The Melting Snow: Smile of the Cabin Owner (Traveler’s Tanka)

        the eve is coming down not quicken he smile as sun burn down for moon melting snow is aid to re– veal untold hush of summer Traveler March, 20– To read more of Traveler poems visit Traveler.       Daily Prompt (02/28/2017): Quicken RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge #138 Secret (Untold) &…

Ivan Ivanovich (Tanka)

  in sickly light through ajar  door saw once a dear friend of Ivan Nikiforvich Ivan Ivanovich in choir gaunt form face wrinkled hairs white [Based on the How Ivan Ivanovich  Quarreled With Ivan Nikiforvich by Nikolay (Nikolai) Gogol] For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Challenge #22 Door & Friend Posted to Haiku Horizons #162 Door

A Lost Poem on the Bookmark

[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 liberty to translate it and as it was 5 lines, so, Tanka was the perfect format to write…