Thirsty Words


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I’d lost words

But with keen intent

Regained them,

In each breath,

Paroxysms of purpose

Direct gusts of wind,



Form and feeling,

Gaging, voicing, signing,

Gist in sagacity’s ardour



I dare not end this

Sentence for thirst of its sense

Until breathless still.


Antonia Sara Zenkevitch


(A Shadorma, Cinquain, and Senryu inspired by prompt words ‘meaning’ and ‘passion’ given by Colleen Chesebro’s #Tanka Tuesday Challenge )


  1. KT says:

    My favorite line: I dare not end this…

  2. Very nice! I love the way the forms fit together. This blog theme is especially lovely as it keeps the image in place on the left of your poetry. Really stunning! ❤

    1. antoniazen says:

      Thank you Colleen, and thanks again for the inspiration and the intrduction to the different forms. 🙂

      1. You’re welcome. ❤

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Very well done 💜

  4. Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

    I love this, using the different form together. Well done.

    1. antoniazen says:

      Thank you!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    You really lay with words, very nice!

    1. antoniazen says:

      Thank-you 🙂

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