Tanka

Aparna Pathak

 
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standing
with paper banners
about global warming
kids grow
betwixt learning and unlearning

moonlight
through the blinds
of an eerie house . . .
in the basket, a potato
with a growing eye

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a sudden tinkle
in the wind chimes
I tell her
yet another time
all will be fine

swishing
the mouthwash 
this morning
the bamboo at the window
slightly taller

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Snow

melting snow
down the peaks . . .
father peeps
into our study
with half shaved face

 
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Aparna Pathak's work has been featuredin in Frogpond,  The Heron's Nest, The Eunoia Review,Neologism Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. Her work is also being published in 'Auditory Cortex' issue of  Cha : An Asian Literary Journal. She has been honoured with the 'Haiku Master of the Month,' NHK World Haiku Masters (April 2016 & November 2016). Aparna has earned First Place in Sonic Boom Senryu Contest (2018); First Place, 'The Maple Relation,' Where Tanka Prose Grows' Contest and Third Place, UHTS Samurai Haibun contest (2016). She has also been shortlisted in Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems (2016).