Two Tanka In Ink, Sweat & Tears.. #1

by Spiros Zafiris

they effervesce
in cosmic cauldrons – to leap
with frightful legs,
these pangs of lightning
already gone

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it must have been a rose
to send the death rattle's
zigzag bolt back
had it traveled one more instant,
through my lips, I was done for

Ink, Sweat & Tears, Fri 22 Jan 2010

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..Friday, Oct. 28, 2011..>>i am a Montreal poet, 61..a, Capricorn (late December)..single..not looking--, a hermit..many of my poems are widely available online--(ezines and periodicals, and anthologies)..presently, my greatest loves (poetrywise) are tanka and kyoka, earlier times (1979/81) i self-published 2 books of which I sold 5, 000 copies in approx. 3 years.., of poems, Very Personal/Midnight Magic..

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