A Lost Poem on the Bookmark [Prose-Tanka] (Re-post)

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


Author: Sangbad

A published poet. Avid Reader. Favorite authors (few) are Satyajit Ray, Saradindu Bandyopadhyay, Bankim Ch. Chatterjee, Jhumpa Lahiri, O. Henry, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, etc. Music lovers. Love to hear Rabrinda Sangeet, Anjan Dutt, Enrique Iglesias, Mozart & Beethoven (though can't say which is who's symphony). Dislike to get clicked. Love to be self (introvert).

2 thoughts on “A Lost Poem on the Bookmark [Prose-Tanka] (Re-post)”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s