Tanka

 
fire dancers
in the crowd
our eyes meet
sharing our censored secret
that carries no pain or shame

Neon Graffiti Anthology November 2016

 

 

chrysanthemum moon
summer slides away
through seedy grass
I hold his hand as I say goodbye
in the old folk’s home

Neon Graffiti Anthology November 2016

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About marthamagenta

Martha Magenta lives in Bristol, England, UK. Her haiku, haibun, senryu, and tanka have appeared in a number of journals, magazines, and anthologies. She was awarded Honourable Mentions for her haiku in The Fifth Annual Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards, 2017, and the 71st Basho Memorial English Haiku Contest, 2017, and for her tanka in UHTS “Fleeting Words” Tanka Contest 2017. She is listed on The European Top 100 haiku authors, 2017. https://marthamagenta.com/
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