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Tanka Lyric Poems | Tanka Poems About Lyric

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Details | Tanka |



The  mirror swallowed
my footprints on the shore
I couldn’t blame the waves
the geese kept flying over the head
the shadows  kept  moving afar

Professors  beware
intellectual success
lies in inventing
lies to conceal common truths
and sound holier-than-thou

Little candles fail
to illumine the deity
or golden dome
in the valley darkness reigns
and god too awaits light

The mind creates
withdrawn to its own pleasures
a green thought
behind the banyan tree
behind the flickering lust

The drying trees
live my age:
warmth of new day
hot tea and singing birds

Plodding away at
season’s conspiracies
life has proved untrue
with God an empty word
and prayers helpless  cries

On the roof top
she waits for her man with
moon cake and lantern:
a flash of silver showers
on the  mist-shrouded figure

The god fire
in the soul forces back
my secret fall
I feel the retarding weight
in the fate’s deadly turn

the soul’s pursuits hidden
by its own works:
the spirit’s thirst, the strife
the restless silence, too much     

Copyright:  Ram Krishna Singh

Copyright © Singh Ram Krishna | Year Posted 2014

Details | Tanka |

Grey Fabric

Clouds follow black clouds
Are after some blue and pink
On a grey fabric
You are needling dream applique
With your melancholy breaths
August 11, 2016

Copyright © Probir Gupta | Year Posted 2016

Details | Tanka |

Old Shoes

These old shoes did walk
Shabby chic shines thru the grime
Look at them they talk
They have taken me nowhere
That I did not want to go

Copyright © John Herlihy | Year Posted 2017