By Somali K Chakrabarti

Barn owl

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A silhouette shines

in the Moonlight, a hoot pierces

the silence of night

spreading out its wings and claws

the snowy raptor takes a flight!

© Somali K Chakrabarti


Tanka is a Japanese form of non-rhymed lyrical poem consisting of 5 lines. A tanka in English follows a short-long-short-long–long pattern.


Lei: A wreath for your soul‘, is a string of short poems reflecting on nature, life and emotions.





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