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SLOW MANTIS - Haiga, Tanka

Tanka by Denis M. Garrison.



MARYLAND - Tanka from Landfall Anthology (2007)




August noon

our barn is blinding red

in from the county road

floats a summer scent

hot tar and mown lilies


cooling off

in the mulberries’ shade… 141 more words


BALTIMORE - Tanka String




To get off

The crowded bus

I shuffle,

Stretch and lean—

The old straphangers’ dance


Stepping off

The Trailways bus

At Fayette Street

A chilling rain… 193 more words


spring tanka: beginning again

the sun shifts north
in the eastern sky
winter into spring
this new dawn remembers
a lifetime of beginnings


day 12 NaPoWriMo


tanka times three

on a high note
the trill of an unnamed bird
like a tiny ball in a whistle ~
the referee calls out plays
to the frog team… 62 more words


poetic infinity

tiny poems
slip softly out of time
is it a dream?
nothing new under the sun and yet
infinite worlds remain untouched


Day 8, NaPoWriMo


Tanka, or Haiku plus two

a bloom of birdsong
clamors in a cacophony of frogs
lighthearted madness
a soundtrack to the sunrise
as the moon falls from the sky

~~~~~~ 54 more words