Tanka – Red Lights

 

I remember
discovering the sea
for the first time
floating in a car inner tube
with my father in his happy days

 

 

in the attic
I discover memories
hidden away
the last vestige of scent
from a long pressed flower

 

Red Lights Tanka Journal, January 2018

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About marthamagenta

Martha Magenta is an award-winning haiku poet living in South West 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 a number of journals, magazines, and anthologies. She was awarded 2nd and 3rd prizes and Honourable Mentions in contests for haiku, tanka and haibun in 2017/2018. 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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1 Response to Tanka – Red Lights

  1. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #4: Martha Magenta’s #tanka appears in Red Lights!

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