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
twilight teaching the mockingbird a new song iPhone-14Pro ringtone
fragments of Sappho’s verses lost poetry between the pages of my blank diary
fights that began stay till the end their married years a wasteland of pretence
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
prison's stone walls the color of bone shadows carve the quarry deeper
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.
This will be your second one-line tanka.
Please give your feedback on others' commentary and poems too. _()_
Have fun! Keep writing and commenting!