Friday, February 10, 2017

Tanka--By Pravat Kumar Padhy--India

soot of smoke
meanders all along…
in crowded mass
I miss the softness
of the tender greetings

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the Berlin Wall
once cemented with pain
the sugar mingles
with the flow of happiness
bonding with homely feeling

***** **** ****

for million years
the mountains in stillness
her remembrance
spells the perennial presence
within vast space of my rocky silence

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Pravat Kumar Padhy hails from Odisha, India. He did his Master of Science and has a 
Ph.D from IIT-Dhanbad. His short poems, haiku, tanka and haibun have appeared in various venues such as Chrysanthemum, Simply Haiku, Red lights, Ribbons, tinywords, Modern Haiku, Lilliput Review, Under the Basho, The Heron’s Nest, Shamrock, A Hundred Gourds, Bottle Rockets, Asahi Haikuist Network, Frogpond, and Acorn. He is a recipient of Editor’s Choice awards, Special and Honourable Mentions. Songs of Love: A Celebration published by Writers Workshop, Calcutta is his latest collection.   


  1. Hello Kumar. I enjoyed your Tanka. Thank you for sharing them. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  2. Dear Kumar,
    Thank you for these Tanka which come from the heart.

  3. Pravat,
    I liked these, especially the last one. Good job! Welcome to Whispers if you are now, a warm welcome from me even if you are not. An impressive list of publications you have.
    David Fox

  4. Dear Kumar, all very good Tanka, wich I enjoyed reading. Thanks