Tanka

 

he sings
in coffee-coloured tones
labeling the pickle jars
reminds me of autumns past
his music still haunts me

Whispers October 20 2016
http://whispersinthewind333.blogspot.co.uk/

 

 

I remember
our last goodbye
on the beach
how your footprints
filled with rain

 
the jasmine
spreads over the garden
with abandon
my hair unfurls unrestrained
on your pillow without you

 

drawn to your scent
I linger in your caress
and wonder
will I disappear if
you stop dreaming me

 
training corps
marking time with style
blue mink stockings
bomber jacket, skirt
we made love not war

 
you call me
from the far east
this day
I watch a leaf fall
from your tree

 

I try to put
the words of the wind
in my poem
this windswept place
reminds me of you

 

the life buoy
detached from its moorings
frolicking in the waves
we catch and return it to its chain
wondering if we could feel so free

 

I dream of
a cuckoo calling
my heart
an empty nest
since you left

 

sometimes
a shimmer on the stair
a trace of your scent
lingers in my memory
and fills the air I breathe

 

crows caw
announcing the day
in the stark dawn light
my soul lingers with you
your memory follows behind me

http://thebamboohut.weebly.com/current-issue.html

The Bamboo Hut Autumn 2016

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About marthamagenta

Martha Magenta lives in England UK. Her poems focus on a wide variety of topics and issues including: love, loss, spirituality, environment abuse, and violence against women. Recently, she has begun to write haiku and tanka. A number of her poems and haiku have been published in online journals. She is owner of POETS community on Google Plus.
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