On the shore – A Tanka

By Somali K Chakrabarti


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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


© 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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  • 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

  • Amazingly beautiful photo and poem to go with!

  • bhudeb chakrabarti

    June 22, 2016 at 8:14 am

    A beautiful Tanka .

  • Beautiful Tanka with a lovely photo.

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

  • Asks of me to visit a beach soon ☺️

  • 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 :D

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

  • Beautiful one. Liked it. :-)

  • Lovely Somali :)

  • Beautiful words as always!! :)

  • 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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