, don’t you think?
Would you like to take part? The rules are simple.
Use synonyms of Colleen’s two-word prompt, this week, joy and fury, write blog post using one of the following poetic forms: haiku, tanka, Haibun, cinquaine or senryu.
Add a picture if you like. Pingback to Colleen’s blog post.