Tanka

 

between the hills
day moon hovers
at dawn
your face no longer
nestles in the pillows

 

 

where did I lose you
even our footprints scrambled
in the gravel
scarcely a weed grows
on such stony ground

 

Red Lights Tanka Journal January 2017

 

raindrops
inch their way
down the pane
joining and separating
our lives

Frameless Sky June 2017

 

our passion
sets me so much aflame
I have to bathe
in jasmine flowers
picked in moonlight

Frameless Sky Issue 6  2017

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snow falls
heavier
I didn’t know
how much unspoken words
could hurt

Moonbathing a journal of women’s tanka #13 (Fall/Winter issue 2016)

 

covering
the ground between us
fallen leaves
I remember the changes
we never made

Ribbons Winter 2016 vol 12, 1

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About Martha Magenta

Martha Magenta is an award-winning haiku poet living in Bristol, England, UK. She has a passion for herbalism, gardening, veganism, animal rights, Earth and the environment. She has worked for ActionAid, and Friends of the Earth. Her poetry, haiku, haibun, senryu, and tanka have appeared in many journals, magazines, and anthologies. She was awarded first, second and third prizes and Honourable Mentions in contests for haiku, tanka and haibun in 2017 - 2019. She is listed on The European Top 100 haiku authors, 2017 and 2018. She collects her published work on a blog: https://marthamagenta.com/
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