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Unspoken Love

This was written for the 10/21/13 Poetic Asides Somanka challenge. A Somonka consists of two tankas written as two love letters to each other (one tanka per love letter). This form usually demands two authors, but it is possible to have a poet take on two personas. For my poem, I chose to write love letters between my mother and me.

Unspoken Love

Eyes full of wonder
search mine for a memory
that has long faded.
My tears cannot free the love
forever locked in those eyes.

Eyes full of sorrow
long for more than I can give.
My unspoken love,
trapped in this silent vessel,
will always be within you.

© Susan Schoeffield

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