Tag Archives: tanka

A Handmade Gift – Day 20.1 of April PAD

A controversial gift from Secret Santa –
A nice touch attempting at personal,
Our names engraved on, but empty of meaning.

©2020, forestlove

The Last Thought – Day 16.2 of April PAD


The last thought of sun and beachtime
skipped through my mind
surrounded by vague emptiness and loose
visions of rain, seagulls
and towels.

© 2020, forestlove

A Dream Tanka – Day 15.2 of April PAD


A dream at night, a rant at daytime
so many hours spilled –
much useless ink
All souls are wet with raindrops and
easy to forget.
©2020, forestlove

A Purpose Fun Tanka – Day 13 of April PAD


This snug little pile – our cat
horrendously paws across
all the house rules
defeating her prime sense of purpose –
cuddle with us.

2020, forestlove

To write a purpose poem was the prompt at Poetic Asides for Day 13, but I decided to take a day off from serious poeming, and catch up on posting and other things. Today, I thought why not try the tanka form? It’s fun, it’s cool and I didn’t do it correctly. Well, I hope this is a nice little piece for this cutie sleeping in my favourite armchair just next to my desk – our cat. If you see her, you’d wonder why I used the word “little”. Smiles and joy to all!

Fire, tanka (Sunday Scribblings)

The prompt from Sunday Scribblings this week is Fire. This could be a tanka. Not sure, though


Fire blazing up ahead

Believe me – that is not the sun,

It’s just its orange smile

That shines in ardent colours

And reddens to beguile.


© 2011 Mariya Koleva


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