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haikaiTALKS: a saturday gathering! one-line tanka!

haikaiTALKS: ONE-LINE TANKA - a saturday gathering_under the banyan tree

host: Kala Ramesh

26 August 2023

Yeah! Another exciting week ahead!!

I have a new request and a suggestion to make.

Can you share a one-line tanka that you've enjoyed & tell your readers why you liked it and how you understood it?

Examples of 1-line tanka:

Enjoy the one-line tanka that were selected for haikuKATHA Issue 22

One-line tanka:

twilight teaching the mockingbird a new song iPhone-14Pro ringtone

Billie Dee

fragments of Sappho’s verses lost poetry between the pages of my blank diary

Firdaus Parvez

fights that began stay till the end their married years a wasteland of pretence

Kala Ramesh

saltwater taffy the bell on the door of a boardwalk shop jingles in jingles out Linda Papanicolaou

a walled courtyard in the nursing home no way to climb this mountain of insecurity

Lorraine Haig

prison's stone walls the color of bone shadows carve the quarry deeper

Lorraine Haig

a skein of geese off the cattail coast unraveling the wild part of me Marilyn Ashbaugh

For your own poems: Only TWO one-line tanka per week, per prompt, per poet.

First post: You'll search and find a one-line tanka, you like.

You'll give your reason/s why you like it. Second post: This will be your first one-line tanka.

Third post: This will be your second one-line tanka.

Please give your feedback on others' commentary and poems too. _()_

Have fun! Keep writing and commenting!

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