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Tanka – Skylark

  a nonchalant fox passes me in the street I am the interloper in this nightworld   paper poppies for peace somewhere else another war another cemetery   Skylark 13, 7:1 summer 2019 http://skylarktanka.weebly.com/store.html Advertisements

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Family Values

  “Since then I’ve always thought that under rape in the dictionary it should tell the truth. It is not just forcible intercourse; rape means to inhabit and destroy everything.” Alice Sebold – ‘Lucky’   His-story is a global disease … Continue reading

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Haiku – Harusame

  brisk breeze— a seagull’s wings sweep the mist   Commentary: a sense of movement (ugoki 動き) that links the two part of the poem, thanks also to the alliteration of the ‘s’ sound in the second ku 句. The … 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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Earthrise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2018

  river kingfisher a splash of blue in the cloud — Martha Magenta, 71st Basho Memorial English Haiku Contest, 2017 * robin’s egg on the ground fractured sky — Martha Magenta, Akitsu Quarterly Fall 2017 * summer solstice the sky … Continue reading

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