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Tanka – Blithe Spirit

  the wind punches a paper bag against a wall the red-raw places and bruise-black holes   Blithe Spirit, Journal of the British Haiku Society, Vol 28 number 3, August 2018, ISSN 1353-3320 http://britishhaikusociety.org.uk/journal/ Advertisements

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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 … Continue reading

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Tanka – Moonbathing

  the pebbles I throw into the lake sink without a ripple his cold words fall into silence   © Martha Magenta   Moonbathing – a journal of women’s tanka, Issue 18, Spring/Summer 2018

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Tanka – Red Lights

  coronation year – a monkey dances on the organ while mother shows me off in the street   the blackbird ends its song in the quiet afternoon I place violets on mother’s grave   © Martha Magenta Red Lights … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Tanka – Eucalypt

  bindweed slowly chokes the elderberry how your lies slowly stifled the love between us   Martha Magenta   Eucalypt: A Tanka Journal, May 2018 https://jthorndyke.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/eucalypt-order-form-2017.pdf

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Tanka – Ribbons

  I try to make sense of my half-forgotten past I begin to resemble the driftwood cast out of the sea   Ribbons Tanka Journal Winter 2017 http://www.lulu.com/shop/tanka-society-of-america/ribbons-winter-2017-volume-13-no-1/paperback/product-23086031.html

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