The beauty of short tanka

thank you Claudia

claudia radmore

These tanka are from the Spring/Summer 2016 issue of Gusts, Canada’s Tanka magazine. I have a preference for shorter poems, revel in how so few words can say so much, and find longer tanka are often poems to which not enough thought has been given.

only had
one dream about
my father—
he walked
right past me

Stanford Forrester

sunlight
in between storm clouds
there is hope
for a sunny day
with you

Mike Montreuil

just
for a heartbeat
let me breathe-in
the scent
of his hair

Huguette Ducharme

sharing
the glass—
a taste of lipstick
just before
the taste of wine

Colin Bardell

I’ll bury it
moon deep for now—
this longing
for a lover
like you

Paul Smith

another
child dies
of cancer
clouds shape shifting
white to black

Pamela A. Babusci

Emptying trash
the letter
I threw away
I throw away
again

Carol Purington

a contrail
stretching…

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