Sunday, April 13, 2014

Tanka--By Asni Amin--Singapore

for a moment
I forget …
drifting downstream
songs I'll never sing again


autumn twilight
the choices I didn't make
the path I have taken ...
is it too late
to dream another dream?

(NeverEnding Story, Feb 18, 2013)

things you said
wish I could string them together
like a string of pearls …
till then dance me
to the edge of twilight


Asni Amin is from sunny Singapore. She works as a librarian full time and writes haiku for the love of it, after getting hooked on it in early 2012. Some of her haiku/tanka/haiga have been published in Simply Haiku, Under the Basho, Daily Haiga, Lynx, Moonbathing Journal, Manichi Japan, etc.  Asni won first place in the Second Edition Haiku Contest organised by the Romanian Kukai Group, Sharpening The Green Pencil in April 2013. She has a haiku blog, A Walk In Haiku,


  1. Hello, Asni, and welcome to Whispers! It is wonderful to read your Tanka of three. It is like a witnessing a beautiful ballet of words and being professionally juxtaplaced in a masterpiece......... beautiful! Sheri /

  2. Dear Asni,
    These are very impressive Tanka. Each poem created both an image and a feeling. That's hard to accomplish in a short poetic form, but you did it so well! Bravo and welcome to Whispers. Hope you will continue to share your work with us. Best wishes, carolyn

  3. Dear Asni,

    It is wonderful to see that you already have two lovely comments on your insightful tanka. Welcome to Whispers! I hope you enjoy your time spent with us. Best wishes with all your writing endeavors. Let me know if you have any questions.


  4. Thank you, S Sta, Carolyn and Karen, for your lovely comments. I have just only got started and have much to learn.

  5. Hi Asni,
    You are as skillful in writing tanka as in haiku.
    I am glad that you, too, joined Whispers so that we have a chance of enjoying each other‘s writings.

  6. Love it Asni. It feels like a beautiful song, a peaceful dance. I didn't know this type of poetry. Willing to learn more about it.
    Well done dear!

  7. Dear Asni, welcome to 'Whispers'. I know you will love it here. Thank you for introducing me to a new form of poetry; Tanka. Your poem is quite lovely and I certainly enjoyed the read. Your talent is quite evident and I am looking forward to reading more of our poems. So glad you joined us all here on Whispers.

  8. Welcome to Whispers, Asni and thank you for sharing your gift with us here. I enjoyed reading your work. Looking forward to more. Continued blessings!

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

  9. Thank you, Robert Dufresne, for the following comment--

    This poem is absolutely sparkling with dreams and muse conveyed in such a natural way. Very lovey. It hit me square in my muse starved heart. Thank you Asni.

    You are very talented.

    Bob D