Monday, February 1, 2016

Tanka--By Madhuri Pillai--Australia

ancient 
revered and reviled 
this gnarled tree
under its forgiving branches
I rest my earth years
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saturday night
in between silence
a yard dog's bark
whispering loneliness 
this cloudy night
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Madhuri Pillai has been writing haiku and tanka on and off…  Her work has been published in various on line magazines. She has worked as a journalist, and is an animal activist. Semi-retired, she lives in Melbourne in Australia.

16 comments:

  1. Madhuri,
    2 beautiful tanka. I liked them both. Welcome to Whispers if you are new, are warm welcome from me even if you are not!
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

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    1. Thank you David for your warm welcome. Yes, I am new here. Thank you for the feedback.
      Kind regards!

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  2. Two very enjoyable pieces. The earth years has a sense of mortality, then, I am approaching 60! Best wishes Ralph.

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    1. Thank you Ralph for your feedback. Yes, earth years has a sense of mortality and a sense of weariness. All the best for your approaching birthday.

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  3. Dear Madhuri,

    It is such a joy to see you have so many comments on your creative tanka moments. I look forward to reading more of your poetry in the months ahead. Congratulations!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  4. Welcome to Whispers, Madhuri. I loved your well written Tanka. Thank you for sharing your talent.
    Charlene

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  5. Madhuri, welcome to Whispers and thank you for the delightful Tanka. I enjoyed them. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

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  6. Pleased to be reading these tanka, Madhuri; both are good, though I have a preference for the first one. Welcome to the sit! // paul

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  7. Nicely written with great imagery. Robert

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