Tuesday 31 August 2021

My Maiden Tanka

Tanka is a form of Japanese poetry. There are five lines in this type of poem.

Though I had heard of the term before, I did not have the chance to explore this form previously. 

Did so thanks to the Tanka contest opportunity by Blogchatter.

It was great to read the Tankas of Kamala Ramesh.

I tried reading up more about Tanka. Here are some of my lines as my maiden creation.

Hope you like my five Tankas presented below:


that sea beckoned me
my pitcher was not enough
needy and greedy 
more pitchers to gather stuff 
from the deep vast knowledge sea


felt I am ugly
they said continuously
I saw the mirror
myself for the first time
saw the goddess of beauty


stop being a bull 
they taunt me everyday 
I make my choice
sensible bull with voice
am bullish about life 


filled with ecstasy
feast my eyes on my love 
the dead cannot touch 
I want to spell and express... 
unspoken words weigh so much


the target was hit
my enemy danced with glee
saw blood on my hand 
I fell flat struck suddenly 
after killing enemy


Which Tanka did you like best?
Please do share your comments.

1 comment:

Your words mean a lot to me.

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