Tanka – The Take 5ive Journal

The Take 5ive Journal is the tanka poetry wing of the journal Bamboo hut. Pleased to have my first couple of published tanka poems in their second issue of 2022!

Thank you so much Editor Steve Wilkinson for making space for these.

Happy Monday everyone and happy writing!

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tanka for tuesday


a monk of the mist

I turn into lamp fairy

as the sun goes down

I shall whisper to the clouds

if you tell me a story

I have attempted my first tanka ever. Long verse has always been my comfort zone. But haiku/tanka and other short forms have been my guilty pleasure. I have adhered to the 5-7-5-7-7 format and tried to pen something that reads both back and forth. I hope I have maintained the sanctity of the form.

The city that appears as pious as a monk in the morning mist transforms into a fairy of the lamps. The wicks are raised and lit, and it’s storytelling time. Our stories do have the potential to touch the sky.

Happy tanka tuesday!