On the shore – A Tanka

By Somali K Chakrabarti


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Seagulls spread their wings

to surf on the beach, Sun peeps

through the curling waves

that roll over and break

on shore at start of the day


© Somali K Chakrabarti, 2016


A Tanka is a Japanese poem consisting of 31 syllables in 5 lines, written in the short – long-short- long -long format


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




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28 thoughts on “On the shore – A Tanka

  1. Beautiful! ❤ You took me back home for a moment. Nova Scotia, Canada ❤ I grew up by the very picture you describe and you describe it perfectly 🙂 ❤

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