Man of Stone: A Collection of Tanka Poems


This sculpture is man.

Represents artist’s father.

My own comes to mind.

I simply compare the two.

Both men are made up of stone.


Hand covering mouth.

Other on foot; sits on rock.

Art is called “Despair”.

It’s true! Eyes look washed away.

But I add the word regret.


He’s too sad to bear.

I wonder what he despairs.

Is it fixable?

He’s alone for a reason.

He can only fix himself.


A thought comes to mind.

Did Rimmer try to fix him?

I strived to; I failed.

Which made me come to realize.

Some of us cannot be saved.


About themosthighhistoryguru

College student at Boston University studying psychology. Figuring life out day-by-day.

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