Tag Archives: tanka

tea leaves stewing in bitterness

machine-gun police peppering the streets why, this zephyr seeks revelation! I skirt the issue play catch as you like an electron waves goodbye an ex to grind beneath my heel ex machina both god and the devil logically tea leaves … Continue reading

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catenary

catenary – a falling between precipices contemplation of the hyperbolic geometry of lust

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beautiful

helen was a sexbot built and programmed by gods to be given, and taken by men but… she was beautiful

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tapio-ku and bird-ku

A short collection this month, in no particular order… street cracks cars play hopscotch at twilight expectant quiet urgent is night over xanadu (after the) t/rain I watch the cracks grow farm shop a discovery of tapioca march to school … Continue reading

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a murmuration of darlings – playing the trump

Trump who has played the trump card? pyrrhus would have fled such victory how much oil to burn the unwanted? white supremacy would wash rainbows from the sky and wall out the sun twilight’s beauty a traitor to the american … Continue reading

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nothing but echoes – washed in sorrow

Traditions horned fertility of ancient gods a river of divine blessings sowing of seed was n/ever man’s responsibility I defy tradition! as my father did before me tradition a strait-laced corset about a breathless maid bed of knots and leaves … Continue reading

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A glass half empty

Volume 1 Issue 10 of Failed Haiku is out today, with over a hundred pages of ‘senryu and senryuish poetry’. I’m still reading my way through it, out of order, and so far one of my favourites is the very … Continue reading

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