Impatience (Termelay)

 Tanka Tuesday #209


Mine is a Termelay, an unrhymed 6-line poem where line 6 repeats line 3, with syllables 4/4/4/8/8/4.

Shall I long wait

for you to say,

“I love you so?”

Does your silence suggest you don’t?

When in my heart I long to say,

“I love you so.”


  1. Oh, this is quite lovely. A new form that I really enjoyed. <3

    1. Thank you. I did just notice I ended two lines with "to say" and it wasn't necessary, or even deliberate! I would have changed it if I had noticed. Oh well... It might look like I meant it!


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