Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tanka--By Shivapriya Ganapathy--India

footprints
smudged in last night's rain...
memories
of us together now
stamped on my heart
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green tea
still tasting bitter
with two sugars...
his plans for our life ahead
fall on deaf ears
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Shivapriya Ganapathy is from Kanchipuram, India. She graduated with a Masters degree in English Language and Literature from Madras Christian College, Chennai, and is now a research scholar at University of Madras. Apart from being a researcher, she is an aspiring poet, constantly learning and experimenting with new forms like micropoetry and erasure. Some of her poems have been published in Whispers, Verse Wrights, Word Couch, Wordweavers, Spilt Ink Poetry and Sonic Boom. She also maintains a personal poetry blog (www.wordsfromdarkness.blogspot.in) and finds writing therapeutic.

18 comments:

  1. Shivapriya,
    I liked both of these, especially the first one. Welcome to Whispers!
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

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  2. Thank you, Robert Dufresne, for the following--

    I thought your poem was well written and artistic in the way you presented the sentiments. I enjoyed it Shivapriya. very well done.

    Bob D.

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  3. Shivapriya, I really felt the emotion of the words in both verses. Thank you for sharing a well written Tanka and your talent. Whispers is blessed to have you share with all of us.
    Sincerely, Charlene

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    1. I am glad you liked them, Charlene. Honoured to be a part of Whispers! :)

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  4. Hi Shivapriya! Both tanka are very enjoyable; the first one appeals to my heart...the second to my intellect. // paul

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    1. I am so glad they did. Thank you, Paul. :)

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  5. A fine message, Shivapriya! Very clever Tanka, indeed! Sheri

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  6. I enjoyed both of these tanka Shivapriya. Welcome to Whispers. Blessings, Connie

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  7. Thank you for sharing your Tanka, Shivapriya. I enjoyed it. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

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    1. I am so glad you liked them. Thank you so much!

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