Midnight Teal (Tanka)

peacock feather

For d’Verse prompt: Form: Tanka.  Other entries here.

The Tanka is one of the earliest Japanese poetic forms consisting of five lines, and must follow the 5-7-5-7-7 syllable count per line.

A peacock’s tail eyes
spy a seclusion of love –
myriad torch lights
waft sensuality’s glow –
writhing rhythmic trysts of flesh


Author: Anita Lubesh

I write poetry/prose/stories/short stories/verses for children/sketch/and have 6 chapters of a novel sitting there like that half eaten trifle in the fridge or bottle of Jack Daniels because something makes you afraid to eat it or drink... right now.. I am a proud Geordie from England's northern hemisphere and the beautiful city of Newcastle upon Tyne. I live with my lovely husband who came all the way from sunny California just for me, and my favourite animal, Bobble, our dog. I am a member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth and wish we could all do more, especially today, when such a lot is wrong.

31 thoughts on “Midnight Teal (Tanka)”

      1. You sound like a weirdo…soz couldn’t resit that. You will have a lovely life I hope and am sure – if you don’t then blame yourself lol. We have been lucky to squeeze some sun this month…rain always wins.

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      2. It just reminded me of those people we tell kids not meant to talk to …like when they say, do you want to see some puppies? lol It isn’t funny and I shouldn’t laugh but that is also how my sister in law chatted up my brother.


      3. LOL! Well, I really could take you to the peacocks, lol. The first time I was there, we were driving down the street and there they were, just ambling along. I said to my sister, “Ohhhhhh, mannnn. Everyone should live where peacocks run wild….”

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      4. Oh some for sure. I have pics now of the peacocks. It’s incredible, they hang out on peoples roofs, in the carports under their houses, and in the trees….They make an awful cawing sound at 4 am, but then I know I’m at my sisters. I haven’t seen them in the town I’ll live in, but they do have egrets and heron. Sounds a little idyllic, doesn’t it, lol.

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