Today’s quote is by Lord Byron (1788-1824) to inspire you:
“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society, where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” Lord Byron
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For writers who find haiku too plain and lacking in emotion, the tanka is a great way to express feelings and let your love live. The trick is to not sound sentimental and this is usually done by anchoring the thought in the reality of the natural world.
Tanka Poetry – Quote for Inspiration – Pleasure
take care with your life
pleasure is a mental state
love and surroundings
remember your younger days
carefree days without tension