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 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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1 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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