Tanka: Poison & Past

This tanka is for Ronovan’s weekly challenge. Loki is on my mind at the moment.



Time drips snake venom

punishment for trickery—

does he feel the devotion

of her presence? Past a lie,

future, blood dream of vengeance.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

25 thoughts on “Tanka: Poison & Past”

    1. There’s no reason to expect you to be fluent in Norse mythology 🙂 Loki tricked just about everybody but the trick too far was when he tricked a blind god into killing his own brother just for shits and giggles. Father god Odin was very angry.

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