Saturday, 14 February 2015

Thorny Path (A Tanka)

courtesy : google images

Thorny path for me

Thou hast laid to walk for life

Thy Name’s my refuge

I walk with my feet unscathed

I sing, “Hallowed be Thy Name”

 


Posted for Poetry Pantry @ poets United

32 comments:

  1. Wonderful to be so protected on that thorny path.. So very sweet.

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  2. Such courage and confidence in your journey, Sumana! Pure power in belief. Thank you for sharing!

    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

    Poppy

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  3. The path might be thorny but the way is easy in our belief.

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  4. I think that will keep her safe on her path...what an enchanting write..

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  5. Definitely a prickly path to take.

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  6. we are never told this life will be easy
    but we are that we dont have to do it
    in our own strength....smiles...

    carry on my friend....you are not alone...

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  7. This is love and forgiveness, to rise above the thorns unscathed. It goes both ways, this trust and forgiveness. A beautiful nugget that speaks to my condition!

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  8. I admire the strength of faith, specially of that last line ~

    Happy Sunday Sumana ~

    Grace

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  9. Those thorny parts of the path are very hard to navigate. There is no denying that. We just have to keep moving, not getting stuck in the thorns. It is reassuring to know there is Someone with us as we walk, even when the thorns seem never ending.

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  10. It is comforting to know that, whatever the path, we are not alone.

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  11. Your style of language suits the prayer-like quality of the verse.

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  12. Beautiful and powerful in its faith, Sumana. One step at a time......

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  13. This one is a spammer, Sumana.

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  14. faith carries us through every thorny path. beautiful poem.

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  15. Beautifully written Sumana. Your tenderness and faithful heart come through. May your thorns turn to blossoms.

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  16. To believe in positive outcome - the key, and you always surrounded by the vision, faith and highest plan on this thorny path, your lesson will be rewarding.

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  17. One is blessed in many good ways if the path is lighted.

    Hank

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  18. Oh, I love this. A traditional Tanka in Old English language. As an enthusiast of both, I'd say you did really well with the meter & choice of old english here. Great piece!

    - ksm

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  19. The path may be thorny, but the belief and determination make it easy...wonderful Sumanadi... :-)

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  20. A beautiful expression of faith and endurance.

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  21. I agree with others...a beautiful prayer that sings in my ears!

    Donna@LivingFromHappiness

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  22. This is a wonderful write of faith. We must keep that close to our hearts on our journeys :)

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  23. Nicely done! I like how your words pair well with the image.

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  24. A beautiful tanka, Sumana. I have been working on one for some time now and find the form deceptively tricky.

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