Tanka Experiment

ocean swirls and churns
feelings thought dead resurface
rumbles of desire
tides wash out unconsciousness
deposit new embraces


My first knowing try of this “female” Japanese form. I wrote some over a decade ago, but doubt I really understood the form. I’m not sure I understand it yet, but Toni is helping out over at
dVerse MeetingTheBar. 🙂

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16 thoughts on “Tanka Experiment

  1. Excellent learning poem! I hope you will write more of these. For every 20 I write, I trash all but 1 and maybe, just maybe, keep a few thoughts to work on in future. I like the sensuality in this. The form lends itself well to sensuality.

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