Sated, my soul rests


Bathed in the essence of us

What now, I ask you


Head in your hands no words fill


The immense chasm between us.


Linda Lee Lyberg
Author’s note: This is my first time to participate in Jilly’s Half-a-poem Challenge by writing the first part of a Somonka.   A somonka is a type of Japanese poetry framed in two tankas. It has love as the central theme and is a short love-letter exchanged by the persons involved.  The mechanics are as follows:


The Somonka is:
• a poem in 10 lines, made up of 2 tankas.
• syllabic, 5-7-5-7-7 5-7-5-7-7 syllables per line.
• composed in the form of statement-response,
• often written by 2 poets, one writing the statement the other the response but a single poet can write both parts.
• titled.
• unrhymed.
• built around the theme of love.” (The information is from, please click the somonka link to go to the site)

This is open to everyone- Please join in to write the response or the second part to complete the poem.

Photo by JOHN TOWNER on Unsplash

18 Comments on “Aftermath

  1. Hooray! I’m so glad you are joining in and I look forward to completing this Samonka. Feel free to swim around in the pool and find some Challenge that you care to complete as well.

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