Saturday, April 30, 2016

UNDERTOW TANKA REVIEW ISSUE 8 - May 2016

UNDERTOW TANKA REVIEW ISSUE 8





 painting by Joan Miro -  20 April 1893 – 25 December 1983





her glassy eyes
a glacier melting for ages
her face
furrowed with doubts
she cleans loose feathers all day

   Arunansu Bandyopadhyay  






scraps of lace
behind old windows
footfalls echo
we are bound by webs
of good intentions

   Debbie Strange










on the verge
of here and hereafter
surely we
are not the only ones
with revenant hearts

   Debbie Strange









silent secrets soak
your panties as they slip
below your thighs,
earthy-scented, ebbing
like a tidal pool at dawn


   Lee Todd Lacks







colors of dawn
shimmering on the lake...
out of darkness
the answers to questions
I never knew I had
                       
   Rebecca Drouilhet



under the palm tree
clusters of brown mushrooms
the yellow stir
of colored paper boats
afloat in moonlit puddle

   Precious Oboh







magically, I drift away
soaked in the music of each
drop of rain-
a tall elephant grass
did obeisance

   Precious Oboh







Three years in jail
everything changes, except
Mr. Noodles

   Wayne Ray







the waxing moon
slices through the horizon —
crescent earthshine


   Kim Peter Kovac







still no wind
this long winter
solitary bird


   Wayne Ray







who will remember
our sandcastle lives...
the winter sea


                                  
   Rebecca Drouilhet



last rites         
the yawning depth of night
seals over

   Devin Harrison


in half lotus
while on the train
my passing thoughts

   Devin Harrison



apartheid...
a zebra
licking only one stripe


   Virgil Babb










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