Tanka 1

Why philosophize?

A shadow make an outline

Of itself? Eckhart

Tolle studied under six

Gurus. All of them were cats.

Tanka 2

Blake spoke with angels.

Tesla listened to Martians.

Dare we try? Only

If emerging through silence

Without the taint of echo.

Tanka 3

Dreamer, floating past

Anchorages sans moorings,

Cast off. Nothing can

Stop you. Your compass within

Prevents your drowning in air.