My first Tanka


when our fingers touch
you flow through me like water
rehydrating me
lead me into your river
so that I may drown in you

© Jane Paterson Basil


18 thoughts on “My first Tanka

      1. I think people do sometimes lose themselves in a relationship and it can turn really into something bad. We want no boundaries but then actually we need them even with our beloveds….

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        1. I have known love, and I’ve known obsession. There is nothing beloved about obsession, whereas love is unselfish and beautiful. 38 years ago I gave up the man I loved because I knew his life would be better without me. It has been, and I have no regrets. I will always love him, and I smile every day when I picture his apologetic smile.

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