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Sleep buzzes away

like an insect to the light,

fizzing back and forth.

I lie awake for hours,

just watching the night pass by.

Written For The Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Awake & Sleep

This entry was posted in: Poetry


Carol Forrester is a twenty-three year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.


  1. Hi, Nice to meet you, 23 years old trying to be a better writer, well this tanka poem is perfect and so true in life, I don’t see much wrong with your writing.
    Thanks for the follow, will be looking forward to reading more of your work.
    Have a great rest of the week.

  2. The Laughable Cheese says

    I know how you feel. I stay away in bed for a long time it seems many nights. When I was younger and could live by my own schedule in the summer between school, I’d stay up til 5 many nights.

  3. Pingback: Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 57 – Soil & Animals – Ramblings of a Writer

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