#Tanka 51 — Self-portrait (02)

Sadness, that blank page.
Now to draw a happy face
with magic pencil.
Hark! You gloomsters and doomsters,
Art wins the battle hands down.

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

13 thoughts on “#Tanka 51 — Self-portrait (02)”

  1. That made me smile.
    You make me smile.
    Well done, my friend!
    I hope this finds you happy and healthy. I’m sure you are quite busy with the business of being Sarah, so I’ll keep this short. Be well, and hugs heading your way from Olympia, Washington, U.S.A.

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    1. I did promise you I’d draw a happy Sarah picture πŸ™‚ I’m just rather slow at getting around to doing things at the moment. Also, the men of my house have been busy painting and decorating, which is wonderful but mega-distracting. Added to this, presently our neighbourhood is one big building site, as everyone seems to be into home improvements!
      I hope you are keeping happy and healthy, too. We mustn’t forget about arranging a facetime session before long. Sending hugs your way, from the UK’s sunshine coast.


    1. Dear Rochelle,

      Thank you so much. Such praise and encouragement from a great artist such as yourself, is like being presented with a big red first-prize rosette πŸ™‚

      I’ve really got to get brave now and commit myself to doing my first proper acrylic painting. I keep making excuses, such as, if I’m not given a good three hours of painting time, then it’s not worth getting out the paints. A very silly excuse, I know. I’ve been stuck in a mood of major procrastination since March, and really need to kick myself out of it.

      I’m glad you liked my verse. Even that took ages to write, but then lengthy contemplation is permitted with the Japanese poetic form, so I have a valid excuse.

      Nearly the beginning of September for you. Great times ahead for your book, I’m sure.

      All best wishes,


      1. I am πŸ™‚ It calms rather than stresses me, unlike writing. But then I haven’t moved on to thoughts about having to make money out of it yet! However, someone has asked me if I’d do a couple of Christmas cards for sending to family, which has upped the pressure a bit.

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