On the shore – A Tanka

Seagull

By Somali K Chakrabarti

Seagull

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Seagulls spread their wings

to surf on the beach, Sun peeps

through the curling waves

that roll over and break

on shore at start of the day

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© Somali K Chakrabarti, 2016

 

A Tanka is a Japanese poem consisting of 31 syllables in 5 lines, written in the short – long-short- long -long format

 

Lei: A wreath for your soul  is a string of short poems reflecting on nature, life, illusion and inspiration.Lei

 

 

 

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Readers Comments (28)

  1. Beautiful! <3 You took me back home for a moment. Nova Scotia, Canada <3 I grew up by the very picture you describe and you describe it perfectly 🙂 <3

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  2. Amazingly beautiful photo and poem to go with!

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  3. bhudeb chakrabarti June 22, 2016 @ 8:14 am

    A beautiful Tanka .

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  4. Beautiful Tanka with a lovely photo.

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  5. Nice verses …could feel the squawking calls of the gulls..

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  6. Asks of me to visit a beach soon ☺️

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  7. Very nice, dear Somali… I like how you have depicted movements here (curling, spread, roll over)…. truly well written… sending love and best wishes. Aquileana 😀

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  8. I love how the gull is having so much fun. I enjoyed the playful words of your charming poem!

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  9. Beautiful one. Liked it. 🙂

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  10. Lovely Somali 🙂

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  11. Beautiful words as always!! 🙂

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  12. Such a wonderful start of the day…love the way you’ve invoked all senses in the poem. Beautiful Tanka, Somali.

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