Deeper #Tanka

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto

A portal beckons
Adventurous spirit calls
Fears forbid next step
Yet we drop down to explore
Will we return to share?

***

The secrets lay bare
Harrowing, endless steps loom 
Fiery eyes threaten
Entrenched within crevices 
Shady shackles pull us tighter.

***

Thanks to Sue Vincent for an inspiring Thursday #writephoto prompt Deeper

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45 thoughts on “Deeper #Tanka

  1. Two wonderful tankas, Balroop and I can tell this image drew you in! Although I can sense the dark and forbidding in them both, I still would want to explore the crevice further, what is behind that portal!

  2. A lovely mental picture, as always, Balroop. I’ve often felt that way on an adventure–slightly hesitant, but usually going on anyway. Is that jump too long? Will I land without twisting my ankle? Will I be able to climb back out again?

    Very poignant. : )

  3. The photo is scary, with the thought of going in there. But your tankas put a deeper chill to that thought. Not sure I’d have the courage after reading both of them! Well done. 💜

  4. The hair on my arms stand up, yet I smile when I read “will we return to share?” Only because I had the same thought. “Fiery eyes…” I am not going in there. A very vivid description bringing me right along with you, Balroop.

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