By Somali K Chakrabarti
Gnarled, knobbly branches
Creases on an old man’s face
Drooping in the autumn
of life, shelter lush green grass
Suppleness of a child’s cheeks!
A Tanka is a Japanese poem consisting of 31 syllables in 5 lines, with 5 syllables in the first and third lines and 7 in the others.
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