שלום (a tanka)

Peace: Absence of War
Shalom: Wholeness; Unity
Everything: Broken
A house divided can’t stand
The world soul must be healed.

12/13/16

Note:
שלום = Shalom (pronounced Sha-lome), the Hebrew word most commonly tramslated as “Peace,” but which more literally means, as stated in the poem, “wholeness.” See more here.

This tanka is my response to Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #12 – Peace & Spirit. I chose to use “soul” in place of “spirit.”

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5 thoughts on “שלום (a tanka)

  1. Now, this is a powerful Tanka. I know you said you’re not happy with it, but I love it. I like the veiled suggestions behind the words too. This is such a time of “change” in our world. Have you read the rest of the Tanka’s submitted? Many of them are carrying this same feeling of unease… I can only hope that peace as we know it, remains. ❤

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  2. Pingback: Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #13 – Warm & Cheer – Colleen Chesebro ~ Fairy Whisperer

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