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Tanka (for Li Po)

21 May 2015 – Tanka
(for Li Po)

Party-barge drinking,
pinching all the ladies butts.
You brought the house down
by drowning in the river… 8 more words


Tanka (silent sentry)

21 May 2015 – Tanka

This silent sentry
standing in a parking lot,
sees all – says nothing!
The shameless burger-monger
doling out pure lumps of grease.



Thursday Morning Tanka #3

Rusting leaves collect

In the molding, blind corners

Of an empty home

Dressed in the day’s disaster

Witnessed by these hollow bones


Thursday Morning Tanka #2

Morning passes East

Over turbines and mountains

Brushed in nephrite jade

I inhale the droll passing

Of heavy burdened nimbus


(blue lake)

cold blue mountain lake

no breeze, surface full of calm

gentle clouds begin to form

whispered tales, pressure changes

a change in the atmosphere

© Dicky J Loweman 2015

Dicky J Loweman

Double-edged, from swords to razors -- Tanka Today 2015.05.20

an open mouth
exposes secrets
widely prized —

a tremendous risk
for good luck or ill

Beard, beard, beard. What do you do when you have just one word with which to spark a discussion? 861 more words


Poetic Forms -- Tanka

The Tanka is a Japanese form of poetry that contains thirty-one syllables. It was originally written as one sentence, but is now best known for its 5-7-5-7-7 stanza count. 229 more words