Wordle 180 – a wistful chain of senryu

The joy of true love
can dissipate to ashes,
polarise despair

Selfless love leads to
fear of remaining unloved –
the lot of our age

Behind a posy
identity is hidden
by untrue lover

Discernment needed
to recognise truth in love
from dross of deceit

Flames consume sticks to
produce nothing but ashes
to feed the roses

You’ll find other interpretations of the wordle words at Brenda’s Sunday Whirl

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10 Responses to Wordle 180 – a wistful chain of senryu

  1. Pamela says:

    Very nice, Viv. Yes, somewhat darker than usual for you, but nonetheless nicely done.

    Pamela ox


  2. Nicely done, Viv. There is wisdom and a bit of melancholy here–the product of life’s lessons, I suppose.


  3. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Even the ashes are useful, thank goodness! This was a delightful, if not dark, read.


  4. This one was truly a “whirl,” Viv. Felt as though love sat upon a potter’s wheel, being examined, with a bit of clay added upon rotation. True love… what is that, really? Love turning, returning… Amy


  5. KIM says:

    Love, as complicated as it can be, is really all we need.


  6. cecilia says:

    Ashes for roses.. i like that.. c


  7. Misky says:

    This is not your usual cheery read … I have to admit that the words are turning my mood darker than usual also.


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