Tanka

Another Day – A Tanka For dVerse Poets

In this tanka I have tried to stick with the 5-7-5-7-7 syllable format – also attempted to make my 3rd line pivotal. Shared on dVerse Poets Open Link Night. was that a butterfly passing by so fleetingly or just another day for dreams to fade to nothing hope to again lose its way MikeJackson©2011 Added to […]

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Young Loves First Kiss

The prompt from Poetry Picnic Week 2 is ‘The Kiss’ – I thought I would try a Tanka (a poem consisting of 31 syllables in 5 lines with 5 syllables in lines 1 & 3 and 7 syllables in the rest) our very first kiss in St. Michael’s infant playground five-year olds in love decree […]

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Far Away

your voice fills my head your gentle touch caressing me swaying in the wind blood drenched fields far away young men stand and dream of home  MikeJackson©2011 This picture from ‘Short Story Slam Week 8′ haunted me for quite some time until this tanka poem emerged. Also shared with dVerse Open Link Night and  ‘Sensational […]

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Life Is A Cup Of Coffee

cafe tables full travellers rest their weary souls cappuccinos chatter   coffee cools, cups slowly emptied life’s hectic race begins again  MikeJackson©2011 During a visit this afternoon to a very busy coffee shop this came to mind and I decided to have a go at a ‘Tanka’ – it could loosely be defined as a Haiku […]

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