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Tanka #3

On an old Neem tree
Whose trunk is black and sooty
Sits a lone white dove.
If only I could repair
my wings and fly to find love.

Posted over at EIF where Ingrid is hosting Tanka challenge!

What is a Tanka?

A Tanka is a Japanese form of poetry. It has five lines and thirty-one syllables in 5/7/5/7/7 format, giving a complete picture of an event or mood. It has an ‘upper’ and ‘lower’ element, and a ‘turn’ from the former to the latter.

M. Jay Dixit, 2021

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