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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Perfect Symphony: Tanka (Letters from the soul #16)


We all are gypsies
Searching our long, lost abode
On this vast planet;
The home we have left behind
With promise in the last life.

Perfect symphony
Occurs when we find our home
~A place or person;
Our vibe fascinates our tribe
A town feels like paradise.

Our face shines in bliss
Each day feels like a picnic
Perfect symphony
Is the sound of blithe laughter,
Wind chimes tinkling in our soul. 

© Purba Chakraborty 
18.04.2018


Note: This is a set of three Tankas. Tanka poem is a Japanese poetry form, which is similar to haiku. It is a 5 line poem, having the syllable count of 5-7-5-7-7. These poems are written about nature, season, love, sadness and other strong emotions. This form of poetry dates back almost 1200 years ago. It does not have to rhyme. 







7 comments:

  1. Very well written.. it's not easy to write in fixed syllables but you've done a great job

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  2. Loved all three of them dear, though the second one is my most favorite 😊

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  3. Wow! Loved this... so deep and profound.
    It must be a sort of homecoming when we find our roots!!

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  4. This is so beautiful in its own way :) Love how soulful and "it's meant to be" finding our place, the message it conveys.

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  5. Lovely Purba. You are so good with words. It's not easy to fit in your ideas according to the rules and then touch your readers as well. Good job.

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  6. I do wonder what's the true purpose though. Good one, anyhow :)

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