Tanka Thoughts

The tanka, like the haiku, is a Japanese poem. It consists of five lines, the first and third having five syllables and the others having seven, making thirty-one syllables in all and giving a complete picture of an event or a mood.

purple dusk

Tempest in the mind,
The highs and lows of the tide
in the purple dusk,
unraveled the cosmic truth
of the chaos undefined.


Unsaid words of love,
calm quietness of the woods
the gentle clear brook,
merry notes of chirping birds,
The joys of elysium!

ray of light

An unannounced storm
altering the course of life,
Dark and bumpy aisles.
A light in the distant road
showed the way, for she was hope.

chilhood bliss

From my grip they slipped,
The fine grains of pristine sand
Failed to let them stay.
A dying thirst to relive,
The sweet bliss of childhood days.

1 Comment

  1. I loved it Rashmi!! All of them. It relates to whatever is going on in my life right now. So can appreciate it even more.

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