Modern TANKA Corner 2020 - 2021

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Tanka (five lines with 5-7-5-7-7 or short-long-short-long-long structure), is one of the shortest literary art forms in the world that merges the perception of nature with a moment in human nature or with an event. They make the simplicity of a moment significant and memorable. Tanka have poetic patterns which fuse with descriptive ways of experiencing the wonders of the world and the human condition. Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine hopes to capture the essence of the tanka tradition with all respect due to the Japanese art form.

   Pays $1.00 per tanka if funds permit. Manuscripts cannot be returned.                    

Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine © 2007-2020


good wishes
from far-off distance
I dream
as if the wave carries
her message from grain to grain

                           by Pravat Kumar Padhy 

the whitewashed sign 
that once read 
Black Lives Matter 
Black Lives Matter

                          by Seren Fargo

I fly without your wind
beneath me

                          by R.D. Bailey 

long fingers hang
over an empty glass --
seaweed fronds
marooned on rock
hoping for a high tide

                        by Tony Steven Williams 

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