Tanka

Neena Singh

 
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in deepening cold
bare trees raise arms
and await renewal…
when the call comes
will I too touch the sky

on a cloud carpet
as if in meditation
serene mountain peaks...
faraway a villager dreams
of the gentle patter of rain

Water Droplets
White Flower

tonight
weaving blooms of jasmine
under this new moon
and indigo sky
I await you

autumn rain...
rises from the earth
scent of musk
fills my heart with longing
a thornbird's song of pain.

Winter
Prayer

chanting
prayers aloud
the koel’s song
reaching heavenward
cloud after cloud

 
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Neena Singh runs a non-profit working for quality interventions in the health and education of economically underprivileged children. After three decades of contributing to the banking industry, Neena devotes her time to social work and penning poetry. Her haiku/tanka/haibun and haiga are regularly published in international journals and magazines. She is the author of ‘Whispers of the Soul—The Journey Within’ and ‘One Breath Poetry—a journal of haiku, senryu & tanka’. She lives in Chandigarh, India with her husband and beloved Labrador Rumi.