Knobbly Branches

By Somali K Chakrabarti

Knobbly branches

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Gnarled, knobbly branches

Creases on an old man’s face

Drooping in the autumn

of life, shelter lush green grass

Suppleness of a child’s cheeks!


A Tanka is a Japanese poem consisting of 31 syllables in 5 lines, with 5 syllables in the first and third lines and 7 in the others.



Lei: A wreath for your soul  is a collection of short poems that combine elements of nature, philosophy, culture, science and spirituality. Take a peek here on Kindle Store.





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