Today I’m sharing my first Tanka wrote for Colleen Chesebro Weekly Poetry Challenge #20 (prompts were Angel and Devil).
The following 5 lines were actually found in a torn piece of paper–kept as a bookmark in an old out-of-print Bengali book I own. The language–Bengali–was of s’thing that was spoken in late 18th Century. So, I took the liberty to translate it and as it was 5 lines, so, Tanka was the perfect format to write the lines…
it was a demon to
me when I was a child now
angel from this night
he looked at me as aide when
the rain washed my pinked dagger…
Daily Prompt: Pink