Tanka

 

the silver moon
slips behind a cloud
in the autumn wind
my crone’s hair tangles
with the old man’s beard

 

 

they built a tower block
on the meadowland
where the children play
in the shadow
of warheads

 

© Martha Magenta

 

Skylark Tanka Journal, 5:2, Winter 2017
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About marthamagenta

Martha Magenta lives in Bristol, England, UK. She has a passion for herbalism, gardening, Earth and the environment, animal rights and veganism. She has worked for ActionAid, and Friends of the Earth. She has been writing poetry for several years. More recently she has studied haiku and related arts. Her poetry, haiku, senryu and tanka have appeared in a number of journals and magazines. She collects her published work on a blog: https://marthamagenta.com/
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