Tanka – Frameless Sky

 

dawn
slips through the city
on the river
a chiffchaff brings
the news of spring

 

 

shadows
move through stones
in shards of moonlight
the jagged edges
of truth between us

 

 

last relative –
my roots disappear
one by one
riverside stones
shift beneath my feet

 

 
somewhere
in the deepening shadows
of the woods
the edge of the wind cuts deep –
these wounds that never heal

 

© Martha Magenta
Frameless Sky Video Journal, Issue 8, June 2018
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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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One Response to Tanka – Frameless Sky

  1. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #9: Martha Magenta’s #tanka appear in Frameless Sky!

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