Friday, June 26, 2015

Tanka--By Ramesh Anand--India

a monarch flutters
against the train window
i set it free
from my fingertips
and wing along with it
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across the border
everything feels fresh
except
this loneliness in me ...
being without you
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still pond
reflecting the frozen stars
if only
i could stop counting
on her ignorance
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Ramesh Anand is a engineer from Bangalore, India. He works for Philips healthcare as a manufacturing test strategist. His haiku, tanka and haiga have appeared in 15 countries and translated to 8 foreign languages. He released his first book of haiku poetry in 2012 called Newborn Smiles, published by Cyberwit. Akita Sakigake Shimpo President Award, Honorable mention in International Matsuo Bashō Award, Dr. Sandeep Chauhan Commendable Prize by RLP Award 2013 are his latest awards. He is a member of IN haiku group and blogs at http://ramesh-inflame.blogspot.com/

14 comments:

  1. I just loved your last Tanka. It was very nicely put together and very meaningful. You have delighted me with your skilled poetry this evening. Great Work,

    Russell

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    1. Thanks for leaving a wonderful comment Russell

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    1. Thanks Maureen. Always nice to have your comment.

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  3. Nicely done Ramesh ! Congrats !

    arvinder

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    1. Thanks Arvinder. Loved your work too.

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  4. Ramesh,
    Very nice. I especially liked the 1st one.
    Your new fiend,
    David Fox

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    1. Thanks David. Great to have a new friend like you.

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  5. Dear Ramesh, by the time I read the first few lines of your first Tanka I could see how accomplished you were. These are amazing and I want to read more of your wonderful poetry! I will visit the BlogSpot. Mahalo and Aloha, Connie

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  6. Dear Connie,
    Many thanks for the wonderful response. Sure, please do read more from my blog and let me know your feedback. Love, Ramesh Anand

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