Saturday, July 16, 2016

Tanka--By Lavana Kray--Romania

refugees
camping on the outskirts
of the village—
the sound of a violin
moaning at intervals
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black oil slick                            
washed up on the beach_
tourists
taking selfies
with the grounded fish
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my life          
as the colorless fluid
of sky ...
a wounded crane looks
at the migrating flock
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Lavana Kray is from Iasi – Romania. She is passionate about writing and photography. The nature and the events of her life are topics of inspiration. She believes that there is a core of poetry in all things. Both haiku and haiga have been published in: Haiku Canada Review, Asahi Shimbun, The Mainichi, World Haiku Association, Daily Haiga, Word Haiku Review, Haiku Presence and others… She was chosen for Haiku Euro Top 100-edition 2013. This is her blog: http://photohaikuforyou.blogspot.ro   

10 comments:

  1. What powerful images, Lavana, especially in your first two tanka! I can hear the violin moaning and see those tourists so self-involved that they miss where they're standing. Well done!

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  2. Your three Tanka's were so powerfully written. They all seem to express the feeling of loss and sadness.
    Thanks

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment.:)

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  3. Lavana, thank you so much for the powerful and riveting Tanka. I really enjoyed that first one. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

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  4. Powerful tanka. Your juxtapostions really add a punch.
    The visuals stay with me.

    Thank you.

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    1. Thank you, Jo.I am glad you enjoy them. :)

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  5. These are wonderful, perfect pieces, Lavana. :)

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    1. Thank you, Marianne, but "perfect" is too much for my words knitting:))

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