Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Kinuginu Tanka--Nalini Priyadarshni--India

eight petals cherry
drifts silently to ground
softening footfall
only noise breaking stillness
throbbing hearts at parting
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aching limbs now rest
besides vacant warm pillow
distant notes of fue
bring perfume of promises
mingled with cool breeze of dawn
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my heart is full of
memories of our meeting
untold bygone tales
we could tell, if it wasn’t for
cock’s crow that stole you from me
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Nalini Priyadarshni is a poet, writer, editor and amateur photographer. Her work has appeared at numerous magazines and international anthologies including Up the Staircase Weekly, eFiction India, Mad Swirl, Camel Saloon, Lipstickparty mag, Tanka Undertow, Locution Mag, and Earl of Plaid. Her forthcoming publications include Learning & Creativity and Dukool. She lives in, India with her husband and two feisty kids.

14 comments:

  1. I love the last tanka! Beautiful words!

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  2. Dear Nalini,

    It's good to see you already have one lovely comment on your creative tanka. Welcome to Whispers! I hope you enjoy your time spent here. Best wishes with all your writing endeavors.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Thank you so much Karen. I am still feeling my way around the site and enjoying the writings of immensely talented poets. Nalini

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    2. Dear Nalini,

      Please let me know if you have any questions. It's so good to have you here.

      Karen

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  3. I love them all, Nalini - they are so full of expression and beautifully perceived. If you are new to Whispers - WELCOME! Sheri

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  4. Hello Nalini. Welcome to Whispers. Thank you for the wonderful Tanka. I especially liked the second one. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

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    1. Thank you so much Maurice. So glad that you enjoyed. Nalini

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  5. Nalini,
    Welcome to Whispers! Some beautiful tanka, I especially loved the first one.
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

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    1. Thank you so much David. New friends are the best thing about poetry. Nalini

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  6. What a spectacular series of Tanka. I really enjoyed reading them tonight. Awesome!!

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    1. Thank you Rusty. Glad you enjoyed them. Nalini

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