Category Archives: tanka

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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Tanka – Eucalypt

  Japanese maple spreads elegant hands in the arboretum we walk in peace on a red carpet Martha Magenta   Eucalypt: A Tanka Journal, issue 23 November 2017 https://jthorndyke.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/eucalypt-order-form-2017.pdf

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One Man’s Maple Moon: Scent Tanka by Martha Magenta

  drawn to your scent I linger in your caress and wonder will I disappear if you stop dreaming me   © Martha Magenta   Previously published: The Bamboo Hut, Autumn 2016   Chinese Translation (Traditional)   受到你香味的吸引 我留連在你的愛撫之中 並想知道 假如你不再做夢了 … Continue reading

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Wild Voices Anthology vol II

  hospice sunrise a smile of recognition through the mist     four-handed clock . . . we wind grandma’s wool stretching the night towards solstice   © Martha Magenta   wild voices, vol 2: an anthology of short poetry … Continue reading

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