3 Tanka poems

Tanka Poem – They have a 5-7-5-7-7 syllable count, per line. With no capital letters or punctuations only a dash may be used to signify a breath being taken or as part of the title. Tanka is one of the earliest of Japanese poetic forms.

hot, hazy, humid
summer days linger far
to long – masking my
soul’s cool seductive flow
autumn desires come soon

caress my soul now
let your mind entwine with mine
lest you leave me bare
the memory of thy embrace
remain on all my senses

kiss and mark my heart
with the love of all ages
keep me in your mind
as we journey through all
stages of separate life

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