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Tanka – Moonbathing

  a dragonfly loses a wing – something feels missing after the stroke Moonbathing – A Journal of Women’s Tanka, issue 19, Fall/Winter 2018 Advertisements

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Tanka – Frameless Sky

  swallows leave . . . I feel a chill wind around me a desolate winter without you     age is fencing me in slowly the shadows of my past creep up on me     ghosting – you … Continue reading

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Tanka – Luca’s Lily Pad

  two otters float across the moon holding hands on the bridge we watch the world flow by   Commentary: A tanka 短歌 (‘short poem’) with a classic and timeless aftertaste focused on love (ai 愛), the main theme of … Continue reading

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Tanka – Le Lumachine

  she gazes into the distance across the sea she remembers the babies who never came home   lo guardo fisso in lontananza attraverso il mare ricorda i bambini che non sono mai tornati a casa   somewhere in the … Continue reading

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One Man’s Maple Moon: Raindrops Tanka

English Original   raindrops inch their way down the pane joining and separating our lives   First published: Frameless Sky, June 2017   Martha Magenta   Chinese Translation (Traditional) 雨滴 一步一步地 朝向窗格下方趨近 加入和分隔 我們的生活   Chinese Translation (Simplified) 雨滴 一步一步地 … Continue reading

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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/

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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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