Saturday, November 02, 2019

My Four Tanka published in the Bosphorus Review, Turkey

Four Tankas

By R.K. Singh

tears dry up
leaving no marks where her pain
ends and mine begins
on the face makeup damp
with aching sweat and cold sighs

when I wanted to change
seats my friend said she can
only if the door's locked
the light out and her mom
in another city

too small to explore
the sea of the unknown:
island existence
breathing hell of darkness
dreading hungry excursions

dark alleys
chaos on the road
fear delays
homeward move at nine
lumpens lie in wait

Ram Krishna Singh, an Indian English poet, has been writing  for about four decades. A former professor of English at IIT-ISM in Dhanbad, India, he has published more than 160 research articles, 175 book reviews and 42 books, including Sense and Silence: Collected Poems (2010), New and Selected Poems Tanka and Haiku (2012),  You Can’t Scent Me and Other Selected Poems (2016), God Too Awaits Light (2017), Growing Within (2017), and  There's No Paradise and Other Selected Poems Tanka & Haiku (2019). .

Published in The Bosphorus Review, Turkey, November 01, 2019


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