Ladybug – A tanka

By Somali K Chakrabarti


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a delicate walk

over soft petals festooned

with tender dew drops

lady in red sips her drink

while the yellow florets watch


© 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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45 thoughts on “Ladybug – A tanka

  1. The picture is beautiful. The poem is sweet and perfect with the choice of words like ‘delicate’, ‘soft’ and ‘tender’. Lady in red. These days I too have been much into personification. Lady bugs are anyway referred to as ladies.

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