radhikasreflection

Everyday musings ….Life as I see it…….my space, my reflections and thoughts !!

Tanka Poetry #1 – Moonlight

Thanks Maniparna for introducing me to another new form of poetry!

The velvety sky

bathed in the sliver glow,

sets a perfect stage,

igniting spark and passion,

on the romantic lovers !

Tanka is a poetry form which originated in Japan more than 13 centuries ago. In its purest form, tanka poems are most commonly written as expressions of love, self-reflection, and gratitude. It contains five lines and 31 syllables in the form of 5-7-5-7-7.

Image courtesy: google

Advertisements

54 comments on “Tanka Poetry #1 – Moonlight

  1. ickarus1976
    September 17, 2016

    Beautiful

    Like

  2. Sayanti aka Shine
    September 17, 2016

    Beautiful, Radhika.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. theonlysup
    September 17, 2016

    Nice Radhika. U tried something new ..and expressed it well

    Liked by 1 person

  4. myheartbeats4ublog
    September 17, 2016

    beautifully written….excellent pic too! the moon, sky & romance! cheers, radhika

    Liked by 2 people

  5. kiranmag
    September 17, 2016

    Nice to learn it …thank you so much Radhika and Maniparna Di

    Liked by 1 person

  6. kiranmag
    September 17, 2016

    Nicely peened …with pure feelings of love ..😊

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Vinitha
    September 17, 2016

    Never heard of Tanka before. Something different!
    Thank you for introducing and sharing this! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      September 17, 2016

      I too recently heard of this form of poetry. This was my first attempt at it. Thanks Vinitha!

      Like

  8. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder
    September 17, 2016

    This is a wonderful tanka, Radhika. You have expressed the eternal emotion of love beautifully. 🙂

    Please continue with the form, you’ll compose many more like this one, I’m sure. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. vishalbheeroo
    September 17, 2016

    Ecstatic Radhika. Supremely beautiful:)

    Like

  10. writeshefali
    September 17, 2016

    Lovely lines…learned something new in poetry, thanks to you 😊👍👌

    Liked by 1 person

  11. 🌸 Lily 🌸
    September 17, 2016

    Beautiful ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Divya Deepak Rao
    September 17, 2016

    Your creativity is multiplying by leaps & bounds & thanks to you, I’m getting to learn so many different aspects of poetry!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Divya Deepak Rao
    September 17, 2016

    Eager to read more Radhika 🙂
    Hugs

    Liked by 1 person

  14. elaine
    September 19, 2016

    Hai dear,
    happy to nominate u for Sunshine blogger award :)Happy blogging 🙂
    https://firespiritblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/18/sunshine-blogger-award/

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Akhila
    September 19, 2016

    igniting the spark of lovers.. excellent radhi..

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Sudhir Chauhan
    September 19, 2016

    lovely….

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Advo. R.R.'SAGAR'
    September 19, 2016

    Lovely,Nice Written Radhika ji.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. shreyathewriter
    September 21, 2016

    Romantic imaginations – my favorite pastime.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Sumith Babu
    September 21, 2016

    Nice one Radhika:)

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Karthik
    September 22, 2016

    Hats off to the Wordsmith you are 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      September 22, 2016

      That is a huge compliment to carry on my tender shoulder, which has a long long way to go, before reaching anywhere close to Wordsmith 🙂

      Like

  21. thewritewomanblog
    September 26, 2016

    Romantic indeed!!

    Liked by 1 person

  22. soniyaagrawalblog
    February 21, 2017

    Romance is the most beautiful thing! Extremely beautiful work! You can catch some of my work of short poems on https://soniyaagrawalblog.wordpress.com/ Would love to receive your feedback! Much love -SA

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on September 17, 2016 by in Tanka Poetry and tagged , , , , , .
%d bloggers like this: