Tanka #2

Rain tumbles, birds swoop,
music floats from the red house–
melody recalled.
An old man, his piano,
a candelabra, her face.

File:Tom Roberts - Woman at the Piano, 1889.jpg

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

5 thoughts on “Tanka #2”

  1. Hi Sarah,
    I am just trying to catch up and am so far behind in my blogging. But I came upon this in my inbox. I must have kept it for some reason, I thought. Just reread it and got chills of appreciation. Oh, yes, THAT’s why I kept it there. It lives there still!


    1. Hi Naomi,

      Yes, I get very behind, too, and save my favourites in my inbox for later comment. I’m glad you liked the tanka.

      Do you think I need to post something to explain more about tanka poetry, as I’m not sure everybody is as familiar with this form as they are with haiku?


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