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Tanka – FemkuMag

  I fill an awkward silence with small talk dead rose petals surround the flower vase   FemkuMag issue 10, March 2019 https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/f4c0ea_56aed2c213fd42faa84e8fbfb70681b7.pdf?utm_source=%23FemkuMag&utm_campaign=dc969d4d97-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_29_03_46&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_26c80737b4-dc969d4d97-25463281 Advertisements

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Abandon Tanka

  English Original   the jasmine spreads over the garden with abandon my hair unfurls unrestrained on your pillow without you   The Bamboo Hut, Autumn 2016   Chinese Translation (Traditional)   廢棄的花園裡 隨處都是茉莉花 你不在 在你的枕頭上我的頭髮 無拘無束地攤開   Chinese Translation … Continue reading

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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

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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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