By Somali K Chakrabarti
A silhouette shines
in the Moonlight, a hoot pierces
the silence of night
spreading out its wings and claws
the snowy raptor takes a flight!
© Somali K Chakrabarti
Tanka is a Japanese form of non-rhymed lyrical poem consisting of 5 lines. A tanka in English follows a short-long-short-long–long pattern.
‘Lei: A wreath for your soul‘, is a string of short poems reflecting on nature, life and emotions.
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