This Cloud – A Gogyohka

wp-1590698807814.jpgthis cloud, generations old
cavalier cruelty has me bawling again
in search of air I walk to the park
no sign of the sun
yet, a toddler chases butterflies

Pat R


In response to the theme this week over at Colleen’s for Tanka Tuesday is a quote offered by Merril

“How fare that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”

– William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice.

To read more about the challenge or to participate go here

Also linked to OLN Open Link Night over at dVerse Poet’s Pub where Grace is hosting. Go have a look see here





33 responses to “This Cloud – A Gogyohka

  1. Ohhhh, so you did see the video, news reports. Really nice poem, Pat–you made something beautiful from the hideous and tragic evil, and that takes strength and “stretch”. It may take awhile before I can collect myself.


  2. A delicately powerful Gogyohka cloud, Pat. I love your interpreattaion of the Shakespeare quotation, the unsettling balance between ‘cavalier cruelty’ and a toddler chasing butterflies. Life is not a walk in the park, but a walk in the park can make all the difference.

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  3. Pingback: Weekly Poetry Challenge Stars | Theme Prompt, No. 179: Shakespeare Quote – Word Craft ~ Prose and Poetry

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